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The lovers together ran to the end of the street


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Put the adverbial in the most likely position. If no change is needed, put a tick.

  1. The lovers together ran to the end of the street

  2. We just have bought a car

  3. My Linguistics teacher speaks fluently 14 languages!

  4. The scientist had been to New York never before

  5. My parents often were away on business trips, to be honest

  6. My grandpa enjoys playing cards still.

  7. When the car crashed she was thrown against a cement wall violently

  8. Usually I do the laundry twice a week

  9. Never I could understand why he left me

  10. Completely I disagreed at the meeting with that proposal

  11. I last saw on Monday my keys

  12. We stayed all day at home

  13. She sat at the desk silently after the tragic news for a few minutes

  14. My friend never these days is at home

  15. Twice a week we go to English lessons to a language school

  16. The French people we met for two years had been traveling all over the world

  17. We will all pass presumably the June exam

  18. Seldom that guy has been seen in this amazingly surprising park before

  19. We go always swimming on Thursdays with Liz and Beth

  20. Cruelly we were left as a result in the middle of nowhere

Translate the following sentences:



  1. Supuestamente estábamos arruinadas

  2. Al parecer el libro se basa en hechos reales (true-life story; real life/facts)

  3. Moralmente, es muy difícil tomar esa decisión, pero desde un punto de vista económico es fácil

  4. En términos técnicos, el acuerdo/negocio puede ser un éxito

  5. Por extraño que parezca, no mencionó que se mudaba

  6. En teoría llevan años enamorados

  7. Alucina, pero cuando les registraron les pillaron drogas

  8. Es triste pero resultó que eran traficantes

  9. Creyó que yo hablaba árabe pero se equivocaba

  10. De verdad, nunca diría eso

KEY TO EXERCISES ON ADVERBIALS 01 (only one possibility stated, but some admit more)


  1. The lovers ran together (manner) to the end of the street (place)

  2. We have just (time*) bought a car

  3. My Linguistics teacher speaks 14 languages (object) fluently (manner)!

  4. The scientist had never (freq) been to New York before (time)

  5. To be honest (comment) my parents were often (freq*) away on business trips

  6. My grandpa still (time*) enjoys playing cards.

  7. When the car crashed (time) she was thrown violently (manner) against a cement wall (place)

  8. Usually (freq*) I do the laundry twice a week (freq)

  9. I could never (freq) understand why he left me – inversion*

  10. At the meeting (place; time?) I completely (manner–prep+O) disagreed with that proposal (prep+O)

  11. I last (time*) saw my keys on Monday (time)

  12. We stayed (at) home (place) all day (time)

  13. After the tragic news (time), she sat at the desk silently (manner, 10) for a few minutes (time)

  14. My friend is never (freq) at home (place) these days (time)

  15. We go to English lessons to a language school twice a week (freq)

  16. The French people we met had been traveling all over the world (place) for two years (time)

  17. Presumably (comment), we will all pass the June exam

  18. That guy has seldom (freq*) been seen before (time**) in this amazingly surprising park (place) - long

  19. We always (freq) go swimming with Liz and Beth on Thursdays (time)

  20. As a result (linking device), we were left cruelly (manner) in the middle of nowhere (place)




  1. Presumably we were broke

  2. Apparently the book is based in a true-life story.

  3. Morally, it is very hard to make that decision, but financially it is easy (to do so)

  4. Technically, the agreement/deal may be a success

  5. Oddly enough, she didn’t mention she was moving

  6. Theoretically, they’ve been in love for years

  7. To my surprise, when they were searched they found they were carrying drugs

  8. Sadly, they turned out to be drug dealers

  9. Wrongly, she thought I spoke Arabic

  10. To be honest, I’d never say that




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