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ADVERBS OF MANNER EXERCISES ON ADVERBS

Most English adverbs are formed by adding the 1) FORM ADVERBS FROM THESE ADJECTIVES:
suffix -ly to an adjective: 1 healthy 8 silly 15 terrible
2 bad 9 full 16 bitter
nervous nervously bad badly
3 real 10 soft 17 leisurely
beautiful beautifully safe safely
4 suitable 11 usual 18 sarcastic
Exceptions: whole wholly, full fully 5 public 12 nice 19 high
Note that : 6 angry 13 natural 20 fashionable
1. Final y after a consonant changes to i: 7 gentle 14 immediate 21 good
easy easily, gay gaily (butcoycoyly) 2) MATCH EACH VERB WITH A SUITABLE
2. The ending -le disappears if it follows a ADVERB. USE EACH ADVERB ONLY ONCE:
consonant: terrible terribly; think .......................... quietly
sleep .......................... bitterly
probable probably; gentle gently
speak English .............. soundly
3. Adjectives ending in -ic add -ally : close the door .............. carefully
scientific scientifically; economic cry ........................ fluently
economically (exception : public publicly) whisper .................. dangerously
wait ...................... stupidly
4. With adjectives ending in -ly we use the equivalent
expression in a ........ way/manner: drive ........................ patiently
listen ....................... softly
He was treated in a friendly way.
behave ........................ attentively
5. Some adverbs have the same form as the
corresponding adjective. The most important of these 3) FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE CORRECT FORM
are far, soon, fast, hard, early, late, long, straight, high, OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS:
direct. Example: I can run very ........ (quick). I can run very quickly.
a hard lesson I worked hard yesterday. 1. I was very .................... (careful) when I opened the door.
a fast train The train is travelling fast. 2. I opened the door very .................... (careful).
a high wall I cant jump so high as you can. 3. We had to work really ............... (hard) to pass the exams.
6. The adverb corresponding to good is well: 4. They were ....................... (hard) times for everybody.
a good pianist She plays the piano well. 5. We .......................... (hard) had enough to eat.
Well is also an adjective when it refers to health : 6. I can explain it to you very.................. (simple).
Im not very well today. Ive got a cold. 7. Hes ................... (probable) at home now.
7. In some cases -ly changes the meaning of the word: 8. We arrived ............... (early) and had to wait half an hour.
hardly (= scarcely): I know hardly anything about it.
9. ............. (early) people normally get good seats.
lately (= recently): I havent seen Susan lately.
highly (= very much): Indians like highly spiced 10. She looked ........................(terrible) sad.
food. 11. Youll have to do it ..............(extreme) ........ (fast).
directly (= as soon as): We can eat directly we get 12. China was much too ................. (far) away for a holiday.
home. 13. There are lots of ...................(near) resorts we havent
presently (= later): I will phone you presently, when
I been to yet.
have a break. 14. Im ..................... (near) ready.
nearly (= almost ) : It was nearly midnight. l5. He speaks so ............. (quick) that I cant understand him.
8. Adjectives qualify nouns and copulative verbs (like: 16. Shes a ................ (quick) learner. She understands
be, seem, look, sound....) Adverbs qualify verbs and everything at the first explanation.
other adverbs or adjectives:
17. You sound .................. (tired).
She looks happy. Shes a happy girl. 18. My mother looked at me ................. (angry).
She sang happily. It was a happy song. 19. She looked .............. (real) .................. (angry).
Hes really stupid. He behaves really stupidly. 20. Hes ................... (serious) ill.
Adverbs of Manner

SOLUTION

Exercise 1:

1 healthy - healthily 8 silly - in a silly manner 15 terrible - terribly


2 bad - badly 9 full - fully 16 bitter - bitterly
3 real - really 10 soft - softly 17 leisurely - in a leisurely manner
4 suitable - suitably 11 usual - usually 18 sarcastic - sarcastically
5 public - publicly 12 nice - nicely 19 high - high
6 angry - angrily 13 natural - naturally 20 fashionable - fashionably
7 gentle - gently 14 immediate - immediately 21 good - well

Exercise 2:

1. think carefully
2. sleep soundly
3. speak English fluently
4. close the door quietly
5. cry bitterly
6. whisper softly
7. wait patiently
8. drive dangerously
9. listen attentively
10. behave stupidly

Exercise 3
1. I was very careful when I opened the door.
2. I opened the door very carefully.
3. We had to work really hard to pass the exams.
4. They were hard times for everybody.
5. We hardly had enough to eat.
6. I can explain it to you very simply.
7. Hes probably at home now.
8. We arrived early and had to wait half an hour.
9. Early people normally get good seats.
10. She looked terribly sad.
11. Youll have to do it extremely fast.
12. China was much too far away for a holiday.
13. There are lots of near resorts we havent been to yet.
14. Im nearly ready.
15. He speaks so quickly that I cant understand him.
16. Shes a quick learner. She understands everything at the first explanation.
17. You sound tired.
18. My mother looked at me angrily.
19. She looked really angry.
20. Hes seriously ill.