Adjective Vs. Adverb Worksheet

Adjectives are words used to modify nouns. Adverbs are words used to modify verbs. Adverbs can also be used to modify adjectives and other adverbs.

Test your knowledge of adjectives and adverbs using this grammar exercise.

Adjective or Adverb Worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an adjective or adverb.

1. She was …………………………. (incredible / incredibly) thin.

2. It was a …………………………. (dangerous / dangerously) place to go skiing.

3. He was driving …………………………. (dangerous / dangerously) fast.

4. She performed ………………………….. (brilliant / brilliantly)

5. It was a ………………………….. (brilliant / brilliantly) beautiful performance.

6. Her voice sounds …………………………. (melodious / melodiously)

7. She has got an incredibly …………………………. (melodious / melodiously) voice.

8. It was a …………………………. (sensitive / sensitively) issue that needed to be handled with care.

9. She is the most ………………………….. (sensible / sensibly) person I have ever met.

10. If you don’t act …………………………. (sensible / sensibly) you will land in serious trouble.

11. He is a …………………………. (slow / slowly) writer. He always writes …………………………. (slow / slowly)

12. She treats her servants ………………………….. (well / good).

13. You must review your lessons ………………………….. (regular / regularly)

14. She works …………………………………. to support her family. (hardly / hard)

15. It ……………………………….. rained this summer. (hard / hardly)

Answers

1. She was incredibly thin. (The adverb incredibly is used to modify the adjective thin.)
2. It was a dangerous place to go skiing.
3. He was driving dangerously fast.
4. She performed brilliantly.
5. It was a brilliantly beautiful performance. (Beautiful is an adjective; we use an adverb to modify an adjective)
6. Her voice sounds melodious. (Sound is a copular verb; we use adjectives to modify copular verbs.)
7. She has got an incredibly melodious voice. (We use the adverb incredibly to modify the adjective melodious.)
8. It was a sensitive issue that needed to be handled with care. (We use the adjective sensitive to modify the noun issue.)
9. She is the most sensible person I have ever met.
10. If you don’t act sensibly you will land in serious trouble. (We use the adverb sensibly to modify the verb act.)
11. He is a slow writer. He always writes slowly.
12. She treats her servants well. (We use the adverb well to modify the verb treat.)
13. You must review your lessons regularly.
14. She works hard to support her family.
15. It hardly rained this summer.

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