The Adverb

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  • Q1

    Fill in the blanks with the adverbs from the verbs or adjectives in brackets:

    (5 Marks)

    (i) Though Kelly did not win the first prize, she performed _______ and made her presence felt. (credit)

    (ii) The new officer in the bank is very active. He replied to my email ­­­­­­_______. (prompt)

    (iii) When the principal arrived in the corridor, the students stood in a row _______. (obedient)

    (iv) During the stage show all the dancers danced ________ . (elegant)

    (v) During the magic show, the rabbit vanished ______ from the cage. (mysterious)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Though Kelly did not win the first prize, she performed creditably and made her presence felt.

    (ii) The new officer in the bank is very active. He replied to my email ­­­­­­promptly.

    (iii) When the principal arrived in the corridor, the students stood in a row obediently.

    (iv) During the stage show all the dancers danced elegantly.

    (v) During the magic show, the rabbit vanished mysteriously from the cage.

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  • Q2

    Complete the sentences with appropriate adverbs:

    hysterically fervently jubilantly exclusively obnoxiously

    (i) This party is arranged exclusively for you and your parents.

    (ii) George was self educated and fervently believed in man’s capacity for self-improvement.

    (iii) The officer was shouting hysterically on his subordinates.

    (iv) The reviews have been so obnoxiously positive, that, I felt there was a need to offer an opinion.

    (v) Barbara cried jubilantly when she saw her son returning home after ten long years.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i)This party is arranged exclusively for you and your parents.

    (ii) George was self educated and fervently believed in man’s capacity for self-improvement.

    (iii)The officer was shouting hysterically on his subordinates.

    (iv)The reviews have been so obnoxiously positive, that, I felt there was a need to offer an opinion.

    (v)Barbara cried jubilantly when she saw her son returning home after ten long years.

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  • Q3

    Choose the correct adverb in the brackets and complete the sentences:
    1. The advertisement agencies spend _________ on promotional activities. (ruthlessly, extravagantly)

    2. To save the life of the patient we need five units of blood _________. (urgently, competitively)

    3. I started jogging __________ in the park at four in the morning.(ruthlessly, half-heartedly)

    4. I began writing songs _________ some ten years ago.(extravagantly, competitively)

    5. David is a__________ ambitious journalist who doesn’t care about his old mother.(ruthlessly, urgently)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The advertisement agencies spend extravagantly on promotional activities.

    2. To save the life of the patient we need five units of blood urgently.

    3. I started jogging half-heartedly in the park at four in the morning.

    4. I began writing songs competitively some ten years ago.

    5. David is a ruthlessly ambitious journalist who doesn’t care about his old mother.

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  • Q4

    Fill in the blanks with adverb of frequency:;

    never usually rarely hardly ever always


    i. The physics teacher _______ asks tough questions during the examination.

    ii. It is a well known fact that it ________ ever rains in the deserts.

    iii. David ________ rides on his bike when he goes for work.

    iv. Luckily, I have ______ scored fewer marks in Mathematics.

    v. This species was ______ found even in the 20th century.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. The physics teacher always asks tough questions during the examination.

    ii. It is a well known fact that it hardlyever rains in the deserts.

    iii. David usually rides on his bike when he goes for work.

    iv. Luckily, I have never scored fewer marks in Mathematics.

    v. This species was rarely found even in the 20th century.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with appropriate adverb of manner:

    innocently fondly perfectly nervously deliberately

    i. Jack _______ made mistakes while driving to show his anger on his brother.

    ii. Barbara remembers _______the days when she was at drama school.

    iii. The child ________answered that her parents gave her only ten dollars.

    iv. Laura sat _______ on the chair during the interview.

    v. The spirit of this music is ________ in contrast with the mood.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. Jack deliberately made mistakes while driving to show his anger on his brother.

    ii. Barbara remembers fondlythe days when she was at drama school.

    iii. The child innocently answered that her parents gave her only ten dollars.

    iv. Laura sat nervously on the chair during the interview.

    v. The spirit of this music is perfectly in contrast with the mood.

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