Hello Aspirants. Welcome to Daily Jankari Current Affairs in Dailyjankari.com. Here we are giving Current Affairs covering important events, which is common for Civil Services, SSC, CDS, Railways, MBA, CLAT, all the bank exams and other state level competitive exams.

ADVERBS
ADVERBS MOCK TEST SET 6
January 10, 2016
0

DIRECTIONS: Correct the following sentences in the context of the use of a suitable adverb.


 

  1. It is much embarrassing to hear your kins being laughed at.

 

Answer

With present participles very is used, not much.

Correct : It is very embarrassing to hear your kins being laughed at.

[collapse]

 

  1. He cannot by no means reach there in time now.

 

Answer

In case of double negatives, we retain the negative in the verb and make the other one positive.

Correct : He cannot by any means reach there in time now.

[collapse]

 

  1. He was received more hearty by us than by his sombre relatives.

 

Answer

Sombre means sadly serious. So, the reception by sombre relatives will not be as hearty as by us (it is being assumed that we are, by contrast, of the cheerful type). Here reception is in the form of a verb: received. So, hearty modifies received, a verb, and should therefore be an adverb. The correct adverb is heartily.

Correct : He was received more heartily by us than by his sombre relatives.

[collapse]

 

  1. He reached the ground earlier than the players.

 

Answer

The sentence is correct. Early, both as an adjective and as an adverb, becomes earlier in its comparative degree and earliest in the superlative.

[collapse]

 

  1. She near collapsed at the news of her lover’s death.

 

Answer

Near is not being used as an adverb of place to denote position. It is here an adverb of quantity meaning almost. In such a usage the correct form is nearly.

Correct : She nearly collapsed at the news of her lover’s death.

[collapse]

 

  1. He has to usually go out at odd hours.

 

Answer

The adverb of frequency should be used before the auxiliaries have to and used to. Usually is an adverb of frequency because it tells you how often. Has to is derived from have to.

Correct : He usually has to go out at odd hours.

[collapse]

 

  1. That is not enough good.

 

Answer

Enough is an adverb here that qualifies the adjective good. Usually, adverbs come before the adjectives they modify. But enough is an exception. It comes after the adjective.

Correct : That is not good enough.

[collapse]

 

  1. The milk turned sour unpalatably.

 

Answer

Adverbs come before the adjectives they modify. Here unpalatably modifies sour.

Correct : The milk turned unpalatably sour.

[collapse]

 

  1. This hardly-won liberty is not to be lightly abandoned.

 

Answer

The adjective of manner usually comes after the verb. So, lightly should come after abandoned.

Correct : This hard-won liberty is not to be abandoned lightly.

[collapse]

 

  1. She could not find her husband’s wallet nowhere in the house.

 

Answer

This is a case of double negative.

Correct : She could not find her husband’s wallet anywhere in the house.

[collapse]

 

  1. I have seen him never score a goal.

 

Answer

How can you see something that has never happened? In fact, you have never seen that happen.

Correct : I have never seen him score a goal.

[collapse]

 

  1. Nobody else than your teacher suggested this method.

 

Answer

Else is followed by but, not than. Do not confuse it with other.

Correct : Nobody else but your teacher suggested this method.

[collapse]

 

  1. He was never born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

 

Answer

Never means at no point of time. So, we use never when we want to deny the happening of the action or event at every point of time. For all practical purposes, we do not talk of recurring births, but of a single birth. Being born again and again is out of context. So, there is no need of never. It should be replaced by not.

Correct : He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

[collapse]

 

  1. I am much glad to see you.

 

Answer

Replace much by very.

Correct : I am very glad to see you.

[collapse]

 

  1. Tendulkar was so young when he started playing international cricket.

 

Answer

So as an adverb of degree must not be used absolutely

Correct : Tendulkar was very young when he started playing international cricket.

[collapse]

 

  1. It is much embarrassing to hear your kins being laughed at.

 

Answer

With present participles very is used, not much.

Correct : It is very embarrassing to hear your kins being laughed at.

[collapse]

 

  1. He cannot by no means reach there in time now.

 

Answer

In case of double negatives, we retain the negative in the verb and make the other one positive.

Correct : He cannot by any means reach there in time now.

[collapse]

 

  1. He was received more hearty by us than by his sombre relatives.

 

Answer

Sombre means sadly serious. So, the reception by sombre relatives will not be as hearty as by us (it is being assumed that we are, by contrast, of the cheerful type). Here reception is in the form of a verb: received. So, hearty modifies received, a verb, and should therefore be an adverb. The correct adverb is heartily.

Correct : He was received more heartily by us than by his sombre relatives.

[collapse]

 

  1. He reached the ground earlier than the players.

 

Answer

The sentence is correct. Early, both as an adjective and as an adverb, becomes earlier in its comparative degree and earliest in the superlative.

[collapse]

 

  1. She near collapsed at the news of her lover’s death.

 

Answer

Near is not being used as an adverb of place to denote position. It is here an adverb of quantity meaning almost. In such a usage the correct form is nearly.

Correct : She nearly collapsed at the news of her lover’s death.

[collapse]