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Position & exercise of adverb

By Learn English - Saturday, 1 June 2013 1 Comment
Position of adverbs
to use adverb at the right place is very important, otherwise the wrong use of adverb will make sense of your sentence completely wrong.
  • Like - He can sing only. (He can only sing cant’ do anything else)
  • he only can sing. He only can sing no one other can do

Adverb of phrase- time and place are also used after the verb or its object like
  • She will come back soon.
  • She goes there.
  • I search him everywhere.
If there is a more than two adverbs, then the way of using these adverbs should be ..Adverb of manner, adverb of place, and adverb of time
  • She danced very nicely at the function yesterday.
  • She was singing impressively at the studio last night.
  • He comes regularly at the clinic every morning.
Almost, already, hardly, nearly, always never, often, rarely, unusually, generally these verbs are used in the mid if subject or verb but if there is a 2words or more than 2 words then verbs is used after the first word like
  • I just saw him on the way.
  • I have already done with my food.
  • He has hardly attended the seminar.
  • I generally go there by bus.

These verbs are also used before the auxiliary or single verbs when we want to put stress on the verb like
  • “He has again forgotten his dance steps.”
  • “Yes, he always does forget.
In use of “have to” or “used to” adverb is used before these adverbs
  • I often have to go by train.
  • You always used to be very kind to me.
If an adverb is modifying another adverb or adjective, then modifying adverb will come first like
  • his talks are very interesting.
  • She is very highly popular.
  • Do you eat so fast?
  • She is wonderfully intelligent?

“Not” is always used in the mid of the auxiliary verb or principal verb like
He does not want to go there.
I shall not meet you.
He has not spoken a word to me ,
Double negative
never use double negative it makes no sense to your sentence

like...
Nothing never happened (ever in the place of never)
He does not want nothing.( anything in the place of nothing)

Correct the position of adverb in the following sentence
Exercise

Correct the underline words

  1. He only died a month ago.
  2. He soon will finish his work.
  3. He is enough rich to buy a new car.
  4. I have done almost with my food.
  5. He suddenly came and started to shout.
  6. I have met often with my favourite star.
  7. I told him clearly my decision.
  8. I go after sunset seldom.
  9. She merely danced in her own party.
  10. She is a lazy girl rather.
  11. I never am late for my work.
  12. She carefully does all her work.
  13. She heartily loves her friend.
  14. She spoken hasn’t anything wrong.
  15. He is angry with me rarely..
  16. I told him about you just.
  17. I go to school on foot usually.
  18. We go regularly to temple.
  19. They invite me for dinner often.
  20.  I got the opportunity at the right time luckily.
  21. I couldn’t attend the function unfortunately.
  22. I can’t bear it no longer.
  23. They couldn’t find their dog nowhere.
  24. She doesn’t see no sense in it.
  25. You are forbidden not to touch these things.
  26. He cannot neither deny nor accept it.
  27. I am any longer any need of your sympathy.

Solved exercise
  1. He died only a month ago.
  2. he will finish his work soon.
  3. He is rich enough to buy a new car.
  4. I have almost done with my food.
  5. He came suddenly and started to shout.
  6. I have often met with my favorite star.
  7. I clearly told him my decision.
  8. I seldom go after sunset.
  9. She danced merely in her own party.
  10. She is rather a lazy girl.
  11. I am never late for my work.
  12. She does all her work carefully.
  13. She loves her friend heartily.
  14. She hasn’t have spoken anything wrong.
  15. He is rarely angry with me..
  16. I just tell him about you.
  17. I usually go to school on foot.
  18. We regularly go to temple.
  19. They often invite me for dinner.
  20. Luckily I got the opportunity at the right time.
  21. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the function.
  22. I can’t bear it any longer.
  23. They couldn’t find their dog anywhere.
  24. She doesn’t see any sense in it.
  25. You are forbidden to touch these things.
  26. He cannot either deny or accept it.
  27. I am no longer any need of your sympathy.


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  1. Thanks for sharing this nice post. Recognize the verb in a few sentence is necessary to understand what that statement stands for.

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