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Thinking about Language
Adverbs
Find the adverbs in the passage below. ( You’ve read about adverbs in Unit 1.)
We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear
came out panting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonly
but, unfortunately for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that
way about it, and promptly shot the bear on the spot.
(i) Complete the following sentences, using a suitable adverb ending in –ly.
(a) Rana does her homework_____ .
(b) It rains_____ in Mumbai in June.
(c) He does his work_____ .
(d) The dog serves his master_____ .
(ii) Choose the most suitable adverbs or adverbial phrases and complete
the following sentences.
(a) We should _____get down from a moving train. (never,sometimes, often)
(b) I was______ in need of support after my poor performance. (badly, occasionally, sometimes)
(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her_____. (suddenly, seriously, immediately)

Answer
We thought that everything was over when suddenlya black sloth bear came outpanting in the hot sun. NowI will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonlybut, unfortunatelyfor the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and promptlyshot the bear on the spot.

(i)
(a) Rana does her homework timely.
(b) It rains heavilyin Mumbai in June.
(c) He does his work properly.
(d) The dog serves his master faithfully.

(ii)
(a) We should never get down from a moving train.
(b) I was badly in need of support after my poor performance.
(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her immediately.