Saturday, January 4, 2014

Adverbs Exercise :

Adverbs are words used to modify verbs. An adverb may also modify an adjective or another adverb.

Complete the following sentences using appropriate adverbs.

1. I ………………… don’t believe him. (Really / kindly)

2. She ……………………. wrecked her dad’s car. (Literally / eagerly)

3. He ………………… ignored me. (Simply / pleasantly)

4. She is going to be late………………. (For sure / surely)

5. My Manager …………………. rejected my proposal. (Really / completely)

6. They …………….. endorsed the new policies. (Brilliantly / heartily)

7. I was …………….. surprised by his kind gesture. (Earnestly / pleasantly)

8. The laptop was ………………. pricey, still he bought it. (Regretfully / ridiculously)

9. I ………………… like my new job. (Kindly / kind of)

10. He …………………. declined the offer. (Stupidly / innately)

Answers

1. I really don’t believe him.
2. She literally wrecked her dad’s car.
3. He simply ignored me.
4. She is going to be late, for sure.
5. My Manager completely rejected my proposal.
6. They heartily endorsed the new policies.
7. I was pleasantly surprised by his kind gesture.
8. The laptop was ridiculously pricey, still he bought it.
9. I kind of like my new job.
10.He stupidly declined the offer.

Grammar Exercise: Ever, never and always :

Complete the following sentences using ever, never or always.

1. I have ………………… seen her perform.

a) Ever

b) Never

c) Either could be used here

2. Have you ………………. been to England?

a) Ever

b) Never

c) Either could be used here

3. I have ………………… been to an overseas country.

a) Never

b) Ever

c) Either could be used here

4. Do you ………………… go to Canada on holiday?

a) Ever

b) Never

c) Either could be used here

5. I will ………………… remember you.

a) Always

b) Ever

c) Either could be used here

6. I have loved her …………….. Since I met her.

a) Ever

b) Never

c) Always

7. I will love you ………………….

a) Forever

b) For ever

c) Either could be used here

8. He don’t ………………. want to see you again.

a) Ever

b) Never

c) Either could be used here

9. Come and see us if you are …………….. In Dubai.

a) Ever

b) Never

10. I hardly ……………….. see my sister.

a) Ever

b) Always

c) Never

Answers

1. I have never seen her perform.

2. Have you ever been to England?

3. I have never been to a foreign country.

4. Do you ever go to Canada on holiday?

5. I will always remember you.

6. I have loved her ever since I met her.

7. I will love you forever / fore ever.

8. He doesn’t ever want to see you again.

9. Come and see us if you are ever in Dubai.

10. I hardly ever see my sister.

Joining two sentences with Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words used to join two sentences.


Join each of the following pairs of sentences using the conjunction given in brackets.

1. Work hard. You will pass. (If)

2. Give complete attention to your studies. You will succeed. (Unless)

3. Hurry up. You will miss the train. (Unless)

4. Ruth ran very fast. She could not catch up with Mark. (Though)

5. She has already delivered a good performance. Nobody can question his eligibility. (Since)

6. I know. She is a brave girl. (That)

7. ‘Would you like to accompany me?’ She asked. (Whether)

8. We all respect him. He is an honest man. (Because)

9. He cannot go to work. He fully recovers from his illness. (Before)

10. Johan is quite warm and friendly. Her sister is quite warm and friendly. (Both…and)

Answers

1. If you work hard, you will pass.

2. Unless you give full attention to your studies, you will not succeed.

3. Unless you hurry up, you will miss the train.

4. Though Ruth ran very fast, she could not catch up with Mark.

5. Since she has already delivered a good performance, nobody can question his eligibility.

6. I know that she is a brave girl.

7. She asked whether I would like to accompany him.

8. We all respect him because he is an honest man.

9. He cannot go to work before he fully recovers from his illness.

10. Both Johan and her sister are quite warm and friendly.

Gap Fill Exercise

Complete The Following Sentences.


1. I ………………….. him for several months.

a) didn’t see

b) haven’t seen

c) Either could be used here

2. They are ……………… fools.

a) such

b) that

3. The government is thinking of raising taxes. We all should oppose ………………… decision.

a) such a

b) a such

c) Either could be used here

4. My doctor has advised me to avoid oily foods ………………. as beef and burgers.

a) such

b) like

5. If he really wants to lose weight he should avoid oily foods ………….. beef and burgers.

a) such

b) like

6. The lion is ……………….. the cage.

a) in

b) at

c) on

7. The woman ……………… attended the phone was very impolite.

a) who

b) he

c) whom

8. Something ……………….. be done about it.

a) should

b) ought

c) Either could be used here

9. He opened the door, but He couldn’t see ………………

a) anyone

b) no one

10. I didn’t …………….. like it.

a) quiet

b) quite

Answers

1. I haven’t seen him for several months.

2. They are such fools.

3. The government is thinking of raising taxes. We all should oppose such a decision.

4. My doctor has advised me to avoid oily foods such as beef and burgers.

5. If he really wants to lose weight he should avoid oily foods like beef and burgers.

6. The lion is in the cage.

7. The woman who attended the phone was very impolite.

8. Something should be done about it.

9. He opened the door, but he couldn’t see anyone.

10. I didn’t quite like it.


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