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always

Juan always makes his friends laugh. almost always

My parents are almost always at home.

usually

generally, They usually/generally/normally/regularly normally, regularly go to the cinema on Sundays.

often

frequently

sometimes occasionally hardly ever, seldom, rarely, almost never, never

Paco often/frequently plays tennis with AndrĂŠs. He sometimes/occasionally studies English. Juan is hardly ever/seldom/rarely/almost neverupset. Paco never gets angry.

Rewrite the complete sentence using the adverb in brackets in its correct position. Example: I play tennis on Sundays. (often) Answer: I often play tennis on Sundays. 1) He listens to the radio. (often) 2) They read a book. (sometimes) 3) Pete gets angry. (never) 4) Tom is very friendly. (usually) 5) I take sugar in my coffee. (sometimes) 6) Ramon and Frank are hungry. (often) 7) My grandmother goes for a walk in the evening. (always) 8) Walter helps his father in the kitchen. (usually) 9) They watch TV in the afternoon. (never) 10) Christine smokes. (never) Adverbs of Frequency Quiz 1

2 3

Nancy and I [30%] coffee together. Andrea lives next door so we We meet Meeting.

go out for

see her. at the Annual General


4

My doctor

checks my

health 5

.

It [0%]

rains here in the summer.

6

we take the dog off his leash at the beach.

7

My sister in a row.

8

two days of school

My boyfriend and I take vacations together quite

9

.

Andy [10%] his cousins.

10

I

gets to visit with

went to college

.

Restablecer

once / twice / three times / four day / week / month / a times ... year daily / weekly / monthly / yearly / annually morning / afternoon / evening every

day / week / month / year Monday / Tuesday ... other day /now and then / so often

constantly / continuously Mondays / Tuesdays ... on

weekdays weekends

again and again from time to time / now and again


Spelling rules for adding -ly In most cases,- ly is simply added to the positive form of the adjective. For example: Adjective

Adverb

bad

badly

complete

completely

surprising

surprisingly

1. Adjectives ending in -ic When the adjective ends in -ic, the syllable -al is usually added before the -ly ending. For example: Adjective

Adverb

dramatic

dramatically

scientific

scientifically

specific

specifically

2. Adjectives ending in le When the adjective ends in -le preceded by a consonant, the final e is usually changed to y, to form the -ly ending. For example: Adjective

Adverb

favorable

favorably

humble

humbly


simple

simply

When the adjective ends in -le preceded by a vowel, in most cases, ly is simply added to the positive form of the adjective. For example: Adjective

Adverb

agile

agilely

sole

solely

However, in the case of the adjective whole, the final e is removed before the ending -ly is added: Adjective

Adverb

whole

wholly

3. Adjectives ending in -ll When the adjective ends in -ll, only y is added. For example: Adjective

Adverb

dull

dully

full

fully

shrill

shrilly

4. Adjectives ending in -ue When the adjective ends in -ue, the final e is usually omitted before the ending ly is added. For example:


Adjective

Adverb

due

duly

true

truly

5. Adjectives ending in -y When the adjective ends in y preceded by a consonant, the y is usually changed to i before the ending ly is added. For example: Adjective

Adverb

busy

busily

easy

easily

happy

happily

However, in the case of the adjectives shy and sly, -ly is simply added to the positive form of the adjective: Adjective

Adverb

shy

shyly

sly

slyly

When the adjective ends in -y preceded by a vowel, in most cases, -ly is simply added to the positive form of the adjective. For example: Adjective

Adverb

coy

coyly


grey

greyly

Click on all adverbs. 1. They worked hard to pass the exam. 2. She quickly crossed the street and managed to catch the bus. 3. He was extremely impolite when she disturbed him. 4. She is very good at German, but she does speak French well. 5. They play soccer badly. 6. Tracy's dress was extremely expensive. 7. She is an efficient secretary. 8 She is a famous actress in the U.S.A. 9. I don't know him well. 10. She could hardly get what they were talking about.

Exercise - Adjective or Adverb Write down the correct form of the word in brackets (adjective or adverb). slow

slow ly

1.

Tom is (slow)

2.

Sue is a (careful)

girl. She climbed up the ladder

3.

The dog is (angry)

. It barks

4.

He acted (excellent)

5.

. He works

.

.

. He's an

They learn English (easy) language.

actor.

. They think English is an

6.

Max is a (good)

7.

It's (awful)

8.

Dogs rely on their noses as they can smell (extreme / good)

singer. He sings

The little boy looked (sad) me

10.

.

cold today. The cold wind is

true, why does dog food smell so (terrible)

9.

. . If that is

? . I went over to comfort him and he looked at

. I tasted the soup (careful)

.

but it tasted (wonderful)


Q1 - Nunca Nunca ir allí. Nunca ir allí. Nunca voy allí. Q2 - Por lo general, Normalmente me levanto a las seis y media. llego normalmente a las seis y media. Q3 - A menudo A menudo voy allí. voy allí a menudo. Tanto Q4 - En general, En general, no leo el periódico. Yo no leo un periódico en general. Tanto Q5 - Rara vez Rara vez voy. voy allí raramente. Tanto Q6 - Pronto Lo haré pronto. Voy a hacer pronto. Tanto Q7 - Frecuentes Estoy con frecuencia tarde al trabajo. Con frecuencia llego tarde al trabajo. Tanto Q8 - Siempre Estoy siempre en el tiempo. siempre estoy a tiempo. Tanto P9 - Sin embargo, No he terminado todavía. No lo he terminado todavía. Tanto Q10 - Ahora Quiero ahora. lo quiero ahora. Tanto Q11 - Mañana Mañana voy a ir allí. Iré allí mañana. Tanto Q12 - Ayer Yo ayer fui allí. Fui allí ayer. Tanto P13 - Hoy Llega hoy. Ella llega hoy. Tanto Q14 - Sin embargo, Yo no lo he hecho todavía. todavía no he hecho. Tanto Q15 - Aún


Yo todavía no he terminado. Todavía no he terminado todavía. Tanto

ADVERBS a, hacia

to

acaso, en una de esas

maybe

abierto, cerrado

open, closed

ahora, luego

now, afterwards

alguna vez, algunas veces

ever, sometimes

ahora, después

now, later

al mismo tiempo (que)

at the same time (as)

alrededor

around

a menudo, raras veces

often, seldom

ante todo

above all

antes que, después que before, after a propósito, con intención

on purpose

a propósito (ya que hablamos del tema)

by the way

aquí, allí

here, there

aquí mismo, allí mismo, right here, right there, por allá over there arriba, abajo

above, below

así, de este modo

so, thus

a través

through

bastante, poco, mucho, enough, little, much,


demasiado

too much

bien, mal

well, badly

casi

nearly

cada vez mรกs

more and more

cerca de, lejos de

near, far from

conforme a

in accordance with

con gusto

with pleasure

con, sin

with, without

de

of

delante de, detrรกs de

in front of, behind

de mala gana

reluctantly

dentro, fuera

inside, outside

de repente

suddenly

desde ... hacia

from ... to

en

at, in, by

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