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    I had a ___ strange/strangely ___ dream last night. I was in a garden. It was getting ___ dark/darkly ___ and it was ___ terrible/terribly ___ cold. My head was aching ___ bad/badly ___. I was walking out of the garden when ___ sudden/suddenly ___I saw a girl sitting on a seat. She seemed very ___ unhappy/unhappily ____. She looked up and smiled ___ sad/sadly ___ at me. I felt ___ anxious/anxiously ___ for some reason. I wanted to be ___ friend/friendly ___ so I tried ___ hard/hardly ____ to think of something to say. But I couldn't. I just stood there ___ foolish/foolishly ___.
     
     
    Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the adverbs in brackets.
     
1.   The new boy in class swims ______ than I do. ( fast )
     
2.   The bus will leave at 6.00 a.m. Can you come ______ ? ( early )
     
3.   It's very noisy. We have to talk ______. ( loudly )
     
4.   He tried to solve the mathematical problems _______ ( patiently ) than his classmates.
     
5.   The ballet dancer danced ______ ( gracefully ) of all.
     
6.   The visitors stayed at the hotel _______ ( long ) than expected.
     
7.   We could not walk any ______ ( far ) as we were tired and hungry.
     
8.   Since you have done all your revision, I am sure you will answer the questions _______ ( confidently ) than you did last year.
     

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    I had a strange dream last night. I was in a garden. It was getting dark and it was terribly cold. My head was aching badly. I was walking out of the garden when suddenly I saw a girl sitting on a seat. She seemed very unhappy. She looked up and smiled sadly at me. I felt anxious for some reason. I wanted to be friendly so I tried hard to think of something to say. But I couldn't. I just stood there foolishly.
     
1.   faster
2.   earlier
3.   more loudly
4.   more patiently
5.   the most gracefully
6.   longer
7.   farther/further
8.   more confidently
     
 
 

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