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Collocations 8 (adverb+verb

)
Choose the best adverb or adverbial phrase from the table below to go with
the verbs and complete the sentences.

approvingly
sharply
blankly
prematurely
noticeably
heavily

menacingly
perfectly
upright
barely
sternly
openly

1. People who over-expose themselves to strong sunlight are known to
show signs of ageing _________.
2. It was a deep cut to the leg and the poor animal began to bleed
_________.
3. The revolution began when a small group of students _________ defied
police orders to return to their homes after a football match.
4. Three men hovering _________ near the bank in a mini-van alerted the
police to the planned robbery.
5. I wasn't sure if Maggie agreed with what I was saying but then she began
nodding head _________, so I continued with what I was saying.
6. The government has raised the price of cigarettes _________ in an
attempt to reduce smoking.
7. We have had to _________ rebuke your son, Mrs. Wilson. His behaviour
on the school trip yesterday was nothing short of disgraceful.
8. The political views of the British Labour Party _________ shifted in the
first part of the 1990s.
9. Please sit _________ Jane. You look so awful when you slouch in your
chair!
10. I didn't even understand the question the professor had asked me and I
ended up just staring _________ at her. It was so humiliating.
11. Ooh, buy this skirt Karen. It suits you _________!
12. He _________ understood the main points of the plan and we had to go
over them three times. I don't know how he ever became the head of this
section!

People who over-expose themselves to strong sunlight are known to show signs of ageing __PREMATURELY__. 5. It suits you __PERFECTLY__! 12. Please sit __UPRIGHT__ Jane. Three men hovering __MENACINGLY__ near the bank in a mini-van alerted the police to the planned robbery. You look so awful when you slouch in your chair! 10. I wasn't sure if Maggie agreed with what I was saying but then she began nodding head __APPROVINGLY__. The revolution began when a small group of students __OPENLY__ defied police orders to return to their homes after a football match. buy this skirt Karen. 9.KEY 1. We have had to __STERNLY__ rebuke your son. It was so humiliating. Ooh. 2. He __BARELY__ understood the main points of the plan and we had to go over them three times. 8. I don't know how he ever became the head of this section! . The government has raised the price of cigarettes __SHARPLY__ in an attempt to reduce smoking. Wilson. Mrs. It was a deep cut to the leg and the poor animal began to bleed __HEAVILY__. so I continued with what I was saying. His behaviour on the school trip yesterday was nothing short of disgraceful. 4. 11. 6. 3. I didn't even understand the question the professor had asked me and I ended up just staring __BLANKLY__ at her. The political views of the British Labour Party __NOTICEABLY__ shifted in the first part of the 1990s. 7.