What did they say?
When the prince asks the contestants, “How did you sleep?”, each one responds differently, but they all use
adverbs to describe how they slept.
And Carmeline says: “Very peacefully.”
“I slept fine.”
A lot of adverbs are formed by adding “-ly” to the end of the adjective:
deep deeply; peaceful peacefully; ee⋅ sound soundly e
I had a peaceful night. I slept peacefully.
Some adjectives and adverbs have the same form:
fast fast; fine fine; hard hard; eee ⋅ late late; straight straight e e
She’s doing fine. She’s doing a fine job.
The first “fine” above is an adverb; the second is an adjective.
In some cases, the adverb can have two forms — one like the adjective and one ending with “-ly”. The two different forms usually have different meanings, however.
Finely means “cut into very small pieces”: ⋅
She cut the onion finely. Hardly means “very little” or “almost ⋅ not”:
I hardly slept at all. ⋅ Lately means “recently”:
Have you seen any good shows lately?
Well is the adverb corresponding to ⋅ good:
I had a very good night. I slept well.
Choose the correct words to complete the following sentences.
A. Ferdinand had a good | well heart.
B. Amelia didn’t get on good | well
with the other women. C. Ferdinand had tried hard | hardly
to find a suitable partner. D. Brigid hard | hardly slept because
the bed was so uncomfortable. E. Ferdinand nervous | nervously
waited for Brigid’s answer. F. Carmeline and the prince had never had a proper | properly conversation.