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Im Englischen muss genau unterschieden werden, ob sich ein Attribut als Adjektiv auf das Nomen oder als Adverb auf das Verb oder ein Adjektiv bezieht.



Remember

Sebastian Vettel is a careful   driver who always drives   carefully.

Adverbien beschreiben Adjektive, Verben, Adverben.

Adverbien der Art und Weise (adverbs of manner) ...

  • stehen nach dem Verb (drive slowly, watch carefully)
  • stehen vor einem Adjektiv (extremely difficult, completely safe)


Adjektive

  • beschreiben ein Nomen
  • stehen vor Nomen
  • stehen nach Artikeln (the, a - an, this, that)

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make adverbs

Make adverbs from the adjectives in ( ) and complete the sentences.

Last week Robert's football team, Wimbledon Youth Club, won their match easily (easy).

They usually play very confidently (confident) and win most of their matches.

But yesterday things did not go so well(good).

They did not play carefully (careful) enough, and so they lost against Bromwich Sports Club.

The Bromwich team played very cleverly(clever), sometimes faster (fast) and sometimes more slowly (slow) than Wimbledon.

After a short time the boys in Robert's team ran round the field nervously (nervous) and started to play badly(bad).

Robert had a very bad day - he played terribly (terrible). Soon it was 3-1 for Bromwich. The Wimbledon boys tried very hard (hard), but the Bromwich team played too strongly(strong) for them. Bromwich won the match 3-2.

good or well?

Good is an adjective. The adverb for good is well:

  • Your English is good.     but     You speak English well.
  • Susan is a good pianist.     but     Susan plays the piano well.


Put in good or well:

1. I play tennis but I'm not very good at it.

2. Your exam results were verygood.

3. You did very well in your exams.

4. The weather was very good while we were on holiday.

5. I didn't sleep very well last night.

6. "I hope you are well!"

Put in good or well:

1. How are you? Are you well (???)?

2. David speaks German very well (???).

3. David's German is very good (???).

4. Our new business is going very well (???) at the moment.

5. I like your jacket. It looks good (good) on you.

6. I've met her a few times but I don't know her very well (???).

mixed exercises

1. Put in the right form - adjective or adverb.

1. Becky likes loud (loud) music. Sometimes she plays her guitar loudly (loud).

2. Then her mother is angry (angry). And she shouts angrily (angry):

3. "Can't you play that thing quietly (quiet)? It's never quiet (quiet) in this house!"

4. Sarah can paint beautifully (beautiful). Her father has put her most beautiful (beautiful) pictures on the wall in the living-room.

5. He isn't usually a fast (fast) worker, but sometimes he does his homework very quickly (quick).

6. Then he answers questionsstupidly (stupid), or makes stupid (stupid) mistakes.

7. When he does his homework badly(bad), he gets a bad (bad) mark, of course.

8. He wasn't really happy (happy) at his old school, but he goes to school happily (happy) in Birmingham.

2. Adjective or adverb?

Basketball is very popular (popular) at this school. Do you think I can play in your team?

- Can you run fast(fast)? Can you jump well(good)?

And can you move quickly (quick)? Then you're all right.

Do you practise regularly (regular)?

3. Adjective or adverb?

The school volleyball team played well (good) on Saturday.

Oh, did they win? Their last match was terrible(terrible).

Chelsea were so bad(bad) last week that the lost against ManU. But yesterday they beat Everton easily(easy).

Everton often play badly(bad) against weaker teams.

Did you hear about the cycling race on TV? Lewis Armstrong was fantastic(fantastic). We only watched the first part. But that was very exciting (exciting).

more exercises

Fill in the adjective or the correct form of the adverb.

1. Please, do your homework carefully (careful).

2. Tom has got an excellent (excellent) voice. He sings excellently (excellent).

3. Today`s weather is really awful (awful).

4. Is this chair comfortable (comfortable) enough? - Yes, I sit very comfortably (comfortable) .

5. Tom plays endlessly (endless) with his computer.

1. Please, do your homework carefully (careful).

2. Tom has got an excellent (excellent) voice. He sings excellently (excellent).

3. Today`s weather is really awful (awful).

4. Is this chair comfortable (comfortable) enough? - Yes, I sit very comfortably (comfortable) .

5. Tom plays endlessly (endless) with his computer.



Fill in the adjective or the correct form of the adverb.

1. Please, talk quietly (quiet). Don`t be so loud (loud).

2. This was really a dangerous (dangerous) situation.

3. We won`t be late (late); we will arrive punctually (punctual).

4. "I`ve got a good mark", Susan shouted excitedly (excited).

5. The policeman was very polite (polite).

1. Please, talk quietly (quiet). Don`t be so loud (loud).

2. This was really a dangerous (dangerous) situation.

3. We won`t be late (late); we will arrive punctually (punctual).

4. "I`ve got a good mark", Susan shouted excitedly (excited).

5. The policeman was very polite (polite).


Fill in the adjective or the correct form of the adverb.

1. The sun was shining brightly (bright) and everybody was happy (happy) .

2. He is a very careful (careful) driver.

3. The teacher dictated slowly (slow) and we could easily (easy) follow.

4. The doors close automatically (automatic).

5. It was very simple (simple) question.

1. The sun was shining brightly (bright) and everybody was happy (happy) .

2. He is a very careful (careful) driver.

3. The teacher dictated slowly (slow) and we could easily (easy) follow.

4. The doors close automatically (automatic).

5. It was very simple (simple) question.


Mixed - Adjective or adverb?

In the following sentences, fill in the blanks with either an adjective or an adverb.

Here`s an example:

0. (beautiful) She sang beautifully. She`s really got the most beautiful voice I've ever heard.

1. (slow) He walked into the room very slowly(). Each step was slow, quiet and very, very slow().

2. (quick) Get dressed as quickly() as possible. If you`re not quick() we`re going to miss the train.

3. (careful) John is so careful(). It takes him ten minutes to clean his teeth. In fact he does everything carefully().

4. (nice) She spoke to me very nicely(), but then that`s typical. She`s a very nice() woman.

5. (angry)I had to speak to him angrily(). But it was his own fault. He made me angry().

6. (terrible) I'm a terrible() tennis player. I practice a lot but I'm still terribly() bad.

7. (correct) She wrote the correct() answers. In fact she did everything correctly(), but I still don`t like her.