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Our workbook download includes a word list and grammar exercises.

The free exercises below are a sample from our workbook download.

Workbook Example – Exercise

Instructions:  Make one sentence for each of the groups of sentences given, using the rules for adjective order provided in the last part of this page.

1) The woman bought a stroller. It cost $25. It was made of vinyl. It was for the baby.

2) The tourist took checks with him on vacation. The checks were for travelers. They were new. They cost $100.

3) I like my pajamas a lot. They are old. They are made of flannel. They are red.

4) The farmer used a plow. It was from Germany. It was expensive. It was for his fields.

5) She likes to collect vases. They are antiques. They are from Italy. They are ceramic.

Michigan Workbook Example – Answers

1) The woman bought a $25 vinyl baby stroller.

2) The tourist took new $100 travelers checks with him on vacation.

3) I like my old red flannel pajamas a lot.

4) The farmer used an expensive German field plow.




5) She likes to collect antique Italian ceramic vases.

Workbook Example – Word List

Instructions: Study the words in the list below. Then do the exercise at the end of the chapter.

affable – (adj.) pleasant; friendly; (syn.) winsome, amiable, cordial. e.g. – James is an affable fellow and is pleasant company. Der. (n.) affability; (adv.) affably.

alacrity – (n.) the willingness or readiness to carry out a specific action. e.g. – Sarah is an eager student and studies with alacrity.

beckon – (v.) to call forward. e.g. – The teacher is beckoning you to come forward to the board.

blandishment – (n.) compliment. e.g. – Mike gave me a nice blandishment yesterday. He told me that I was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen. Der. (v.) blandish.

bolster – (v.) to raise or increase by supporting the cause or interest of something. e.g. – Going to Disneyland bolstered the spirits of the terminally-ill children.

capitulate – (v.) to give up or surrender in battle. e.g. – The army capitulated after the enemy’s heavy attack. Der. (n.) capitulation.

clandestine – (adj.) being done or carried out in secrecy. e.g. – The clandestine government operation was known only to a select group of politicians. Der. (adv.) clandestinely.

demeanor – (n.) behavior, manner, or temperament. e.g. – This job requires a person with a pleasant demeanor because you will constantly be working with the public.

deplore – (v.) to consider as deserving of contempt or disapproval. e.g. – The teacher deplored the students who hadn’t done their homework and expressed her disapproval. Der. (adj.) deplorable; (adv.) deplorably.

Our word list includes the vocabulary that has appeared on past examinations.

For each item in the word list, we provide the word, its usage (noun, verb, adjective, or adverb), its definition, and synonyms.

You will also see how to use each word in an example sentence that follows the definition.

The above sample is just an excerpt from the word list that is included in our workbook.

Our workbook also contains 25 chapters on the grammar that has commonly been assessed on past examinations.

Other Free Samples

Please also have a look at the samples from our other downloads:

Free Practice Tests Download

Sample of Our Reading Comprehension Practice Tests

Free Sample of Cloze (Gap-Fill) Exercises from our Download

Michigan Workbook Example – Rules for Adjective Order

When a noun is preceded by more than one adjective, the following rules apply to the order of the adjectives:

1) Adjectives of location or function immediately precede the noun.

Example: computer tables

2) Adjectives describing the material of which the object is made precede adjectives of location or function.

Example: plastic computer tables

3) Adjectives concerning nationality precede these.

Example: American plastic computer tables

4) Adjectives which state the value of the object precede these.

Example: $15 American plastic computer tables

5) Adjectives describing the color of the object precede these.

Example: white $15 American plastic computer tables

6) Adjectives concerning shape, age, quality, or size are mentioned first.

Example: new white $15 American plastic computer tables

Michigan Workbook Example – Further Notes:

a) The possessive form is not used for adjectives of location or function.

Example: computer tables

BUT NOT computer’s tables

b) Plurals are not used as adjectives.

Example: computer tables

BUT NOT computers tables

c) The prepositions “of” and “for” are generally not used to mention the adjective after the noun.

Example: computer tables

BUT NOT tables of computers

AND NOT tables for computers

Look at this example from reading passage 2 in Practice Test 1:

. . . major American commercial enterprises . . .

(size) + (nationality) + (function) + (noun)

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