Adverbs or Adjective? Remember that an adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb; an adjective modifies a noun or pronoun. Adjective: Our teacher looked pensive. Adverb: The professor looked at her notes pensively. II.MODULAR ACTIVITIES Exercise 1 : Adjective or Adverb - Choose the correct item: 1. He (correct, correctly) defined the terms. The answer sounded (correctly, correct). 2. She (quickly, quick) adjusted the fees. She adapted (quick, quickly) to any situation. 3. He measured the floor (exact, exactly). They proved to be (perfectly, perfect) (exact, exactly) measurements. 4. The stillness of the tomb was (awfully, awful). The tomb was (awfully, awful) still. 5. It was a (dangerously, dangerous) lake to swim in. The man was (dangerous, dangerously) drunk. The gas smelled (dangerously,dangerous). 6. She performed (magnificent, magnificently). It was a (magnificent, magnificently) beautiful performance. 7. Her voice sounds (beautifully, beautiful). She sang the song (exact, exactly) as it was written. We heard it (perfectly, perfect). 8. He was a very (sensibly, sensible) person. He acted very (sensible, sensibly). 9. Mike wrote too (slow, slowly) on the exam. He always writes (slow, slowly). 10. Talk (softly, soft) or don't talk at all. The music played (softly, soft). 11. Andrea knows the material very (good, well). She always treats us (good, well). 12. You must send payments (regular, regularly). We deal on a (strictly, strict) cash basis. 13. The mechanic's tools were (well, good). The foreman said that his work was (good, well) done. 70
71 ENGLISH for CULTURAL LITERARCY III 14. She worked (careful, carefully) with the sick child. She was a very (careful, carefully) worker. 15. He did not pass the course as (easy, easily) as he thought he would. 16. I find this novel very (interesting, interestingly). It was (interesting, interestingly) written. Exercise 2 : Adjective or Adverb Exercise In the following sentences, cross out the incorrect words and write in the correct form in the blanks. If the sentence is correct as it is, write "correct" in the blank. _________1. Terrence plays quarterback as well as Brian. _________2. The game hadn't hardly begun before it started to rain. _________3. This was sure a mild winter. _________4. Jane behaves more pleasant than Joan. _________5. When you are a parent, you will think different about children. _________6. I felt badly about not having done good on my final exams. _________7. Whether you win is not near as important as how you play. _________8. Asian music often sounds oddly to Western listeners. _________9. Does your car run well enough to enter the race? _________10. I felt safely enough to go out at night on my own. _________11. You can see the distant mountains clear with these binoculars. _________12. Our team was real sharp last Saturday afternoon during the game. III. POST TEST Exercise 1. Identifying Adverbs Each of the following sentences contains from one to four single-word adverbs. Write each adverb and the word it modifies at the end of the sentence.
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