Adverbs - exercises

Circle the correct form, either the adverb or the adjective, in each sentence.
1. We walked [quick/quickly] because we were late to the office. 2. The runner was [quick/quickly], and so he won the race. 3. He drove [careful/carefully] on his way home. 4. He was [careful/carefully] when he drove that car. 5. Speak [slow/slowly], I have a terrible headache. 6. She is so [slow/slowly] that she’ll never finish her work in time! 7. I met a [beautiful/beautifully] woman at the party. 8. She played [beautiful/beautifully] the violin. 9. Tom is a very [quiet/quietly] boy. 10. Do your job [quiet/quietly]. Your father is tired. 11. The boys played [noisy/noisily] and bothered everybody in the room. 12. Stop being so [noisy/noisily]! Can't you play [quiet/quietly]? 13. Could you tell me [honest/honestly] what you were doing there? 14. He said that there’s no [honest/honestly] colleague at the office!

Complete the following sentences by choosing one of the words in brackets:
1. This table has a smoothly/smooth surface. 2. These girls speak English fluently/fluent. 3. They looked at us amazing/amazingly. 4. I don’t know why they looked unhappy/unhappily. 5. The woman tasted the meat cautious/ cautiously.

Complete each sentence with an adverb. Form these adverbs from the following adjectives: bad, bright, careful, fast, fluent, foolish, good, happy, hard, immediate, merry, polite,
punctual, thorough:
1. Why are you so rude? You should behave …… 2. My daughter has improved her English lately, she doesn’t make grammar mistakes and she speaks …… 3. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining ………………., the birds were singing and the children were playing …….. 4. Sammy is a good football player. He always plays …..

9. 11.. I don’t know what happened to him that evening. ………………………… we heard a terrible noise. I have arrived …………………… 14.educated man. will you manage to pass such a difficult exam. we must solve it ………………… . 10. 7. Why are you driving so…………………….today? 6. I am not late. 12. 8. As she doesn’t want to learn the new words. Only by working ……………………….. Bob did not study this lesson as ………………. as the other ones. As this is an urgent matter.5. she speaks French ……………… and she writes it even………………. but he behaved ……………. 13. Our manager is a ……………………. I opened the door …………………………lest my mother shoul hear me.

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