Modifiers - Grammar gym
When we want to add something to a verb, we use an adverb or adverb phrase.
Examples : That girl sings beautifully. (adverb)
They live in a small flat. (adverb phrase)
The most commonly used adverbs are:
a/ Time : now, soon, yesterday, before, in the afternoon, last week,
at 4 o'clock, every day, etc.
b/ Place : here, there, everywhere, in Hong Kong, behind the door,
on the table, etc.
on the table, etc.
c/ Manner : slowly, quickly, carefully, beautifully, with water, by car,
in ink, etc.
d/ Frequency : often, always, seldom, sometimes, usually, again, once a
e/ Degree : very, quite, nearly, almost, etc.
f/ Negative : not, never, hardly, no, etc.
EXERCISE 97 Use a suitable adverb or adverb phrase in each of the following sentences.
1. I go to church ..... . (time)
2. Please put the bag ..... . (place)
3. ..... we have fish for breakfast. (frequency)
4. The falling stone ..... hit his head. (degree)
5. You will find her house ..... . (manner)
6. Listen to me ....., Tom. (manner)
7. You must ..... teach a child before its friends. (negative)
8. I went shopping ..... . (time)
9. We shall move to Shatin ..... . (time)
10. It is rather expensive to travel ..... . (manner)
11. Tell me about your plan ..... , please. (manner)
12. I ..... have breakfast at home. (frequency)
Answers EXERCISE 97 (Page 103)
1. every Sunday 2. here/on the table 3. Usually/Often 4. nearly 5. easily 6. carefully 7. not/never 8. yesterday 9. next week 10. by air 11. in detail 12. often/always
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