NCERT English Solutions-Class 9-Chapter 1 The Fun They Had-Part 1

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Examples of adverbs

Adverbs Describe Verbs

Examples of adverbs

1. Find the sentences in the lesson which have the adverbs given in the box below.

(i) awfully

(ii) sorrowfully

(iii) completely

(iv) loftily

(v) carefully

(vi) differently

(vii) quickly

(viii) nonchalantly

Answer:

1. (i) Awfully

They turned the pages, which were yellow and crinkly, and it was awfully funny to read words that stood still instead of moving the way they were supposed to on a screen, you know.

(ii) Sorrowfully

She had been doing worse and worse until her mother shook her head sorrowfully and sent for the Country Inspector.

(iii) Completely

They had once taken Tommy’s teacher away for nearly a month because the history teacher had blanked out completely.

(iv) Loftily

He added loftily, pronouncing the word carefully, “Centuries ago.”

(v) Carefully

He added loftily, pronouncing the word carefully, “Centuries ago.”

(vi) Differently

“But my mother says a teacher has to be adjusted to fit the mind of each boy and girl it teaches and that each kid has to be taught differently.”

(vii) Quickly

“I didn’t say I didn’t lie it,” Margie said quickly.

(viii) Nonchalantly

“May be,” he said nonchalantly.

2. Now use these adverbs to fill in the blanks in the sentences below.

(i) The report must be read _________ so that performance can be improved.

(ii) At the interview, Sameer answered our question _________ shrugging his shoulders.

(iii) We all behave ________ when we are tired or hungry.

(iv) The teacher shook her head _______ when Ravi lied to her.

(v) I _______ forgot about it.

(vi) When I complimented Revathi on her success, she just smiled _______ and turned away.

(vii) The President of the Company is _______ busy and will not be able to meet you.

(viii) I finished my work _______ so that I could go out to play.

Answer:

2. (i) The report must be read carefully so that performance can be improved.

(ii) At the interview, Sameer answered our questions loftily, shrugging his shoulders.

(iii) We all behave differently when we are tired or hungry.

(iv) The teacher shook her head sorrowfully when Ravi lied to her.

(v) I completely forgot about it.

(vi) When I complimented Revathi on her success, she just smiled nonchalantly and

turned away.

(vii) The president of the company is awfully busy and will not be able to meet you.

(viii) I finished my work quickly so that I could go out to play.

3. Make adverbs from these adjectives.

(i) angry _______

(ii) happy _______

(iii) merry _______

(iv) sleepy _______

(v) easy _______

(vi) noisy _______

(vii) tidy _______

(viii) gloomy_______

3. Answers

Rules for converting adjectives to adverbs

Rules for Converting Adjectives to Adverbs

Rules for converting adjectives to adverbs

(i) angry Angrily

I stormed outside, slamming the door angrily behind me.

(ii) happy Happily

I jumped outside happily eating my cake.

(iii) merry Merrily

Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

(iv) sleepy Sleepily

I woke up and sleepily brushed my teeth.

(v) easy Easily

I was easily able to form all the sentences.

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