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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ADVERB WORKSHEET


ADVERB WORKSHEET

Adverbs are words that describe or modify verbs and sometimes adjectives and other adverbs. They often answer the questions HOW, WHERE, or WHEN.
For example:
·         Even after one year of lessons, Luke plays the piano badly.
“Badly” is an adverb that modifies the verb “play” and tells us how Luke plays the piano.
·         The class is very difficult. Many students don’t pass it.
“Very” is an adverb that modifies the adjective “difficult” and tells us how difficult the class is.
Now let's get some practice using adverbs!

Worksheet to Test Adverbs Skills

I. Fill in the Gap

 Complete the sentences with the best adverb.
    Hint: Not every adverb is needed.
slowly     carefully   beautifully      well        loudly        carelessly       easily       excitedly       finally      suddenly       quickly           quietly

1.     Come here ____________. You have to see this!
2.     We knew that she had got the job when we saw her _________ talking on the phone.
3.     He ______________ put the vase on the table. It fell to the floor.
4.     Sharon is throwing a party on Saturday. She ___________ finished her PhD.
5.     Let’s walk ________________. I don’t want to be the first one at the meeting.
6.     Alex _____________ put up the bookshelves. It was too difficult for me to do on my own.
7.     Every thing happened so ______________. We had to move to California in less than a month.
8.     Why does he always have to talk so ____________. You can hear him in the next room!
9.     Although she speaks five languages, she did not do ___________ on the translation exam.
10.          I was so surprised. His new apartment was _____________ decorated.

Answer Key: 1. quickly, 2. excitedly, 3. carelessly, 4. finally, 5. slowly, 6. easily, 7. suddenly, 8. loudly, 9. well, 10. beautifully


ADVERBS WORKSHEET


Adverbs are words used to modify verbs. Adverbs can also be used to modify adjectives and other adverbs.
Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs from the box. Write the kind of adverb against each sentence. The same adverb can be used more than once.
Occasionally
Sometimes
Usually
Rarely
Once
Very
Never
Mostly
Often
always
1. I …………………….. go to bed at 10 o’clock. (…………………………………)
2. I have …………………. been to the USA.  (…………………………………)
3. I have been to Australia just …………………..  (…………………………………)
4. I ………………….. take a bath before I go to bed.  (…………………………………)
5. My grandparents live in Kerala. I visit them …………………… (…………………………………)
6. My friends are ………………… non-smokers.  (…………………………………)
7. I was …………………… impressed with her performance.  (…………………………………)
8. I ………………….. go for a walk in the park.  (…………………………………)
9. I watch English films …………………. (…………………………………)
10. They …………………. go out.  (…………………………………)
Answers
1. I usually go to bed at 10 o’clock. (adverb of frequency)
2. I have never been to the USA.  (frequency adverb)
3. I have been to Australia just once. (frequency)
4. I always take a bath before I go to bed.  (frequency)
5. My grandparents live in Kerala. I visit them often. (frequency)
6. My friends are mostly non-smokers.  (focusing adverb)
7. I was very impressed with her performance.  (degree adverb)
8. I sometimes go for a walk in the park.  (frequency adverb)
9. I watch English films occasionally. (frequency adverb)
10. They rarely go out.  (frequency adverb)
Exercise 2
Complete the following with suitable adverbs. Choose from the given box.
Almost
Very
There
Ever
So
Sometimes
Clearly
Perhaps
Seldom
Certainly
1. I have ………………….. finished.
2. He is ………………… clever.
3. There is …………………. something wrong.
4. ……………….. I think I should take a long break.
5. ………………… her train is late.
6. He is ……………….. late for work.
7. She is ……………….. the right person for the job.
8. Have you ………………. wanted to run away?
9. You can see lots of flowers ……………….
10. They are ………………… beautiful.
Answers
1. I have almost finished.
2. He is very clever.
3. There is clearly something wrong.
4. I sometimes think I should take a long break.
5. Perhaps her train is late.
6. He is seldom late for work.
7. She is certainly the right person for the job.
8. Have you ever wanted to run away?
9. You can see lots of flowers there.
10. They are very beautiful.

II.  Adverb or Adjective?

Complete the sentence using an adjective or adverb.
To make adverbs we often add –ly at the end of an adjective (words that describe a noun)
Example: beautiful (adjective) girl (noun) 
               beautiful + ly = beautifully (adverb)

1.     He’s always in a rush. I don’t understand why he walks so ____________ (quick/quickly).
2.     I prefer studying in the library. It’s always_______________ (quiet/quietly).
3.     Michael __________ (happy/happily) took the assistant job. He had been looking for a position all summer. 
4.     Marta dances _____________ (beautiful/beautifully). She’s been taking ballet since she was five years old.
5.     They speak French very ____________ (good/well). They lived in France for two years. 
6.     My neighbor always plays ___________ (loud/loudly) music on the weekends. It’s so annoying.
7.     Please be __________ (careful/carefully) in the hallway. The walls have just been painted.
8.     Dan is very smart, but he is not a very___________ (good/well) student.
9.     He reacted __________ (angry/angrily) to the news. I have never seen him so upset.
10.          We didn’t ______________ (complete/completely) understand the teacher’s instructions. Most of us did not finish the assignment.

Answer Key: 1. quickly, 2. quiet, 3. happily, 4. beautifully, 5. well, 6. loud, 7. careful, 8. good, 9. angrily, 10. completely


SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT: QUICK OVERVIEW


SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT: QUICK OVERVIEW
The verb should agree with the subject in number and person.
Here is a quick overview of the basic rules of subject-verb agreement.
When two or more singular subjects are connected by ‘and’, the verb is plural.
·         Rohan and Sania go to the same school.
·         Fire and water do not agree.
·         Oil and water do not mix.
·         He and his wife have arrived.
If two singular nouns refer to the same person, the verb must be singular in number.
·         My friend and benefactor has come.
·         My uncle and guardian has given me the permission to go abroad.
Note that the article is used only once when the two nouns refer to the same person. If we are referring to different persons, we should use the article before each noun.
When two singular subjects preceded by each or every are connected by ‘and’, the verb should be singular.
·         Every boy and every girl was ready.
·         Each man and each woman has a vote.
Two or more singular subjects connected by or, nor, either…or or neither…nor take a singular verb.
·         No nook or corner was left unexplored by them.
·         Neither he nor I was there.
·         Either Harry or Tom has stolen the money.
·         Neither praise nor blame seems to affect him.
When subjects joined by or or nor are of different numbers, the verb must be plural and the plural subject should be placed close to the verb.
·         Neither the manager nor his colleagues were present.
·         Neither James nor his friends were invited to the party.
When the subjects joined by or or nor are of different persons, the verb should agree in person with the subject nearest to it.
·         Either you or he has to finish the job. (Here the verb ‘has’ agrees with the third person singular pronoun ‘he’.)