Adverbs with two forms

August 22, 2013pdf

Some adjectives and adverbs have the same form. In some cases, the adverb may have two forms, one like the adjective and the other with –ly. Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the adverb.

1. Sorry I didn’t turn up – I ……………….. forgot. (clean / cleanly)

2. At least ten children were ……………….. injured in the accident. (deadly / fatally)

3. The comedy show was …………………….. amusing. (high / highly)

4. The protestors demanded that the culprits should be ………………….  punished. (justly / just)

5. I haven’t been to the theater much …………………. (late / lately)

6. Isn’t she dressed …………………? (pretty / prettily)

7. I will be there at six o’clock ……………….. (sharp / sharply)

8. Their door was ………………… open but nobody was inside. (wide / widely)

9. I ……………….. believed that she loved me. (wrong / wrongly)

10. I hate arriving ………………… (late / lately)

Answers

1. Sorry I didn’t turn up – I clean forgot. (Clean can mean ‘completely’ before forget.)

2. At least ten children were fatally injured in the accident.

3. The comedy show was highly amusing.

4. The protestors demanded that the culprits should be justly punished.

5. I haven’t been to the theater much lately. (Lately means recently.)

6. Isn’t she dressed prettily?

7. I will be there at six o’clock sharp. (As an adverb sharp means ‘punctually’.)

8. Their door was wide open but nobody was inside.

9. I wrongly believed that she loved me.

10. I hate arriving late.

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