Commonly confused adjectives worksheet for class 6

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate adjective.

1. I prefer the …………………. proposition to the former. (later / latter)

2. She is the …………………. of the two sisters. (older / elder)

3. He is the ………………….. of the three brothers. (elder / eldest / oldest)

4. That is Antonio, the ………………… son of the duke. (eldest / oldest)

5. No ………………….. explanations were given. (further / farther)

6. Mumbai is ………………… from the equator than Colombo. (farther / further)

7. The ………………….. news from the town is quiet depressing. (latest / last)

8. The ………………… time I saw him, he looked very happy. (last / latest)

9. We should receive the ………………….. news in a short while. (latest / last)

10. Today is the ………………….. day for receiving the applications. (last / latest)

Answers

1. I prefer the latter proposition to the former.

2. She is the older of the two sisters. (To speak of two persons, we use elder. Elder can only be used before a noun.)

3. He is the oldest of the three brothers. (To speak of more than two persons, we use eldest. Eldest can only be used before a noun.)

4. That is Antonio, the eldest / oldest son of the duke.

5. No further explanations were given.

6. Mumbai is farther from the equator than Colombo.

7. The latest news from the town is quiet depressing.

8. The last time I saw him, he looked very happy.

9. We should receive the latest news in a short while.

10. Today is the last day for receiving the applications.

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