Exercise 3

Complete the sentences using adjectives or adverbs. Use the adjectives in the list and the adverbs formed from those adjectives.

clear      easy      fast      incorrect      patient      quick


0. I need a quick answer.

0. He answered my question very quickly.

1 Please, can you speak ? I don't understand you.

2 He won the race. He ran very .

3 Your answer is . Can you answer it again?

4 We were one hour late, but he waited until we arrived.

5 It was an question. I answered it without thinking.

6 You answered the question . Can you answer it again?

7 Please, be with him. He's young and inexperienced.

8 He's a really runner. He wins a lot of races.

9 The water isn't ; it's dirty.

10 We climbed the mountain . We weren't tired after doing it.



Adverbs of manner


Adjectives vs adverbs of manner

adverbs manner vs adjectives

Adverbs of manner – use

We use adverbs of manner after after a verb to describe the verb. We use an adverb of manner to say how something happens or how we do something.

  • It rained heavily. (=We are describing how it rained.)
  • He always replies quickly. (=We are describing how he walks)


Adverbs of manner – position

We use adverbs of manner after the verb or, if there is an object, after verb + object.

  • He drives carefully.
  • She plays the guitar well


very, really, quite

We can use very, really, quite before an adverb of manner.

  • It rained quite heavily
  • He drives quite carefully
  • She plays the guitar really well.



We use adjectives before a noun or after the verb be. You can review the topic of adjectives here.

  • This is an expensive guitar
  • This guitar is expensive


Adverbs of manner vs adjectives



We use adjectives to describe a noun (before a noun or after the verb be), and we use adverbs of manner to describe a verb (after the verb or verb + object). Compare:

  • Robert plays the guitar well. (=We are describing the verb, i.e. how Robert plays the guitar.)
  • Robert is a good guitar player. (=We are describing the noun, Robert.)
  • Sara eats slowly
  • Sara is a slow eater. 


Adjectives ending in -ly

Some words end in -ly, but they are adjectives, NOT adverbs: friendly, lovely, silly. We CANNOT transform these adjectives into adverbs of manner.

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