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21. Adjective or adverb 1

- Practice

A Adverbs (1-2)

This is part of a story about a spy called X. Put in adverbs formed from these adjectives:
bright, careful, fluent, immediate, patient, punctual, quiet, safe, secret,
slow

The journey took a long time because the train travelled so slowly. It was hot, and the sun shone (1) _________ from a clear sky. X could only wait (2)___________ for the journey to end. When the train finally arrived, he had no time to spare, so he (3) ____________ took a taxi to the hotel. Y was on time. She arrived (4)_______________ at three. No one else knew about the meeting - it was important to meet (5) __________ 'I had a terrible journey,' said Y. 'But luckily the pilot managed to land (6) _____________.' Her English was good, and she spoke very (7) __________ . X was listening (8)__________ to every word. They were speaking very (9) ___________ in case the room was bugged.

B The -ly ending (2)

Look at the information in brackets and put in the adverbs. Be careful with the spelling.

  • (Emma's toothache was terrible.) Emma's tooth ached terribly.

1. (Henry was angry.) Henry shouted _____________at the waiter.
2. (I'm happy sitting here.) I can sit here____________ for hours.
3. (The switch is automatic.) The machine switches itself off ______________.
4. (The debate should be public.) We need to debate the matter _____________.
5. (Everyone was enthusiastic.) Everyone discussed the idea _______________.
6. (We should be reasonable.) Can't we discuss the problem _______________ ?
7. (The building has to be secure.) Did you lock all the doors_________________ ?

C Adverb or adjective? (1-2)

Decide what you need to say. End your sentence with an adverb ending in -ly.

  • Tell the police that you can't remember the accident. It isn't very clear in your mind.

I can't remember the accident very clearly.
1. Tell your friend that United won the game. It was an easy win.
2. Tell your boss that you've checked the figures. You've been careful.
3. Tell your neighbor that his dog barked at you. It was very fierce.
4. You are phoning your friend. Tell him about the rain where you are. It's quite heavy.

D Adverb or adjective? (1-3)

Vicky is telling Rachel about a dream she had. Choose the correct forms.

I had a strange/strangelydream last night. I was in a garden. It was getting (1) dark/darkly, and it
was (2)
terrible/ terribly cold. My head was aching (3) bad/badly. I was walking out of the garden when
(4)
sudden/suddenly I saw a man. He was sitting (5) quiet/quietly on a seat. He seemed very
(6)
unhappy/unhappily. He looked up and smiled (7) sad/sadly at me. I don't know why, but I felt
(8)
curious/curiously about him. I wanted to talk to him, but I couldn't think what to say. I just stood
there (9)
foolish/ foolishly.

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