^ THE ADVERB Exercise 1. State the morphological composition of the following adverbs |
Where, abroad, too, tenfold, nowadays, inside, quickly, underneath, once, homeward, seldom, nowhere, heartily, afoot, headlong, twice, beyond, then, eastward, otherwise, upstairs, rarely, late, outside, ahead, forever, so, beneath, forward, fast, scarcely,' inquiringly, sometimes, good-naturedly.
Exercise 2. Point out the adverbs and define the group each belongs to.
I. She talked to them naturally, sang a little song to them... And gave them their Sunday toys. (Buck) 2. He [Jolyon] was free to go off with his easel where and when he liked. (Galsworthy) 3. The man must have had diabolically acute hearing. (Wells) 4. Patients insist on having microbes nowadays. (Shaw) 5. As soon as Annette found herself outside, she began to run. (Murdoch) 6. I never felt better in my life. (Saroyan) 7. I think sometimes there is nothing before me but hard work... (Galsworthy) 8. It was as if his soul had been cramped and his eyes bandaged from the hour of his birth. Why had he lived such a life? Why had he submitted to things, blundered into things? (Wells) 9. Yes, George had lived too fast, or he would not have been dying twenty years before his time — too fasti (Galsworthy) 10. She consulted her husband at once. (Galsworthy) 11. Fleur having declared that it was "simply too wonderful to stay indoors," they all went out. (Galsworthy) 12. And she lived at Mapledurham a jolly name, too, on the river somewhere. (Galsworthy) 13. A week later I am visited by a very stylishly dressed young woman. (Saroyan) 14. They had been dancing together. (Dreiser) 15. He (SoarnesJ remembered her birthday well — he had always observed it religiously. (Galsworthy) 16. The driver, was ordered to take the car to the pool, and Jates and Karen went afoot. (Heym) 17. The only thing is to cut the knot for good. (Galsworthy) 18. Why, you've hardly started, it isn't fair to bother you. (Cronin) 19. Twice I doubled round corners, thrice I crossed the road and came back on my tracks. (Wells) 20. They went eyeing each other askance.. (Galsworthy) 21. He took a few steps towards her and looked less at her than at the open doorway behind her... (Greene) 22. In another moment Adyl was leading the way downstairs. (Wells) 23. Soames looked at her hard (Galsworthy) 24. The boy was due to go to-morrow. (Galsworthy) 25. She seems to be simple enough. (This is America) 26. It [the cry] came from the terrace below. (Galsworthy) 27. They are quiet at- present. (Galsworthy) 28. I must get the money somehow. (Shaw) 29. He [Soames] had never had a love of music. (Galsworthy) 30. He spoke little and listened much. (Horgan)
Exercise 3. Use the comparative or superlative degree of the adverbs.
1. Then the bus... began to run, __ still, through a long avenue, (fast) (Faulkner) 2....moreover, he was __ educated than the others, (well) (Buck) 3. She was the one who was being hurt __. (deeply) (Wilson) 4. He contrived to get a glimpse of Montanelli once or __ in every week, if only for a few minutes. (often) (Voynich) 5. Driving __ now, she arrived between four and five, (slowly) (Galsworthy) 6. However, I must bear my cross as __ I may. (well) (Shaw) 7. Then he dismissed the thought as unworthy and impossible, and yielded himself __ to the music. (freely) (London) 8. He followed her mental process __ now, and her soul was no __ the sealed wonder it had been, (clearly; long) (London) 9. Felix's eyebrows rose __ than ever, (high) (James) 10. It was a comfort to Margaret about this time, to find that her mother drew __ and __ towards her than she had ever done since the days of her childhood, (tenderly; intimately) (Gaskell)
^ MODAL WORDS Exercise I. Point out all the modal words and define their meaning.
1. Over the ridge she would find him. Surely she would find him. (Wells) 2. He had stopped their mouths, maybe, but at what a cost. (Galsworthy) 3. She s just engaged to him. Of course she is frightfully excited about it, and naturally he wants her to come away and marry. [Wells) 4. Winifred could barely get a word out of him, he ate nothing, but he certainly took his liquor and his face kept getting whiter. (Galsworthy) 5. She was probably dissatisfied just as he was. (Dreiser) 6. Knowledge of something kept from her made him, no doubt, unduly sensitive. (Galsworthy) 7. The Buccaneer, watching him go so sadly, felt sorry perhaps for his behaviour to the old man. (Galsworthy) 8. Thorp was actually too sick to see anybody. (Heym) 9. "Allow me, Sir, the honour of grasping your hand — permit me, Sir, to shake it," said the grave man. "Certainly," said Mr. Pickwick. (Dickens) 10. My dear Ma'am, you deserve a very excellent husband—you do indeed. (Dickens) 11. Bertine and I are just on our way home, truly. (Dreiser) 12. He saw Fleur, standing near the door, holding a handkerchief which the boy had evidently just handed to her.. (Galsworthy)
^ THE INTERJECTION Exercise 1. Point out all the interjections and say whether they are emotional or imperative.
1. "The Boers are a hard nut to crack, uncle James." "H'm!" muttered James. "Where do you get your information? Nobody tells." (Galsworthy) 2. "Oh! My eyel" he said looking very lowspirited, "I am sorry for that." (Galsworthy) 3. "Good Lord!" said Fleur. "Am I only twenty-one? I feel forty-eight." (Galsworthy) 4. "Good Heavensl" cried my mother, "you'll drive me mad!" (Dickens) 5. Heavens! How dull you arel (Sheridan) 6. "Oh, Karen," he said, "it's good to have you around!" (Heym) 7. Alas! The white house was empty and there was a bill in the window. (Dickens) 8. A man jumped on top of the barricade and, waving exuberantly, shouted. "Americains! Hurrah." (Heym) 9. Hallo, Michael! I'm rather late; been to the club and walked home. (Galsworthy) 10. Ah! you are both of you good-natured. (Sheridan) 11. "Hark!" cried the Dodger at this moment, "I heard the tinkler," catching up the light, he crept softly upstairs. (Dickens) 12. "Who is that?" she cried. "Hush, hush!" said one of the women, stooping over her... (Dickens) 13. Well, I don't like those mysterious little pleasure trips that he is so fond of taking. (Voynich) 14. Now, Maria, here is a character to your taste... (Sheridan) 15. Here! I've had enough of this. I'm going. (Shaw)