Adjective – positive or negative?

July 1, 2012pdf

Some adjectives refer to positive qualities; others refer to negative qualities. Read the adjectives given below and say whether they are positive or negative.

1. Kind

a) positive                           b) negative

2. Generous

a) positive                           b) negative

3. Marvelous

a) positive                           b) negative

4. Ignorant

a) positive                           b) negative

5. Splendid

a) positive                           b) negative

6) Beautiful

a) positive                           b) negative

7. Careful

a) positive                           b) negative

8. Stupid

a) positive                           b) negative

9. Pretty

a) positive                           b) negative

10. Cunning

a) positive                           b) negative

11. Mean

a) positive                           b) negative

12. Calm

a) positive                           b) negative

13. Sympathetic

a) positive                           b) negative

14. Attractive

a) positive                           b) negative

15. Brilliant

a) positive                           b) negative

16. Bright

a) positive                           b) negative

17. Careless

a) positive                           b) negative

18. Rude

a) positive                           b) negative

19. Average

a) positive                           b) negative

20. Efficient

a) positive                           b) negative

Answers

1. Kind – positive; 2. Generous – positive; 3. Marvelous – positive; 4. Ignorant – negative; 5. Splendid – positive; 6. Beautiful – positive; 7. Careful – positive; 8. Stupid – negative; 9. Pretty – positive; 10. Cunning – negative; 11. Mean – negative; 12. Calm – positive; 13. Sympathetic – positive; 14. Attractive – positive; 15. Brilliant – positive; 16. Bright – positive; 17. Careless – negative; 18. Rude – negative; 19. Average – negative; 20. Efficient – positive

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