Adverbs – Rules, Examples & Worksheets No.1&2

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Exercise-1

 Direction: Select the adverbs in the given sentences:

1.The speckled tortoise walks steadfastly towards his goal.

(1) speckled                 (2) steadfastly            (3) towards                  (4) goal

2.The pretty town where the movie was shot is high up in the hills

(1) pretty                     (2) where                    (3) up                           (4) in

3.Where was the thief hiding? Did the police find him?

(1) where                   (2) did                          (3) hiding                     (4) was

4.I was cooking dinner when the guests arrived. They were early!

(1) when                     (2) early                      (3) dinner                    (4) were

5.We were completely taken aback when we heard the news.

(1) aback                     (2) completely            (3) taken aback          (4) when

6.We went to see a movie. We went for dinner afterwards.

(1) went                     (2) dinner                     (3) for                          (4) afterwards

7.His parents threw a huge party immediately after his exams.

(1) huge                      (2) after                       (3) immediately         (4) threw

8.Let’s go somewhere for a short vacation this weekend

(1) somewhere            (2) short                    (3) this                         (4) for

9.The train is often crowded in the morning.

(1) in                            (2) often                   (3) crowded                 (4) morning

10.How did you reach the crowded station?

(1) station                    (2) crowded             (3) how                        (4) reach

ANSWERS:

1.(2) steadfastly

2.(3) up

3.(1) where

4.(2) early

5.(2) completely

6.(4) afterwards

7.(3) immediately

8.(1) somewhere

9.(2) often

10.(3) how

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Exercise-2

 Direction: Select the adverbs in the given sentences:

1.It was a rather poor performance by the cricket team.

(1) rather                    (2) poor                       (3) by                           (4) cricket

2.It was so difficult for her to complete the work.

(1) for                          (2) so                           (3) difficult                  (4) work

3.I am lucky enough to have you as my friend.

(1) lucky                      (2) friend          (3) enough                   (4) my

4.My father leaves for New York tomorrow.

(1) my                         (2) for               (3) tomorrow             (4) leaves

5.There was a major accident yesterday, fortunately nobody got hurt.

(1) major                     (2) yesterday    (3) fortunately           (4) both (2) & (3)

6.He did not work hard, therefore he failed.

(1) did                          (2) therefore    (3) failed                   (4) hard

7.1 will certainly not do it.

(1) certainly                 (2) not              (3) it                          (4) both (1) & (2)

8.This book is almost finished. I am glad.

(1) that                        (2) finished       (3) almost                 (4) this

9.This chocolate is of the very best quality.

(1) this                         (2) very            (3) of                         (4) quality

10.Why are you crying, little girl? Let me wipe your tears.

(1) little                       (2) your            (3) why                      (4) let

ANSWERS:

1.(1) rather

2.(2) so

3.(3) enough

4.(3) tomorrow

5.(4) both (2) & (3)

6.(4) hard

7.(1) certainly

8.(3) almost

9.(2) very

10.(3) why

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