1 a, 2 b, 3 e, 4 b, 5 a, 6 c, 7 d, 8 f, 9 e, 10 d, 11 c, 12 d
Already is used to express surprise that something happened sooner than expected.
Yet is used to ask whether something that we expected has happened.
1 a / c, 2 a / c, 3 a, 4 a, 5 b, 6 a
1 We fully understand your problem.
2 The customs officer carefully examined my luggage / … luggage carefully.
3 I rarely travel by train.
4 She is rarely absent.
5 I had nearly missed my plane.
6 She speaks three languages fluently. / … fluently speaks.
7 I hardly know him.
8 I could hardly understand him.
9 The economy is hardly growing.
10 We hardly ever get complaints.
11 We occasionally get orders from abroad. / Occasionally we … / … from abroad occasionally.
12 We had never expected this success.
13 I would never have done that.
14 Never lose hope.
15 He is never relaxed.
16 I am terribly sorry.
17 The annual meeting is usually held in Amsterdam. / Usually the annual …
18 He usually works hard. / Usually he …
19 He does not usually work so hard. / Usually he …
20 Does he usually work so hard?
21 The economy is slowly growing. / … is growing slowly.
22 Fortunately the economy is growing. / … is fortunately growing.
23 The economy is certainly growing. / Certainly, the economy …
24 The economy is growing considerably.
25 I sometimes feel tired. / Sometimes I … / I feel tired sometimes.
26 Our flights are sometimes overbooked / Sometimes our … / … are overbooked sometimes.
27 He still has not answered my e-mail.
28 He is still unemployed.
29 Does he still work for the same firm?
30 He paid his staff badly.
31 He politely asked them not to smoke in the room. / He asked them politely not …
32 They have often been to England. / … to England often. / Often they …
33 I don’t often drink tea.
34 Do you often play cards? / Do you play cards often?
35 You will probably not get another chance. Probably you …
36 She asked me if I had had breakfast yet.
37 They reluctantly co-operated. / … co-operated reluctantly.
38 He did not play well.
39 Have you ever been to Tibet?
40 We seldom eat in restaurants.
41 The share prices have suddenly collapsed. / Suddenly the … / The … collapsed suddenly.
42 Always check your luggage before you leave.
43 You can always rely on me.
44 I don’t normally have to work on Saturdays. / Normally I don’t … / I … on Saturdays normally.
45 Have you read this text already? / Have you already read …
46 Luckily he was not injured. / He was luckily not injured.
47 Obviously the witness was lying. / The witness was obviously lying.
48 I would surely recognize him. / Surely I would …
49 They were treated kindly. / They were kindly treated.
50 They did not take my complaint seriously.
1 We sometimes receive complaints. / Sometimes we … / We … complaints sometimes.
2 We always guarantee a high quality.
3 Always ask for a written confirmation.
4 We usually ask for cash payment. / Usually we …
5 She nervously looked at the clock. / She … clock nervously.
6 The office is usually cleaned every day. / Usually the office …
7 I certainly cannot afford a new car.
8 My father hardly ever watches TV.
9 We don’t often go out.
10 We regularly stay at this resort. / We … resort regularly.
11 The author peacefully died at his home. / The author … home peacefully.
1 He is still unemployed.
2 I would never have bought this house.
3 She nervously answered that she did not know. / She answered nervously that …
4 She angrily left the room. / She … room angrily.
5 I completely / totally / fully understand why you did / have done this.
6 How long have you known this?
7 I usually get up at half past seven. / Usually I …
8 They left immediately. / They immediately left. / Immediately they left.
9 The back orders will be handled carefully. / … will be carefully handled.
10 Do you often have / get foreign visitors? / Do you … often?
11 I have rarely / seldom read such an interesting book. / Rarely / Seldom have I read …
12 Have you ever been to Russia?
13 Perhaps / Maybe he is still ill / sick. / He may still be ill / sick.
14 I cannot possibly be in Amsterdam before Thursday.
15 He still has not got a residence permit. / He still does not have …
16 He clearly did not know what to do / what he had to do / should do. / Clearly he did not know …
17 Though / Although she is often ill / sick, she never complains.
18 Never say never.
19 The budget deficit fell / dropped considerably last year. / Last year the …
20 This was undoubtedly / no doubt / without doubt a great disappointment. / Undoubtedly / No doubt / without doubt this …
21 (At) What time do you usually go to bed?
22 The employees were paid badly.
23 We occasionally go to a sauna. / Occasionally we … / We … sauna occasionally.
24 Have you booked a hotel yet?
25 Our accounts department usually works very efficiently. / Usually our …
26 Fortunately / Luckily the driver could brake in time. / The driver could fortunately / luckily brake …
27 We will certainly / surely consider your offer. / Certainly / Surely we …
28 Have you finished already?
29 I will have to / need to study the figures carefully. / I will carefully have to / need to … / I shall …
30 Personally I think (that) they should have taken over this company / firm / business.
1 I usually get up / Usually I get up: Adverbs of indefinite time come immediately before the verb when there is only one verb (get up). Front position is also possible with some of these adverbs e.g. usually.
2 She quickly ate / She … breakfast quickly. Adverbs of manner can be placed before the verb (ate) or after the direct object (breakfast).
3 I entirely agree …: Adverbs of degree are placed before the word they refer to (agree).
4 we always refund: Adverbs of indefinite time come immediately before the verb when there is only one verb (refund).
5 I have never been: Adverbs of indefinite time come after the first verb (have) when there is more than one verb (have + been).
7 Steve hardly ever gets angry.: Adverbs of indefinite time come immediately before the verb when there is only one verb (gets).
8 should carefully read / read the instructions carefully: Adverbs of manner can be placed before the verb (read) or after the direct object (instructions).
10 have fallen considerably: ‘considerably’ is placed after the verb or verbs (have fallen).
11 He gladly accepted / … accepted the invitation gladly: Adverbs of manner can be placed before the verb (accepted) or after the direct object (invitation).
13 had completely forgotten: Adverbs of degree are placed before the word they refer to (forgotten).
1 reluctantly agree / agree reluctantly
2 … your flight yet?
3 … should never have been closed
4 … worsened considerably.
5 … threat seriously.
6 … fully guaranteed.