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Adjectives – Adverbs

Word Order of Adjectives

Numb Your Size/ Age Shap Colou Count Materi Noun
er Own Weigh e r ry al
Opinio t of
n/ Origin
Quality
one nice small old round brown Chines marble table
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Put the adjectives in the right order
1. a dog / black / small 14. a blouse / cotton / Indian / old
…………………………………………… ……………………………………………
2. a house / old / brick 15. a film / fantastic / English /
…………………………………………… recent
3. a chair / wooden / old / brown ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 16. a car / white / fast / American
4. a hat / large / new / green ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 17. a piano / Austrian / wooden
5. an apple / red / shiny ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 18. a teacher / English / middle-aged
6. a flower / yellow / small ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 19. a novel / historical / boring / long
7. a man / polite / old ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 20. a disco / noisy / new / popular
8. a cloud / while / pretty ……………………………………………
…………………………………………… 21. a carpet / antique / French /
9. a road / straight / long unusual
…………………………………………… ……………………………………………
10. an earring /gold /expensive 22. a bed / soft / huge / comfortable
…………………………………………… ……………………………………………
11. a car / French / modern / 23. a camera / new / expensive /
wonderful German
…………………………………………… ……………………………………………
12. a bag / plastic / black / large 24. a jumper / handmade / red /
…………………………………………… woolen
13. an object / round / tiny / yellow ……………………………………………
……………………………………………

Order of Adverbs of Manner / Place / Time / Frequency / Degree
The adverbs usually follow this order:
manner place time
e.g. They were quietly in the sitting all afternoon
playing room
When the verb of the sentence expresses movement, then the order is:

place manner time

I have never seen such a cute baby. He jumped (foolishly. Ruth is less intelligent than Kate. 9. He goes to work by bus everyday The adverb of time can be put at the beginning of the sentence for emphasis. I travelled (last year. He is usually on time. time manner Place e. They come (on time. Kate is more intelligent than Ruth. e. frequently. 10. always. at home. noisily. It is the cutest baby I have ever seen. My brother snores (all night. 2. smartly). 14. He is the best story writer. rarely. The athlete wins (very. He commutes (by train. 18. Adverbs of frequency (eg. during elections). Structural Conversion 1. Can't you eat any more than that? Is that the most you can eat? 4.00. 5. sleepily. Yesterday they worked hard at the office. 5. often. to America). He missed the bus (this morning. for work. He writes stories better than anyone else. He drives (at night. sometimes). The cat is allowed to go (out of the house. sometimes). 8. 13. He dresses (usually. carelessly). 3.g. in public). No one else writes stories as well as he dot . at ten o'clock). 7. 15. off the building). 19. e. Ruth isn't as intelligent as Kate. Can't you find a faster car than that? Is that the fastest car you can find? 3. He behaves (immaturely. never. She stayed (at work.e. on my own. seldom). He looks (in the morning.g. easily). always. 4. they appear before an auxiliary verb in short answers. yesterday). g. to work). John went (by bicycle. He is quite tall. to school. The boy took the biscuit (greedily. to work). never). 20. 12. yesterday. 6. Yes. usually etc. cheerful). almost). The King appears (nowadays. However. She was watching TV (alone. He got (out of bed. Rewrite the following sentences putting the adverbs in the right order. frequently. he usually does. this morning. 16. She works (better. 2.) appear after an auxiliary but before the main verb. 17. in the sitting room).g. The President appears (on television. late. 1. Adverbs of Degree are placed before the word they modify. at night). Does he help you with the dishes? He usually comes at 6. from the tin). 11.

On the day she got married. . 15.6. Winter isn't as hot as summer. There aren't……………………………. …………………………………………………. There are more people in Japan than in Australia. Music is the most exciting thing for her. 5. 12. Can't he run any faster than that? Is …………………………………………………………. Nothing else is as exciting as music for he 7. He likes ……………………………………………………………… 3. 18. 7. Can't you be more helpful than that? Is that …………………………………………………. 16. Betty………………………………………………………. The day…………………. 6. Astronomy fascinates him more than anything else. This film is the most wonderful of all. Kate has more clothes than Betty. I enjoy……………………………………. It was the ……………………………………………………… 4. Grapes are more expensive than apples. Apples……………………………………………. He'd rather learn French than Italian. Music excites her more than anything else. She prefers beef to chicken.. 11. she was happier than ever before. Nothing else………………………. He prefers tea to coffee. There is no one who sings as well as him. He is……………………………………………. There were more people on the beach than in the town. ………………………………………………….. He'd prefer…………………………………………… 9. There weren't ………………… …………………………………………………. He was luckier than ever before on the day he won the pools. I had never seen a better film. 14. Summer is hotter than winter. The day that…………… ………………………………………………….. I don't enjoy the theatre as much as the cinema. 8. She likes………………………………………………………… 13. We have never had such a delicious pizza. 2. ………………………………. Finish the following sentences without changing the meaning of the sentences printed before them. There is no film which is more wonderful than this one. 8. It was……………………………………………………………. It was…………………………………………… 10. Snoring…………………………………….. 1. Nothing else annoys him as much as snoring.. 17. I'd never had a better meal.

Where do you want to put the table? David: Against that wall.............. David: Hello Paul..... I cook…………………………………………………... 20.................................. Why.. She doesn't cook as well as I do................... I think there's a film on BBC 1.. Paul: What are you going to do now? David: I'm not sure... Complete the following dialogue...... The chairs can go around the table................... ... Paul: Not at all..? Paul: Certainly............................ Is that the most you can say? Can’t ………………………………………………….......? David: Thank you........19.................? Paul: That's a good idea.......... Would...................................... Could.......