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Adjectives And Their Nouns

Point out the adjectives in the following sentences, and tell the nouns which they modify:

1. The tall foxglove bows his pink head.

2. The east is bright with morning light.

3. The merry horn wakes up the dewy morn.

4. The old town never saw a prettier sight.

5. A pretty gray squirrel once lived in this old elm tree.

6. The speckled trout live in the quiet, shady brooks.

7. The little brown buds began to grow large in the warm spring sunshine.

8. He was very kind and generous to all, especially to old people.

9. Every child was afraid of this strange sight.

10. Three brilliant flashes lighted up the dull gray sky.

11. The little boys in the next house have seven beautiful pigeons.

12. The old apple tree standing on yon high hill was planted by my grandfather.

13. In olden times brave soldiers fought their fierce enemies with long spears.

14. We had a merry time last week in the green cornfields.

15. An early breakfast was ready for the first comers.

16. The most perfect gentleman always respects the feelings of others.

17. These heavy engines draw the freight trains.

18. Our sweetest songs are those

That tell of saddest thoughts.

19. From our low, unsteady seat in the light canoes it was impossible to see far into the dense forest that lined the quiet shores of the lake; but two pairs of flashing eyes, like glowing red hot coals, told us where the tiger cats thought themselves concealed.

20. Flowers expand their light and soul-like wings

Teaching us by most persuasive reasons.

21. Twelve fiery tongues flashed straight and red, Six leaden balls on their errand sped.

22. The ceaseless rain is falling fast,

And yonder gilded vane, Immovable for three days past, Points to the misty main.

23. Whene'er a noble deed is wrought,

Whene'er is spoken a noble thought, Our hearts in glad surprise,

To higher levels rise.

24. The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,

The furrow followed free; We were the first that ever burst Into that silent sea.

25. By day, a warmer-hearted blue

Stoops softly to that topmost swell; Its thread-like windings seem a clew To gracious climes where all is well.

26. In happy homes he saw the light

Of household fires gleam warm and bright.

27. My life is cold and dark and dreary, It rains, and the wind is never weary.

28. Then most musical and solemn,

Bringing back the olden times, With their strange unearthly changes, Rang the melancholy chimes.

29. I have read in some old marvellous tale,

Some legend strange and vague,

That a midnight host of spectres pale

Beleaguered the walls of Prague.

30. O! Young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide borders his steed is the best, And save his good broad-sword, he weapon had none, And he rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone.

So faithful in love and so dauntless in war,. There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.

81. "Stand, Bayard, stand!" - the steed obeyed With arching neck and bended head, And glancing eye, and quivering ear, As if he loved his lord to hear. . No foot Fitz-James in stirrup stayed, No grasp upon the saddle laid, But wreathed his left hand in the mane, And lightly bounded from the plain, Turned on the horse his armed heel, And stirred his courage with the steel. Bounded the fiery steed in air, The rider sat erect and fair.

32. How often have I paused on every charm, The shelter'd cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighboring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made!

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