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Grammar 11 (Unit-2- Position of Adverbs)

Position of adverbs

Unit 2: Communication (Page 19)

Positions of adverbs

A. Study these sentences.

a. Perhaps she is not coming to the party.

b. I sometimes visit him in the supermarket.

c. He drove the car carefully.

Here the words in bold are adverbs. Adverbs can be placed at the front, in the middle or at the end position of a clause or sentence.

 

B. Rewrite the following sentences with the adverbs in the appropriate place.

a. I watch television. (often)

b. Have you been to Janakpur? (ever)

c. They play football on Saturdays. (sometimes)

d. The weather is bad in November. (always)

e. We have fish for dinner. (seldom)

f. Pritam doesn't get up before seven. (usually)

g. I was very tired and I was hungry. (also)

h. Did you enjoy the flight? (both)

Answer: a. I often watch television.

              b. Have you ever been to Janakpur?

              c. They sometimes play football on Saturdays.

              d. The weather is always bad in November.

              e. We seldom have fish for dinner.

              f. Pritam doesn’t usually get up before seven.

              g. I was very tired and I was also hungry.

              h. Did you both enjoy the flight?

 

C. Rewrite the following sentences placing the underlined words in the

right position.

a. I never have understood her.

b. We are often invited to the parties.

c. We all were tired, so we all fell asleep.

d. Rajan drives always to work.

e. Pradip hardly ever watches television, but he reads newspapers a lot.

f. We enjoyed very much the party.

g. My brother speaks fluently English.

Answer:      

a. I have never understood her.

b. We are often invited to the parties.

c. We were all tired, so we all fell asleep.

d. Rajan always drives to work.

e. Pradip watches television hardly ever, but he reads newspapers a lot.

f. We enjoyed the party very much.

         g. My brother speaks English fluently.


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