Adjectives and adverbs quiz

April 15, 2011pdf

Complete the following sentences using the answer choices given in the brackets.

1.       The fish tasted ………………….. (awful / awfully)

2.       It is ……………………. cold. (bitter / bitterly)

3.       This novel is ……………………. Interesting. (too / very)

4.       I am ………………… glad to meet you. (very / much)

5.       I could not find it …………………. (nowhere / anywhere)

6.       The child ate the sweets ………………… (greedily / greedy)

7.       You will pay ……………………. for your mistakes. (dearly / dear)

8.       I don’t know ………………….. about him. (nothing / anything)

9.       I haven’t got ………………… money. (any / no)

10.   He was driving …………………. fast. (unusual / unusually)

Answers

1.       awful

2.       bitterly

3.       very (Too has a negative meaning.)

4.       very (Much cannot be used before positive adjectives.)

5.       anywhere (not anywhere = nowhere)

6.       greedily

7.       dearly

8.       anything (not anything = nothing

9.       any (not any = no)

10.   unusually

Notes

Adjectives are used to modify nouns. Adverbs are used to modify verbs. Adverbs can also modify adjectives and other adverbs.

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