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Apprendre l'anglais > Cours & exercices d'anglais > Exercices d'anglais > test d'anglais n°5052 : Adjectives and adverbs

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Adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs

A-   Look at these examples:

• Our holiday was too short - the time went very quickly.

• The driver of the car was seriously injured in the accident.


Quickly and seriously are adverbs. Many adverbs are made from an adjective + -ly:



















Not all words ending in -ly are adverbs. Some adjectives end in -ly too, for example:

Friendly / lively / elderly / lonely / silly / lovely

B- Adjective or adverb

Adjectives (quick/careful etc.) tell us about a noun. We use adjectives before nouns and after some verbs, especially be:


• Tom is a careful driver, (not 'a carefully driver')

• We didn't go out because of the heavy rain.            

• Please be quiet.

• I was disappointed that my exam results were so bad.

We also use adjectives after the verbs look/ feel/ sound etc.

• Why do you always look so serious?


She speaks perfect English                 

                Adjective + noun


Compare these sentences with look:


• Tom looked sad when I saw him. (= he seemed sad, his expression was sad)

Adverbs (quickly/carefully etc.) tell us about a verb. An adverb tells us how somebody does something or how something happens:


• Tom drove carefully along the narrow road, (not 'drove careful')

• We didn't go out because it was raining heavily, (not 'raining heavy')

• Please speak quietly, (not 'speak quiet')

• I was disappointed that I did so badly on the exam, (not 'did so bad')

• Why do you never take me seriously?

She speaks English perfectly.

       Verb + object + adverb

Tom looked at me sadly. (= he looked at me in a sad way)



C- W e 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.            

Oh, I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to push you. (not 'terrible 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.




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1. The driver of the car was injured.

2. I think you behaved very .

3. Rose is upset about losing her job.

4. There was a change in the weather.

5. Everybody at the party was dressed.

6. She fell and hurt herself quite .

7. I cooked this meal for you, so I hope you like it.

8. Don't go up that ladder. It doesn't look .

9. He looked at me when I interrupted him.

10. Our holiday was too short. The time passed very .

11. Sue works . She never seems to stop.

12. Alice and Stan are very married.

13. Monica's English is very although she makes quite a lot of mistakes.

14. I would like to buy a car but it's impossible for me at the moment.

15. I tried on the shoes and they fitted me .

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