Unit 100. Adjectives and adverbs 1 (quick/quickly)
Look at these examples:
• Our holiday was too short - the time passed very quickly.
• Two people were seriously injured in the accident.
Quickly and seriously are adverbs. Many adverbs are formed from an adjective + -ly:
adjective: quick serious careful quiet heavy bad
adverb: quickly seriously carefully quietly heavily badly
Not all words ending in -ly are adverbs. Some adjectives end in -ly too, for example:
friendly lively elderly lonely silly lovely
|Adjective or adverb?
We also use adverbs before adjectives and other adverbs. For example:
reasonably cheap (adverb + adjective)
terribly sorry (adverb + adjective)
incredibly quickly (adverb + adverb)
• It's a reasonably cheap restaurant and the food is extremely good.
• I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to push you. (not rerrible sorry)
• Maria learns languages incredibly quickly.
• The examination was surprisingly easy.
You can also use an adverb before a past participle (injured/organised/written etc.):
• Two people were seriously injured in the accident. (not serious injured)
• The meeting was very badly organised.
7 perfectly ... slowly ... clearly
1 We didn't go out because it was raining he avily .
2 Our team lost the game because we played very ba_______.
3 I had little difficulty finding a place to live. I found a flat quite ea_______.
4 We had to wait for a long time, but we didn't complain. We waited pat_______.
5 Nobody knew Steve was coming to see us. He arrived unex_______.
6 Mike keeps fit by playing tennis reg_______.
7 I don't speak French very well, but I can understand per_______ if people speak sl_______ and cl_______.
1 Two people were seriously injured in the accident. (serious / seriously)
2 The driver of the car had serious injuries. (serious / seriously)
3 I think you behaved very ____________. (selfish / selfishly)
4 Rose is ____________ upset about losing her job. (terrible / terribly)
5 There was a ____________ change in the weather. (sudden / suddenly)
6 Everybody at the party was ____________ dressed. (colourful / colourfully)
7 Linda likes wearing ____________ clothes. (colourful / colourfully)
8 Liz fell and hurt herself quite ____________. (bad / badly)
9 Joe says he didn't do well at school because he was ____________ taught. (bad / badly)
10 Don't go up that ladder. It doesn't look ____________. (safe / safely)
10 financially or completely
careful(ly) complete(ly) continuous(ly) financial(ly) fluent(ly)
happy/happily nervous(ly) perfect(ly)
2 Steve doesn't take risks when he's driving. He's always ____________.
3 Sue works ____________. She never seems to stop.
4 Rachel and Patrick are very ____________ married.
5 Maria's English is very ____________ although she makes quite a lot of mistakes.
6 I cooked this meal ____________ for you, so I hope you like it.
7 Everything was very quiet. There was ____________ silence.
8 I tried on the shoes and they fitted me ____________.
9 Do you usually feel ____________ before examinations?
10 I'd like to buy a car, but it's ____________ impossible for me at the moment.
Key.2 seriously ill
3 absolutely enormous
4 slightly damaged
5 unusually quiet
6 completely changed
7 unnecessarily long
8 badly planned
absolutely badly completely
2 Steve's mother is ________________ in hospital.
3 What a big house! It's ________________.
4 It wasn't a serious accident. The car was only ________________.
5 The children are normally very lively, but they're ________________ today.
6 When I returned home after 20 years, everything had ________________.
7 The film was ________________. It could have been much shorter.
8 A lot went wrong during our holiday because it was ________________.
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