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14. Adverbs and word order

- Practice

A Adverbs (1- 2)

Read each sentence and write down the word which is an adverb.

  • I'm just finishing an interesting article in this magazine. just_______________________

1. We have to leave our dirty shoes outside. ___________________________
2. Perhaps you have to type a password into the computer. _________________________
3. Someone always leaves this door open. ___________________________
4. Obviously we aren't going to go for a walk in the rain. ___________________________
5. The car rolled silently down the hill. ___________________________
6. Your friend Andrew works hard, doesn't he? ___________________________

B Adverbs and their position (1-2)

Read this true story. Some adverbs are underlined. Say if their position is front, mid or end.

Once a man called Alvin decided to rob a bank in Montgomery, Alabama. Alvin's parents had often
told him that good manners were important. So Alvin went to the bank and stood in line. He waited
patiently. Soon it was his turn. He dramatically pulled out a gun and threatened the cashier. She
politely told him that he was in the wrong line and should go to another counter. Alvin immediately
went to the correct place and stood in line again. Suddenly the police rushed in and arrested him.
Alvin was amazed. They'd caught him before he'd
even done the robbery. The moral of the story is

that you shouldn't always do what your parents tell you.





- once
1. often
2. patiently
3. soon
4. dramatically
5. politely


6. immediately
7. again
8. suddenly
9. even
10. always


C Mid position (2)

Complete the conversations using the words in brackets. Put the adverbs in the best place.

  • Emma: Did you know the man who tried to steal your bag? (certainly / recognize / would)

Vicky: No, but I would certainly recognize him again.
1. David: That was a goal, wasn't it? (clearly / crossed)
Tom: Yes, the ball _____________the line.
2. Mark: The weather is a lot better today. (probably / rain / will)
Sarah: It said on the radio it ____________later.
3. Tom: How do we get to Mike's place? (didn't / fully / understand)
Nick: I don't know. I ______________the directions.
4. Harriet: It's quiet here today, isn't it? (usually / are)
Laura: Yes, the neighbours________________ out on a Sunday.
5. Emma: Have you been to this place before? (it / occasionally / visited)
Matthew: Yes, I _________________as a child.
6. Alan: Did the computers crash this morning? (soon / were / working)
Mark: Yes, but they ________________ again.
7. Melanie: Your friend's late, Vicky. (forgotten / has / obviously)
Vicky: Rachel _______________ that we arranged to go out.

D Adverbs of frequency (2, 6)

Look at what people are saying and write the information in one sentence.
Put the adverb or adverbial phrase in mid or end position. Choose the best position.

  • Vicky: I lose my way in London. It always happens.

Vicky always loses her way in London.

  • Laura: The birds wake me up. It happens every morning.

The birds wake Laura up every morning.
1. David: It rains when I'm on holiday. Well, usually.
2. Rita: My friend visits me. She comes most weekends.
3. Mark: I get a pay rise. I get one every year.
4. Rachel: I don't check my work. I never do that.

E Adverbs and word order (1-7)

Put the words in the right order and write the statements. Sometimes there is more than one possible order.

  • cleaned / every day / is / the office The office cleaned every day.

1. always / I've / known / your secret _______________________
2. afford / can't / certainly / a new car / we _______________________
3. didn't / far / the tourists / walk _______________________
4. carefully / cut / the paper / Tom _______________________
5. also / can / Natasha / play / the violin _______________________
6. I / most days / read / the newspaper _______________________

F Adverbs in end position (8)

Complete these sentences from a newspaper. Put the words and phrases in the best order.

  • The Queen has visited the show regularly since 1985 (regularly / since 1985).

1. The President died ________________ (at his home / peacefully) .
2. The protesters marched ________________(through the streets / yesterday) .
3. The Prime Minister went __________________(last year / to Greece).
4. Henry likes Rome. He spent a week ______________(in June / there) .

G Adverbs and word order (1-8)

Read the postcard from Olivia to her friend Kirsty and write the sentences. Put the adverbs in the best place.

Thank you for having us (last weekend). (1) We had a lovely time (in the country). (2) We arrived
home at about eight (safely). (3) You must come and visit us (before too long). (4) It's nice to see you
and Tony (always) . (5) You'll be able to come in the New Year (maybe). (6) We'll see you (sometime).

  • Thank you for having us last weekend.

1. ______________________________.
2. ______________________________.
3. ______________________________.
4. ______________________________.
5. ______________________________.
6. ______________________________.

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