Exercise 1: adjectives & adverbs mixed

(Practise distinguishing English adverbs and adjectives)

Mixed exercise on adjectives/adverbs – cloze (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Use the word in brackets behind the sentence once as an adjective and once as an adverb. Fill in the gaps accordingly. You have to be careful with the spelling (orthography) in two sentences.

  • Example: “Our neighbors are very ____. They always ask ____.” (kind) → “Our neighbors are very kind. They always ask kindly.”

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  1. Our dad was very . He advised us . (angry)
  2. The landing was very . The plane landed . (soft)
  3. The match will be difficult because the other team play . They are players. (skillful)
  4. You are a runner. You run . (quick)
  5. My parents always talk . They are talkers. (loud)
  6. My boss gave a answer. He answered . (brief)
  7. Sue and Martin drive . Both are drivers. (careful)
  8. The new teacher speaks quite . He is a speaker. (slow)

Exercises and explanations related to ‘Distinguishing adverbs and adjectives’

The following exercises and explanations relate to the distinction of ‘English adjectives and adverbs’ and also help you use them correctly: