Common Mistakes in the Use of Adverbs

Following is a list of common mistakes in the use of adverbs made by ESL learners you should know to avoid. Each pair includes an incorrect sentence and a correct sentence with adverbs to help you check the error easily.

Common Mistakes with Adverbs

Incorrect: I am much happy to see you.
Correct: I am very happy to see you.

Incorrect: She plays tennis good.
Correct: She plays tennis well.

Incorrect: I felt so lonely.
Correct: I felt very lonely.

Incorrect: The house is enough spacious for me.
Correct: The house is spacious enough for me.

Incorrect: Mark told the story in details.
Correct: Mark told the story in detail.

Incorrect: She sang sweet.
Correct: She sang sweety.

Incorrect: He does not know nothing about this matter.
Correct: He does not know anything about this matter.

Incorrect: She was very foolish enough to trust him.
Correct: She was so foolish to trust him.

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