Correct Use of Adverbs - Part - II

31. Incorrect:- She sings good.
Correct:- She sings well.

32. Incorrect:- He is very coward.
Correct:- He is very cowardly.

Note:- Mark that adjectives cannot be used for adverbs and vice versa.

33. Incorrect:- He speak much slowly.
Correct:- He speak very slowly.

34. Incorrect:- The patient is very better today.
Correct:- The patient is much better today.

35. Incorrect:- I am very senior to him.
Correct:- I am much senior to him.

Note:- ‘Very’ is used before adjectives and adverb in the positive degree and ‘much’ in the comparative.

36. Incorrect:- They were very delighted to see me.
Correct:- They were much delighted to see me.

Note:- ‘very’ is generally used with the present participles and ‘much’ with the past participles. An exveption is ‘I am much obliged to you’.

37. Incorrect:- Of course, she sings well.
Correct:- Certainly, she sings well.

38. Incorrect:- Of course, he is in the wrong.
Correct:- Certainly, he is in the wrong.

Note:- ‘Of course’ should not be used for ‘certainly’.

39. Incorrect:- I am quite sorry.
Correct:- I am very sorry.

40. Incorrect:- He tells very another story.
Correct:- He tells quite another story.

41. Incorrect:- We are rather very sad today.
Correct:- We are very sad today.

Note:- ‘Rather’ means ‘not very’

42. Incorrect:- No sooner I went out when it began to rain.
Correct:- No sooner did I go out when it began to rain.

Note:- No sooner is followed by than.

43. Incorrect:- I shall see her just now.
Correct:- I shall see her presently.

Note:- ‘just now’ is used for an action in the ‘past and presently’ for an action to ne begun in the future.

44. Incorrect:- I cannot wait any more. Correct:- I cannot wait any longer. 45. Incorrect:- I cannot eat any further. Correct:- I cannot eat anymore.

Note:- any longer, any further and any more refer to time, distance and number respectively.

46. Incorrect:- He ran fastly. Correct:- He ran fast. 47. Incorrect:- This boy is too strong. Correct:- This boy is very strong. 48. Incorrect:- He is too clever. Correct:- He is very clever. 49. Incorrect:- I have finished my work nearly. Correct:- I have nearly finished my work. 50. Incorrect:- It is a much difficult sum. Correct:- It is a very difficult sum. 51. Incorrect:- Honey is too sweet. Correct:- Honey is very sweet. 52. Incorrect:- She is wonderful beautiful. Correct:- She is wonderfully beautiful.