Adverbs 2
The salesman acted deceitfully in getting the old woman to hand over the money.

Adverbs 2

Improve your 11-plus exam results with your knowledge of adverbs. Here's the second quiz on adverbs: you must be an expert by now!

Just as adjectives can improve your writing, so can adverbs. They describe a verb. Here are two examples for you to look at.

  • She carefully opened the birthday present
  • She hurriedly opened the birthday present

As you will see, the word 'carefully' is almost the opposite of 'hurriedly' and these added adverbs will help your reader to imagine the scenario more clearly.

This quiz will test you to see if you really know what adverbs are. Actually, it's quite an easy quiz. See if you can get full marks.

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  1. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    They ... spoke to each other.
    'Seldom' is an adverb of frequency: they tell you how often something occurs. Here are some more adverbs of frequency: 'rarely', 'sometimes', 'always' and 'usually'
  2. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    He ran ... than his team mate in the 400 m race.
    'Faster' is the adverb. Don't forget: adverbs like 'fast' form their comparative and superlative forms in the same way as their adjectives. Here are some more adverbs that form their comparative and superlative forms in the same way as their adjectives: 'hard', 'early', 'long' and 'soon'
  3. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    The salesman acted ... in getting the old woman to hand over the money.
    'Deceitfully' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. By the way, here is a useful definition: 'deceitful' means cheating, lying or dishonest with the aim of tricking someone to do something
  4. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    He injured himself ... when he fell off the wall.
    'Seriously' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs
  5. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    He ... crept into the room.
    'Quietly' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. By the way, here is a useful definition: 'quietude' means the state of being quiet or peaceful
  6. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    He wrote ... in his exams.
    'Well' is the adverb of 'good'. Very is used as an adverb in this sentence.Very can be used both as an adverb and as an adjective: it is an adverb if it is used before an adjective or an adverb: 'He always speaks very slowly'. 'Brown is a very dark colour'. On the other hand, it is an adjective if it is used before a noun: 'He put his hand into the very bottom of the box'
  7. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    The accused man waited ... for the jury's decision.
    'Anxiously' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. By the way, here is a useful definition: 'anxious' means uneasy, restless, frightened or nervous
  8. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    He spoke ... about the way he had been treated by his teacher.
    'Angrily' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. 'Angrily' is formed from the adjective 'angry'. You MUST CHANGE the -y to -i BEFORE you add on the -ly ending when the adjective ends in a consonant (any letter other than the vowels a, e, i, o, u) and -y. Note: this doesn't normally apply to single syllable adjectives ending in -y
  9. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    The lion roared ... at the hunter.
    'Fiercely' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. By the way, here is a useful definition: 'fierce' means aggressive, violent, ferocious
  10. In the sentence below, which word(s) can be used as an adverb to complete the sentence?
    The train arrived ... at the station.
    'Punctually' is the adverb: the -ly ending is typical of most adverbs. By the way, here is a useful definition: 'punctual' means on time or prompt

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