Adverbs / Adjectives / Linking Verbs


1. We (gradual/gradually) noticed changes in Diane's personality; she became (quiet/quietly) and withdrawn from her friends and family. We finally realized that we had to do something about her drinking problem before it was too late.

2. Nicole grew (tired/tiredly) from the hours of overtime at work. It became quite (obvious/obviously) that she needed a long vacation.

3. The tomato plants grew (quick/quickly) in the rich soil. Mrs. Ficara intended to use the homegrown tomatoes to make her (delicious/deliciously) tempting lasagna.

4. Mr. Tanzer (generous/generously) donated $1,000,000 to the law school's scholarship fund. With this money, they will be able to help low-income students cope with the (increasing/increasingly) cost of education.

5. Tim is (good/well) known for his sense of humor. Last Saturday, when he told the joke about the fireman and the school teacher, everybody there started laughing (uncontrollab/uncontrollably) .