Quiz on Adverbs [Logo]
For each question, you will be asked to select the most appropriate order of modifiers or the only appropriate placement of modifier(s). Submit the form using the SUBMIT APPLICATION button at the end of the exercise. Your score will be returned to you in a few seconds.

1.  Select the sentence in which usually appears in an appropriate position.
A. She usually shops for clothes at the local thrift store.
B. Usually she shops for clothes at the local thrift store.
C. She shops for clothes at the local thrift store usually.
D. Either "A" or "B" is fine.

2.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of adverbial phrases.
A. She leaves the island during the months of December and January after dark.
B. She leaves the island after dark during the months of December and January.
C. Either "A" or "B" is fine.

3.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of adverbs and adverbial phrases.
A. Ramonita prays at St. Matthew's Church fervently for her grandmother's recovery.
B. Ramonita prays fervently for her grandmother's recovery at St. Matthew's Church.
C. Ramonita prays fervently at St. Matthew's Church for her grandmother's recovery.
D. Any one of the above is fine.

4.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of adverbial phrases.
A. Juan made an appointment to see his doctor at two o'clock on the first Thursday of July next summer.
B. Juan made an appointment next summer to see his doctor next July at two o'clock on the first Thursday.
C. Either "A" or "B" is fine.

5.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of modifiers.
A. My father was born in Cleveland in the backroom of a bakery.
B. My father was born in the backroom of a bakery in Cleveland.
C. Either "A" or "B" is fine.

6.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of modifiers.
A. Dry the car carefully with a soft fluffy towel.
B. Dry the car with a soft fluffy towel carefully.
C. Carefully dry the car with a soft fluffy towel.
D. Either "A" or "C" is fine.

7.  Select the most emphatic position for the adverbial modifier of this sentence.
A. Rarely do we see this kind of talent on a small-town high school baseball team.
B. We rarely see this kind of talent on a small-town high school baseball team.
C. "A" and "B" are equally emphatic.

8.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of adverbial modifiers.
A. He found the golf clubs that his father had used to win the U.S. Open in the car trunk.
B. In the car trunk, he found the golf clubs that his father had used to win the U.S. Open.

9.  Select the sentence with the most appropriate position for the adjectival modifier.
A. These miniature roses only grow to be an inch across.
B. These miniature roses grow to be only an inch across.
C. Either "A" or "B" is fine.



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