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Practice Exercise in Adjective Adverb Use
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

Check each of these sentences for faulty use of adjectives and adverbs. Write the correct word in the spaces provided. Some sentences are correct.


1. The nurse felt bitterly that she had contracted AIDS from a patient.
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2. There is simply no justification for the judge’s ruling.
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3. Meredith’s bike is old, but it rides smooth.
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4. The soprano sang the aria beautiful, in spite of her head cold.
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5. The black Mercedes drove slow up the gravel driveway.
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6. Castro looked down cynical on the people assembled in the plaza.
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7. Agnes played the part of the mother superficially.
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8. No other basketball team blends as smooth as the Lakers.
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9. Mark always feels good after a long run and a hot shower.
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10. Be sure the door is shut secure because it often swings open by itself.
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11. He walked down the hall completely obliviously to the trail of papers he left behind.
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12. Tim and Maria spoke frankly about their problem.
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13. The coach talked slow about the team’s decline during the second half.
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14. The audience remained calmly, even when the hall began to fill rapidly with smoke.
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15. No problem; I can do both jobs easy.
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16. When the phone rang, he picked it up, optimistically that it was Sheila calling.
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17. When they carried Terry off the the field, everyone thought he was hurt bad.
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18. John never feels shyly about reading his poems in public.
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19. Amy spoke sincere when she promised to repay the money.
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20. Jill looked mischievous at Jack as they secretly walked up the hill.
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ANSWERS

1 bitter 2 Correct
3 smoothly 4 beautifully
5 slowly 6 cynically
7 Correct 8 smoothly
9 Correct 10 securely
11 oblivious 12 Correct
13 Slowly 14 calm
15 Easily 16 optimistic
17 Badly 18 shy
19 Sincerely 20 mischievously
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