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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: INCREASING YOUR VOCABULARY: USE OF ADVERBS

Increasing your Vocabulary

EXERCISE.
Number your paper 1-10. Refer to the dictionary for the exact meaning of each adverb. Then answer each of the questions below by writing the most appropriate adverb next to the number of the question which the adverb answers.

barbarously grotesquely
comprehensively nocturnally
defiantly reluctantly
ferociously reverently
genially ungraciously


1. How did the tiger bare his teeth at the visitors in the zoo?

2. How did the tourists stand at the tomb of the unknown soldier?

3. How did the Goths and Vandals act when they sacked and burned the city of Rome?

4. How did the nervous patient approach the dentist's chair?

5. How did the captured hero stare at his enemy?

6. How did the master of ceremonies smile as he greeted the contestant in the quiz contest?

7. How was the unnatural-looking clown dressed?

8. How did the weary housewife greet the unexpected guests at dinnertime?

9. How did the well-prepared student answer the examination questions?

10. When do owls hunt for prey?




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