Adverbs with two forms

May 22, 2012pdf

In some cases, the adverb may have two forms, one like the adjective and the other with –ly. There is usually a difference of meaning or use.

Complete the following sentences using appropriate adverbs.

1. She always works ………………………..

a) hard

b) hardly

c) either could be used here

2. I have been following the happenings ………………………………

a) close

b) closely

c) either could be used here

3. He ………………………. does any work.

a) hard

b) hardly

c) either could be used here

4. He …………………………. refused to come.

a) flat

b) flatly

c) either could be used here

5. We have ………………………….. different opinions on most subjects.

a) widely

b) wide

c) either could be used here.

6. Open your mouth ………………………………

a) wide

b) widely

c) either could be used here

7. He always arrives …………………………..

a) late

b) lately

c) either could be used here

8. It was ……………………….. amusing.

a) highly

b) high

c) either could be used here

9. The ball hit me ………………………… on the nose.

a) right

b) rightly

c) either could be used here

10. I thought you spoke to her rather ……………………………

a) sharp

b) sharply

c) either could be used here

Answers

1. She always works hard.

2. I have been following the happenings closely.

3. He hardly does any work.

4. He flatly refused to come.

5. We have widely different opinions on most subjects.

6. Open your mouth wide.

7. He always arrives late.

8. It was highly amusing.

9. The ball hit me right on the nose.

10. I thought you spoke to her rather sharply.

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