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    Adverbs

    Hello.
    While doing exercises from English grammar about adverbs I found few sentences that I have some questions. Could someone help me, please?

    1.) It was ALMOST midnight when we were leaving. - can I u se instead almost nearly? If not, why?
    2.) Mick can run very fast. I can play the piano very WELL instead. - can I use good instead well? If not, why?
    3.) The plane flies to France DAILY . - can I use everyday instead daily? If not, why?
    4.) I had to leave the house quickly (can it be fastly ?) as it was nearly (can I use almost ) 5 o'clock.
    5.) My sister is lazy and she hardly ever (why almost never is wrong?)works.
    6.) John drinks coffee twice a day and tea only occasionally (can I use from time to time? )
    7.) The festival takes place yearly (can it be every year or annually?)
    8.) Helen arrived shortly (can I use just?) after you left.

    Thank you all for your help!

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by klovi View Post
    Hello.
    While doing exercises from English grammar about adverbs I found few sentences that I have some questions. Could someone help me, please?

    1.) It was ALMOST midnight when we were leaving. - can I u se instead almost nearly? If not, why? Yes.
    2.) Mick can run very fast. I can play the piano very WELL instead. - can I use good instead well? If not, why? No.
    3.) The plane flies to France DAILY . - can I use everyday instead daily? If not, why? You could use "every day" (two words).
    4.) I had to leave the house quickly (can it be fastly ?)No as it was nearly (can I use almost ) 5 o'clock. Yes.
    5.) My sister is lazy and she hardly ever (why almost never is wrong?)works. It's not so much wrong as not very natural.
    6.) John drinks coffee twice a day and tea only occasionally (can I use from time to time? ) Same as above.
    7.) The festival takes place yearly (can it be every year or annually?) Yes.
    8.) Helen arrived shortly (can I use just?) after you left. Yes.

    Thank you all for your help!
    Bhai.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by klovi View Post
    I can play the piano very WELL. Can I use good instead of "well"? If not, why?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    As the moderator told us, standard English does not allow "good" in that sentence.

    "Well" is usually an adverb. It tells HOW you do something:

    Klovi speaks English very well.
    That baseball team played well last night.
    The manager always treats his employees well.

    "Good" is an adjective. It describes a noun (or pronoun):


    Klovi's English is very good. ("Good" describes "English.")
    Klovi's goal is to speak good English. (same explanation.)
    This pen is no good. May I have a good one? (The first "good" refers to "pen"; the second "good" refers to "one." (And "one" is a substitute for the word "pen.")

    In American conversation, many people often use "good" as an adverb. That is, many people might say, "Wow! You sing real good!" (Instead of "really well.")

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