Position of adverbs
Insert the words given in the brackets into appropriate places in the sentence.
An example is given below.
- I have received the parcel. (already)
- I have already received the parcel.
The adverb usually goes after the auxiliary verb and before other verbs. If there are two auxiliaries, the adverb goes after the first.
1. Dad has left for work. (already)
2. Several lives have been destroyed. (already)
3. I received a call from Peter. (just)
4. Have you seen a zebra? (ever)
5. She eats everything. She eats raw potatoes. (even)
6. I have heard him say ‘Thank you.’ (never)
7. She is late for work. (never)
8. There was almost nothing in the fridge. (hardly)
9. Life has been good to me. (generally)
10. This book is difficult to study. (rather)
11. She can speak English fluently. (quite)
12. The lecture was interesting. (rather)
1. Dad has already left for work.
2. Several lives have already been destroyed.
3. I just received a call from Peter.
4. Have you ever seen a zebra?
5. She eats everything. She eats even raw potatoes.
6. I have never heard him say ‘Thank you.’
7. She is never late for work.
8. There was hardly anything in the fridge.
9. Life has generally been good to me.
10. This book is rather difficult to study.
11. She can speak English quite fluently.
12. The lecture was rather interesting.