Subido por Manuel Perez


A number of adverbs are formed by adding –ly to the corresponding adjective;
e.g. nice – nicely, easy – easily, successful – successfully etc.
However, there are a few adverbs which have the same form as the corresponding
e.g. fast, straight, low, long etc.
Sometimes both forms exist, but their meaning differs.
hard – with great
energy, vigour etc.
hardly – scarcely,
high – at or to a height
highly – (intensifier)
late – after expected
very, greatly
lately - recently
direct – without
short – abruptly,
interruption, straight
directly – at once;
shortly – in a short
involving no one else
time, soon
deep – a long way down
wide – as much as
right – correctly,
from the surface
accurately; opp. of left
deeply – profoundly,
widely – to a large
rightly – for a good
very much
reason, justly
wrong – in a way that is
sharp – exactly; in a
dead – completely; very
not correct
way that changes
deadly – extremely
wrongly - unjustly
direction suddenly
almost not
near – close by
nearly - almost
sharply – severely
Choose the correct adverb to complete the sentences
Hard, hardly
1. He has worked ___________ all his life.
2. I didn’t mean to hit him so _________.
3. We could __________ afford to pay the rent.
High, highly
1. He was _________ praised for his charity work.
2. The birds are flying _________.
3. He raised his hands _________ up.
4. They have found some __________ dangerous chemicals in the ground.
Late, lately
1. He came __________ to school.
2. I haven’t heard from him __________.
3. Have I told you _________ that I love you.
Near, nearly
1. I __________ missed the train.
2. They have spent ________ € 5,000,000 on a new yacht.
3. The time was drawing ________ for my flight to London.
Direct, directly
1. The goods will be sent _________ to you.
2. I’m holding you __________ responsible for this.
3. He left the office _________ after the meeting.
Short, shortly
1. He will come _________.
2. The car stopped _________ only a few inches from where I was standing.
3. We’re going to have a lunch break very ______.
Deep, deeply
1. The river runs _______.
2. I’m _________ sorry for your loss.
3. His comment offended her __________.
Wide, widely
1. The two sisters differed _________ in their appearance.
2. The sleepwalker’s eyes were _________ open.
3. Stand with your legs _________ apart and then bend over and touch the floor.
Right, rightly
1. Turn __________ at the next crossroads.
2. He was _________ blamed for the accident.
3. The car keys were ________ here a moment ago.
Wrong, wrongly
1. It was at that corner that we went ___________.
2. He was ________ accused of the crime.
Sharp, sharply
1. Be here at 6 p.m. ________.
2. Turn __________ over there at the crossroads.
3. The teacher spoke _________ to the boy.
Dead, deadly
1. Politics is a __________ serious business.
2. You’re ________ right.
3. The lesson was _________ boring.
The key
Hard, hard, hardly
Highly, high, high, highly
Late, lately, lately
Nearly, nearly, near
Direct, directly, directly
Shortly, short, shortly
Deep, deeply, deeply
Widely, wide, wide
Right, rightly, right
Wrong, wrongly
Sharp, sharp, sharply
Deadly, dead, dead