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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Adverbs

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of adverbs. Identify the adverb(s) in the following sentences.

 
 
1. Tom really wants to see his old friend.
  really
  wants
  old
     
2. I'm so hungry that I could eat a huge plate of French fries.
  so
  could
  huge
     
3. Tom has always wanted to start a company that will recycle old computer monitors.
  always
  that
  old
     
4. Judy was sick last week, but she feels fine now.
  sick / week
  last / now
  but / fine
     
5. The flowers are beautiful and they smell nice too.
  beautiful
  nice
  too
     
6. Recently, Mary got a new pet: a lively orange kitten.
  recently
  new
  lively
     
What is the function of the adverb in the following sentences?
     
7. Tom plays the piano extremely well.
  The adverb is modifying a verb.
  The adverb is modifying a past participle.
  The adverb is modifying an adverb.
     
8. Dave is a really good mechanic.
  The adverb is modifying a verb.
  The adverb is modifying an adverb.
  The adverb is modifying an adjective.
     
9. There are very few cities that are really well planned.
  The adverb is modifying a past participle.
  The adverb is modifying an adverb.
  The adverb is modifying a adjective.
     
10. Children ran and played noisily in the park.
  The adverb is modifying an adjective.
  The adverb is modifying a verb(s).
  The adverb is modifying a past participle.