Position of adverbs exercise

Different kinds of adverbs go in different positions in a clause. Adverbs of certainty, adverbs of manner and adverbs of frequency usually go in mid-position.

Mid-position adverbs usually go after auxiliary verbs and am/are/is/was/were and before other verbs.

Complete the following sentences.

1. The discussion ………………. about money.

a) was mainly
b) mainly was

2. You speak …………………….

a) well English
b) English well

3. His opinion ……………………….

a) matters hardly
b) hardly matters

4. We …………………….. going for two days.

a) are only
b) only are

5. We …………………… Switzerland in July.

a) visit usually
b) usually visit

6. It …………………… very hot here.

a) gets sometimes
b) sometimes gets

7. I …………………. watch television before going to bed.

a) watch usually
b) usually watch

8. I ……………………. seen his wife.

a) never have
b) have never

9. Your hair …………………….. some oil.

a) needs just
b) just needs

10. The people who attended the meeting ………………….. scientists.

a) were mainly
b) mainly were

Answers

1. The discussion was mainly about money.

2. You speak English well.

3. His opinion hardly matters.

4. We are only going for two days.

5. We usually visit Switzerland in July.

6. It sometimes gets very hot here.

7. I usually watch television before going to bed.

8. I have never seen his wife.

9. Your hair just needs some oil.

10. The people who attended the meeting were mainly scientists.

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1 Response

  1. Geeta Das says:

    Very nice examples ma’am

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