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phrasal verbs with 'put'

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’

phrasal verbs with 'put'Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb.

There are lots of different phrasal verbs with ‘put’. We’ll cover some of the most useful ones in this lesson.

Note: Remember, as for all phrasal verbs, phrasal verbs with ‘put’ are best used in spoken English and informal written English. It is often best to avoid using them in formal writing and even in some formal spoken situations (for example, you should avoid using them in Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test).

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ examples

  • put through
  • put back
  • put down
  • put down to
  • put off
  • put on
  • put up
  • put up with
  • put out

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (through) examples

  • put (someone) through (to someone else)

1. “Can I speak to Mr Smith please?”  “Yes, please hold the line a moment. I’ll put you through to him now.” (connect a person to another person so they can talk on the telephone)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (back) examples

  • put back (something)

1. Today’s meeting has been put back to Friday as the Manager has been called away on urgent business. (postpone)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (down) examples

  • put (someone) down

1. Sharon is always putting other people down; I wish she wouldn’t! (criticise in public)

  • put (something) down

2. I have put my name down on the volunteer list to help with the charity event! (write something, add to a listing)

  • put down (an animal)

3. My cat was very old and very sick so it was the kindest option to have him put down. (end the life of an old / sick / dangerous animal)

  • put down (something – prices)

4. The government is putting down the price of cigarettes from next week. (decrease)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (down to) examples

  • put (something) down to (something)

1. He is always so irritable these days. I put it down to the fact that he’s working too many hours. (give as an explanation to something)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (off) examples

  • put off (something)

1. We’ll have to put off our dinner date until next week as I’m so busy. (postpone)

  • be put off (something)

2. I was put off travelling there when I heard about the conflict. (feel negative about something that you used to like)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (on) examples

  • put on (weight)

1. I‘ve put on so much weight lately; I need to join a gym. (become heavier / fatter)

  • put on (something false)

2. They like to give the impression they are very rich but it’s all put on; I know they are actually struggling with cashflow. (pretend, deceive, create a false impression)

  •  put on (an item of clothing)

3. Put on a warm jacket before you go out. It’s freezing! (dress in an item of clothing)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (up) examples

  • put up (something – prices)

1. The government is putting up the price of cigarettes from next week. (increase)

  • put (someone) up

2. My cousin is coming to visit from America and we’re going to put him up while he’s in the UK. (provide hospitality to someone)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (up with) examples

  • put up with (something)

1. Parents of teenagers often have to put up with their bad moods. (tolerate, endure)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘put’ (out) examples

  • put (someone) out

1. We’d love to stay with you thank you. As long as it won’t put you out. (trouble or disturb someone)

  • put out (something that is burning)

2. Can you please put out that cigarette? You are not allowed to smoke here.

  • put out (a signal or broadcast)

3. The station put out such a strong signal that it interrupted all other broadcasts. (transmit)

 

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phrasal verbs with 'go'

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ exercises

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ exercises

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phrasal verbs with 'go' exercisesComplete the phrasal verbs with ‘go’ exercises below by choosing the correct answer (a), (b) or (c) to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

Example:

Sorry for the interruption. Please  ___________ with your report.

(a) going on      (b) went on     (c) go on

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ exercises

Complete the phrasal verbs with ‘go’ exercises below by choosing the correct answer (a), (b) or (c) to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

1. They have _________ together for four years and have now decided to get engaged.

(a) going out      (b) been going out      (c) went out

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Correct answer is (b)

 

 

2. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything right now, we will  _________ everything again before the meeting.

(a) go through with      (b) go with      (c) go through

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Correct answer is (c)

 

3. I think you are so brave. I don’t think I could cope with what you have ______________.

(a) gone for      (b) gone with      (c) gone through

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Correct answer is (c)

 

4. They have decided to _________ the redundancies despite pleas from staff.

(a) go through with      (b) go without      (c) go over

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Correct answer is (a)

 

5. I have brought along a bottle of white wine which will  _________ the chicken you’re cooking for dinner.

(a) go with     (b) be going with      (c) goes with

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Correct answer is (a)

 

6. The company is so unprofessional they have  _____________ every promise they made in the contract.

(a) went back on      (b) gone back on      (c) go back on

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Correct answer is (b)

 

7. I’m sorry I can’t _____________ your plan; I just don’t agree with what you want to do and can’t offer you my support.

(a) go through      (b) go over      (c) go along with

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Correct answer is (c)

 

8. I should have time ________________ your work tomorrow. I’m sorry, I’m too busy today.

(a) will go over      (b) going over      (c) to go over

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Correct answer is (c)

 

 

phrasal verbs with 'go'

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’

phrasal verbs with 'go'Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb.

There are lots of different phrasal verbs with ‘go’. We’ll cover some of the most useful ones in this lesson.

Note: Remember, as for all phrasal verbs, phrasal verbs with ‘go’ are best used in spoken English and informal written English. It is often best to avoid using them in formal writing and even in some formal spoken situations (for example, you should avoid using them in Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test).

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ examples

  • go out
  • go on
  • go on with (something)
  • go back on (something)
  • go for (something)
  • go over (something)
  • go through (something)
  • go through with (something)
  • go with (something)
  • go along with (something)
  • go without (something)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (out) examples

  • go out

1. The fire went out because they ran out of wood. (fire stops burning)

  •  go out (somewhere)

2. Are you going out anywhere this weekend? (going to a social activity)

  •  go out (with someone)

3. Did you know that Liam and Trudy are going out together? (boyfriend and girlfriend relationship)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (on) examples

  • go on

1. Please go on. I’m really interested in what you are saying. (continue)

  •  go on

2. What is going on? Please tell me all the news as I’ve been away. (occur)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (on with) examples

  • go on with (something)

1. The company intends to go on with the plan despite opposition from staff. (continue as planned)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (back on) examples

  • go back on (something – a promise or commitment)

1. I can’t trust him because he always goes back on his word. (fail to do something you have said you will do)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (for) examples

  • go for (something)

1. If you want the promotion, you should go for it! (try to achieve)

  •  go for (something)

2. I could really go for a cup of coffee right now! (desire / want / crave)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (over) examples

  • go over (something)

1. I’ll go over the main points of the meeting again to be sure everyone understands. (review)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (through) examples

  • go through (something)

1. Let’s go through your assignment together to check for errors. (examine, study carefully)

  •  go through (a situation / experience)

2. It’s hard to understand what someone who has a serious illness goes through unless you have experienced it yourself. (endure, experience difficulties)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (through with) examples

  • go through with (something)

1. He has decided to go through with the operation despite the risks. (proceed despite difficulties / hardship)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (with) examples

  • go with (something)

1. I don’t think that blouse goes with the skirt. (match or suit)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (along with) examples

  • go along with (something – an idea / plan)

1. I’m not convinced it will work but I’m willing to go along with your plan and see what happens. (offer support to, try something)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ (without) examples

  • go without (something)

1. A camel is well suited to desert conditions as it can go without water for extended periods of time. (abstain from, not use)

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phrasal verbs with 'get'

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ exercises

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ exercises

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phrasal verbs with 'get' exercisesComplete the phrasal verbs with ‘get’ exercises below by choosing the correct answer (a), (b) or (c) to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

Example:

Jane is  ___________ food poisoning and will be back at work soon.

(a) getting over      (b) got over      (c) getting on

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ exercises

Complete the phrasal verbs with ‘get’ exercises below by choosing the correct answer (a), (b) or (c) to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

1. I don’t mean to  _________ you but you really need to help more with the housework!

(a) getting at      (b) get away with      (c) get at

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Correct answer is (c)

 

 

2. We must  _________ Sean that taking his education seriously is so important!

(a) get through to      (b) get at      (c) get over

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Correct answer is (a)

 

3. It is shocking when people who commit serious crimes  _________ what they have done. Courts should be stricter.

(a) get over      (b) get away with      (c) get rid of

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Correct answer is (b)

 

4. If he doesn’t  _________ that report, he will never have it finished in time.

(a) gets on with      (b) get on with      (c) getting on with

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Correct answer is (b)

 

5. Don’t think you can   _________ doing the washing up. It’s your turn remember!

(a) be get out of      (b) getting out of      (c) get out of

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Correct answer is (c)

 

6. It is important to  _________ colleagues in the workplace even if you don’t always agree on everything.

(a) get along with      (b) get over      (c) get at

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Correct answer is (a)

 

7. I hate having to _________ any of my books, but I don’t just don’t have room for all of them.

(a) get rid off      (b) get rid of      (c) getting rid of

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Correct answer is (b)

 

8. It can be very difficult to  _________ a divorce but most people find happiness again.

(a) get over      (b) get rid of      (c) get away with

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Correct answer is (a)

 

 

9. John will be in Italy now. I wonder what he  _________ ?

(a) gets up to      (b) be getting up to      (c) is getting up to

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Correct answer is (c)
phrasal verbs with 'get'

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’

phrasal verbs with 'get'Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb.

There are lots of different phrasal verbs with ‘get’. We’ll cover some of the most useful ones in this lesson.

Note: Remember, as for all phrasal verbs, phrasal verbs with ‘get’ are best used in spoken English and informal written English. It is often best to avoid using them in formal writing and even in some formal spoken situations (for example, you should avoid using them in Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test).

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ examples

  • get up to
  • get on with (something)
  • get on with / get along with (someone)
  • get over (something)
  • get over (someone)
  • get rid of (something)
  • get through to (someone)
  • get out of (doing something)
  • get away with (something)
  • get at (someone)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (up to) examples

  • get up to

1. What have you been getting up to lately? (do)

 

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (on with) examples

  • get on with (something)

1. Well it’s been nice talking to you but I really must get on with my homework now. (continue something you’ve started)

 

  • get on with (someone) / get along with (someone)

2. I get on with Simon really well. We have so much in common. (have a good relationship)

Note: To express the same meaning, you can also say: I get along with Simon really well. We have so much in common.

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (over) examples

  • get over (something)

1. I have finally managed to get over this terrible flu. I’ve been sick for weeks but feel better now. (recover from)

 

  • get over (someone)

2. I don’t think she will ever get over James. She loved him so much. (recover emotionally from losing someone)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (rid of) examples

  • get rid of (something)

1. I need to get rid of a lot of my old clothes. They don’t fit me anymore. (dispose of)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (through to) examples

  • get through to (someone)

1. I have tried getting through to him, but he just won’t listen! (make someone understand an opinion / successfully explain)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (out of) examples

  • get out of (doing something)

1. I am going to try to get out of going to the meeting today. I’m so busy! (avoid doing something you don’t want to do)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (away with) examples

  • get away with (something)

1. I hope he doesn’t get away with breaking that window. He needs to be punished! (escape blame, punishment, or undesirable consequences)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ (at) examples

  • get at (someone)

1. I’m sure the new boss doesn’t like me. She is always getting at me! (repeatedly criticise)

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phrasal verbs (take)

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ exercises

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ exercises

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Complete the phrasal verbs with ‘take’ exercises below to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

phrasal verbs with 'take' exercisesExample:

The plane took ___________ on time.

The plane took off on time.

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ exercises

Complete the phrasal verbs with ‘take’ exercises below to test your knowledge of phrasal verbs.

1. I took _________ yoga a year ago and I’m so glad I did; it’s very relaxing.

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I took up yoga a year ago and I’m so glad I did; it’s very relaxing

 

2. Do you have a pen? You need to make notes. There’s a lot of information to take _________.

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Do you have a pen? You need to make notes. There’s a lot of information to take down.

 

3. If you would like to make a complaint, can I suggest you take it _________ with my manager.

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If you would like to make a complaint, can I suggest you take it up with my manager.

 

4. I called the company but they aren’t taking  _________ any new staff at the moment.

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I called the company but they aren’t taking on any new staff at the moment.

 

5. She definitely takes  _________ her Mum – they look so much alike.

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She definitely takes after her Mum – they look so much alike.

 

6. Our boss is taking us all  _________ for lunch today to thank us for all our hard work.

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Our boss is taking us all out for lunch today to thank us for all our hard work.

 

7. It’s very unprofessional for the boss to take his frustration  _________ on the team.

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It’s very unprofessional for the boss to take his frustration out on the team.

 

8. We may need to take it _________ to see if we can fix it! I’ve got some spare parts here.

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We may need to take it apart to see if we can fix it! I’ve got some spare parts here.

 

9. I think I can manage the extra responsibilities I have taken _______ especially as I will be working under a very experienced manager.

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I think I can manage the extra responsibilities I have taken on especially as I will be working under a very experienced manager.

 

10. Take that _______ ! I don’t think what you said is true at all!

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Take that back! I don’t think what you said is true at all!

 

11. Be careful when you take it _______ of the box, it’s very delicate.

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Be careful when you take it out of the box, it’s very delicate.

 

12. I think I understand, it’s just such a lot to take _______.

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I think I understand, it’s just such a lot to take in.
phrasal verbs (take)

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’

phrasal verbs with 'take'Phrasal verbs are made when we use a main verb with another word (or words) to change the meaning of the main verb.

There are lots of different phrasal verbs with ‘take’. We’ll cover some of the most useful ones in this lesson.

Note: Remember, as for all phrasal verbs, phrasal verbs with ‘take’ are best used in spoken and informal written English. It is often best to avoid using them in formal writing and even in some formal spoken situations (for example, you should avoid using them in Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test).

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ examples

  • take off
  • take (something) off
  • take up (something)
  • take (something) up with (someone)
  • take (someone) in
  • take in (something)
  • take on (something)
  • take on (someone)
  • take over (something)
  • take after (someone)
  • take (something) apart
  • take (something) back
  • take down (something)
  • take (someone) out
  • take (something) out
  • take (something) out on (someone)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (off) examples

  • take off

1. The plane took off on time. (leave the ground / depart)

2. The product really took off and exceeded expectations! (prove very popular / successful)

3. I’m sorry, I can only stay for half an hour then I have to take off. (leave – very informal)

 

  • take (something) off

4. Take your jacket off; it’s so warm on here! (remove a piece of clothing)

5. I had to take a week off work because I was very ill. (have time away from a job or activity)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (up) examples

  • take up (something)

1. I plan to take up golf soon as I need to spend more time outdoors! (start a new hobby)

 

  • take (something) up with (someone)

2. You really must take this problem up with your boss – you can’t continue to work under those circumstances! (raise an issue with someone / complain)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (in) examples

  • take (someone) in

1. She had nowhere to live so Sue kindly took her in. (give someone somewhere to stay)

2. I thought he was honest, but he wasn’t. He really took me in! (fool someone in a dishonest way)

 

  • take in (something)

3. Okay, give me a few minutes to read the information to be sure I take in all the details. (fully understand something)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (on) examples

  •  take on (something)

1. I shouldn’t have taken on the extra work. I’m so stressed and have no time to do everything! (commit to doing something)

 

  • take on (someone)

2. Our company has taken on four new employees this month. (employ)

3. England will take on New Zealand in an international rugby game this weekend. (compete against)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (over) examples

  • take over (something)

1. The Marketing Manager has taken over all responsibility for that. (take control)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (after) examples

  • take after (someone)

1. She takes after her sister in terms of her artistic talent. (share a similarity with an older family member)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (apart) examples

  • take (something) apart

1. He took the broken radio apart and put it back together again. It works fine now! (disassemble)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (back) examples

  • take (something) back

1. I took my new phone back to the shop because it was faulty. (return something to somewhere)

2. I take back the negative things I said about him. He’s actually a very nice man! (retract something said)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (down) examples

  • take down (something)

1.  I took down all the important details. (make notes)

 

Phrasal verbs with ‘take’ (out) examples

  • take (someone) out

1.  My boyfriend is taking me out for dinner this evening. (date / pay for someone to go somewhere)

 

  • take (something) out

2.  I took the letter out of the envelope. (remove something from its place)

 

  • take (something) out on (someone)

3.  I know he’s upset about losing his job, but he shouldn’t take his anger out on me! (treat an innocent person badly because you feel angry / frustrated about something not connected to them)

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adverbs in English

Adverbs in English exercises

Adverbs in English exercises

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Complete the adverbs in English exercises below to test your knowledge of adverbs.

Example:

His speech is very slow.

He speaks very  __________________ .

He speaks very slowly.

adverbs in English exercisesAdverbs in English exercises

Complete the adverbs in English exercises below to test your knowledge of adverbs.

1. The rain is very heavy.

It is raining very ________________.

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It is raining very heavily

 

2. She is a very quick thinker!

She thinks very _____________!

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She thinks very quickly

 

3. Her dress is so elegant.

She dresses so ____________ .

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She dresses so elegantly

 

4. He is so rude to customers!

He talks so  __________ to customers.

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He talks so rudely to customers

 

5. The new manager is extremely pedantic.

The new manager acts extremely ________________.

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The new manager acts extremely pedantically.

 

6. She was so excited when she was opening her presents!

She opened her presents so ____________________.

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She opened her presents so excitedly

 

7. He is a very good writer – I love his books.

He writes very _______________ – I love his books.

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He writes very well – I love his books.

 

8. She is usually early for meetings.

As always, she arrived _______________ for the meeting.

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As always, she arrived early for the meeting.

 

9. He is such a fast runner!

He runs so _______________ !

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He runs so fast!

 

10. He died in a tragic accident.

He died _______________ in an accident.

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He died tragically in an accident.

 

11. I had done a lot of revision so I found the exam very easy.

I had done a lot of revision so I completed the exam _______________ .

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I had done a lot of revision so I completed the exam easily.

 

12. Although very talented he is very humble when interviewed.

Although very talented he acts  _______________ when interviewed.

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Although very talented he acts humbly when interviewed.
adverbs in English

Adverbs in English

Adverbs in English

adverbs in EnglishWe use adverbs in English to describe a verb.

Adverbs in English have different uses.

  • Adverbs of manner describe how something happens;
  • Adverbs of place say where something happens;
  • Adverbs of time say when or how often something happens; and,
  • Adverbs of probability describe how sure we are about something that happens.

Adverbs in English – adverbs of manner

We use adverbs of manner to say how something happens (or how something is done).

For example:

The people at the party were chatting happily.
He ate his lunch quickly so he could get back to work.

Adverbs in English – adverbs of place

We use adverbs of place to say where something happens:

I have arranged to meet her there.
We lived in Tokyo for two years.

Adverbs in English – adverbs of time

We use adverbs of time to say when or how often something happens:

He starts work at 8am.
They usually go to the cinema on Tuesday evenings.

Adverbs in English – adverbs of probability

We use adverbs of probability to show how sure we are about something that happens.

  • Maybe he‘ll call when he finishes work.
  • He is definitely coming for dinner on Saturday.

 

Forming adverbs in English

A lot of adverbs in English can be formed from the adjective by adding -ly.

For example:

  • hopeful – hopefully
  • definite – definitely
  • complete – completely

Though if the adjective ends in -y, it usually changes to -i.

For example:

  • happy – happily
  • easy – easily
  • pretty – prettily

Adjectives that end in -le change to -ly after a consonant when forming the adverb.

For example:

  • idle – idly
  • able – ably
  • humble – humbly

If the adjective form ends in -ic, in most cases you can add -ally to make the adverb.

For example:

tragic – tragically

periodic – periodically

Note: public – publicly is an exception to this rule.

 

Irregular adverbs in English

Here is a list of some commonly used adverbs that do not follow the rules above.

adjective adverb
good well – He teaches well. NOT goodly.
fast fast – He drives so fast. NOT fastly.
hard hard – He trains hard three nights a week. NOT hardly.
late late – He arrived late. NOT lately Note: ‘lately’ has a different meaning (recently) e.g. Have you seen her lately?
early early
daily daily
straight straight

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future and past

Future simple exercises

Future simple exercises

Have you read the information page on the future simple tense (‘will‘ and ‘(be) going to‘)? Click here to read it before you try the future simple exercises.

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Complete the future simple exercises below with the ‘will‘ or ‘(be) going to‘ form to test your knowledge of the future simple tense.

future simple exercisesExample:

Person A: “I’m so hungry!”

Person B: “Are you? I __________________ (make) you a sandwich.”

Are you? I‘ll make you a sandwich.

Future simple exercises – ‘will’ and ‘(be) going to’

Complete the future simple exercises below using either the ‘will‘ or ‘(be) going to‘ form.

1. Do you think our new teacher ____________ (be) as nice as our old one?

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Do you think our new teacher will be as nice as our old one? – ‘will’ for prediction

 

2. Take an umbrella with you when you go out. Look at the clouds it _____________ (rain)!

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Look at the clouds it’s going to rain! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence

 

3. I heard last week that Susan has had a baby so I ____________ (visit) her tomorrow.

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I heard last week that Susan has had a baby so I’m going to visit her tomorrow. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

4. Person A: “Can I speak to Sam please?”

Person B: “Sorry, he’s in a meeting.”

Person A: “Okay, I __________ (call) him again later.”

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Okay, I’ll call him again later. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

5. Jane _________ (be) 21 next week. Where has the time gone?

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Jane will be 21 next week. – ‘will’ for future fact

 

6. Jane ____________ (have) a party; she sent out the invitations yesterday.

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Jane is going to have a party. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

7. Person A: “I had a horrible day at work.”

Person B: “Did you? I _________ (take) you out for dinner, that should help to cheer you up!”

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I’ll take you out for dinner, that should help to cheer you up! – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

8. I _________ (buy) a new car next week now I’ve saved enough money.

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I’m going to buy a new car next week now I’ve saved enough money. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

9. We ___________ (probably / already / be) at the hotel by the time you arrive.

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We will probably already be at the hotel by the time you arrive. – ‘will’ for prediction

 

10. He hasn’t studied at all. He __________ (not / pass) his exams!

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He hasn’t studied at all. He isn’t going to pass his exams! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence

 

11. Person A: “Would you like tea or coffee?”

Person B: “I _________ (have) a cup of tea please.”

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I’ll have a cup of tea please. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

12. You are so lucky going on holiday to Greece! You ___________ (have) a lovely time.

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You will have a lovely time. – ‘will’ for prediction

 

13. Sorry I can’t talk at the moment. I have to go, I ___________ (help) Nicola with her homework.

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 I‘m going to help Nicola with her homework. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

14. I ___________ (send) you a text as soon as we arrive!

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 I‘ll send you a text as soon as we arrive. – future promise.

 

15. Person A: “I don’t understand this question.”

Person B: “What is it? Let me have a look.  I __________ (help) you.”

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I’ll help you. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

16. The ground is so slippery. Be careful – you ___________ (fall over) in those shoes!

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Be careful – you‘re going to fall over in those shoes! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence