Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb.
1. Joanne is happy. She smiles .
2. The boy is loud. He shouts .
3. Her English is fluent. She speaks English .
4. Our mum was angry. She spoke to us .
5. My neighbour is a careless driver. He drives .
6. The painter is awful. He paints .
7. Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano .
8. This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house .
9. She is a good dancer. She dances really .
10. This exercise is simple. You have to put one word in each space.
Exercise : Adjective or Adverb Exercise
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.
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.
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.
1. I .. go to bed at 10 oclock. ( )
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. ( )
Either and neither
It is important to grasp the meanings and difference between either and neither so that we dont get confused between the two. Both words can be used as pronoun, conjunction and adjective; however, the use of either is considered positive, while the use of neither is considered negative.
Either indicates one or the other, or both. For example:
You may use either hand for the purpose. = You may use your right or left hand for the purpose.
There were tall houses on either side of the river. = There were tall houses on both sides of the river.
Neither indicates not one or the other; none of the two. For example;
Neither twin was invited to the wedding. = None of the twins was invited to the wedding.
Either indicates one or the other. For example:
Both buses are headed in that direction, you can get on either. = Both buses are headed in that direction, you can get on one or the other.
Neither indicates not one or the other. For example:
Both pups were pure-breed, but neither displayed the characteristic traits of its breed. = Both pups were pure-breed, but not one or the other displayed the characteristic traits of its breed.
Either is used with or to imply a choice of alternatives. For example:
You can either play on the computer or watch TV. = You can do one of two things: play on the computer or watch TV.
Neither is used with nor to negate both parts of a statement. For example:
I can neither play on the computer nor watch TV. = I cannot play on the computer or watch TV.
Either is also used as an adverb, to mean also, following negative expressions. For example:
If you dont go, I wont go either. = If you stay, I will stay also.
Neither, on the other hand, is not used as an adverb.
Choose the correct pair (either / or and neither / nor).
In this game, you __ win __ lose. It depends on you. either - or neither - nor
___ Sue ___ Sara will help you with your homework. They are both busy at the moment. Either - or Neither - nor
This is my offer. You ___ take it ___ leave it. either - or neither - nor
When I go to the restaurant, I eat ___ fish ___ roast chicken. These are my favorite meals. either - or neither - nor
His father believed ___ his son ___ his friend. He thought that both were lying. either - or neither - nor
I need ___ your help ___ your compassion. I can perfectly handle my problems all alone. either - or neither - nor
___ Charly ___ Bill will write the report. Just ask one of them. Either - or Neither - nor
___ you return the money you had stolen ____ I'll call the police. Either - or Neither - nor
My mum can ___ read ___ write. She is illiterate. either - or neither - nor
You can use ___ this computer ___ the other one. Someone must fix them first. either - or neither - nor
Fill in with one of the two choices below each question
Q1 -She didn't like _____ of them.
Q2 -Doesn't she like _____ of them?
Q3 -I'm sorry, but I couldn't get through to ______ of them.
Q4 -_____ of them told me about it so I didn't go.
Q5 -Did you manage to speak to _____ of them by any chance?
Q6 -If _____ of them can come, I'll be upset- I hope at least one turns up.