Adjective or adverb: grammar exercise

July 27, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate adjectives or adverbs.

1. If you work too …………………………………., you will fall ill.

a) hard                                  b) hardly

2. The country received …………………………………… any rainfall this year.

a) hard                                  b) hardly

3. In a democratic country, everybody has the right to speak …………………………….

a) free                                  b) freely

4. He hit the nail ————————————

a) hard                                  b) hardly

5. The show was ……………………………………… amusing.

a) high                                  b) highly

6. Throw it as ………………………………………. as you can.

a) high                                  b) highly

7. He has ……………………………………. arrived.

a) just                                   b) justly

8. All criminals must be ……………………………………….. punished for their crimes.

a) just                                   b) justly

9. He is never ………………………………………… for work.

a) late                                   b) lately

10. I haven’t been to the theatre much …………………………………………

a) late                                   b) lately

Answers

1. If you work too hard, you will fall ill. (Hard can be used both as an adjective and as an adverb.)

2. The country received hardly any rainfall this year. (Hardly means almost not.)

3. In a democratic country everybody has the right to speak freely. (Freely means without limit or restriction.)

4. He hit the nail hard.

5. The show was highly amusing. (Highly expresses an extreme degree.)

6. Throw it as high as you can. (High refers to height.)

7. He has just arrived. (Just is an adverb of time.)

8. All criminals must be justly punished for their crimes.

9. He is never late for work.

10. I haven’t been to the theatre much lately. (Lately means recently.)

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