Common Mistakes in the Use of English Adverbs

It is very easy to make mistakes with adverbs in English ...


Incorrect: He plays tennis good.

Correct: He plays tennis well.

Incorrect: I am much tired.

Correct: I am very tired.

Incorrect: She is so poor to pay the dues.

Correct: She is too poor to pay the dues.

Incorrect: She is very much beautiful.

Correct: She is very beautiful.

Incorrect: I managed to do it anyhow.

Correct: I managed to do it somehow.

Incorrect: I'm very much sorry.

Correct: I'm very sorry.

Incorrect: It is very hot to go out today.

Correct: It is too hot to go out today.

Incorrect: Marry carefully drives.

Correct: Marry drivescarefully.

Incorrect: My brother plays golf good.

Correct: My brother plays golf well.

Incorrect: I felt so lonely.

Correct: I felt very lonely.

Incorrect: You speak English good.

Correct: You speak English well.


Incorrect: Sue is working hardly for the test.

Correct: Sue is working hard for the test.

Incorrect: Daniel is yet at home.

Correct: Daniel is still at home.

Incorrect: She carefully drove.

Correct: She drove carefully.

Incorrect: She angrily spoke.

Correct: She spoke angrily.

Incorrect: It was bitter cold.

Correct: It was bitterly cold.

Incorrect: I am much happy to see you.

Correct: I am very happy to see you.

Incorrect: No one writes as neat as he does.

Correct: No one writes as neatly as he does.

Incorrect: She sang sweet.

Correct: She sang sweetly.

Incorrect: I felt so lonely.

Correct: I felt very lonely.

Incorrect: He was veryfoolish enough to trust her.

Correct: He was so foolish to trust her.

What's Your Reaction?

Confused Confused
0
Confused
Sad Sad
0
Sad
Geeky Geeky
0
Geeky
Haha Haha
0
Haha
Wow Wow
1
Wow
Hard Hard
0
Hard
Easy Easy
1
Easy
What? What?
0
What?

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Common Mistakes in the Use of English Adverbs

log in

Become a part of our community!
Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Join ESL Buzz Community

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format