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Same Words As Adjectives and Adverbs :
Cheap and Cheaply :
Cheap : Adjective
1. Apples are very cheap this month.
2. The bus-fare in Cehnnai is very cheap.
3. The tution-fees in this school are very very cheap.
Cheap : Adverb
1. I bought the apples cheap.
2. I bought the apples cheaply.
3. We paid only cheap for this toll.
Cheap is often used instead of cheaply, especially in conversation, with the verbs buy and sell.
CLEAN and CLEANLY :
1. His clothes are clean. (Adjective)
2. I clean forgot to turn up. (Adverb)
3. I got clean away. (Adverb)
The adverb CLEAN is used in spoken English mainly with the verb FORGET with the adverbs AWAY and out and the propositions OVER and THROUGH. The form cleanly is also used as an adjective and an adverb.
4. The cat is a cleanly animal. (Adjective)
5. The knife cut cleanly through the bread. (Adverb)
CLEAR and CLEARLY :
1. The sky is dear. (Adjective)
2. The water is clear under this dam.
3. I am clear in my ideas and observations.
4. They are clear in their understanding of who he is.
5. Stand clear of the gate. (Adverb)
6. He spoke clearly. (Adverb)
7. He spoke in a clear manner. (Adverb)
8. They ask clearly.
CLOSE and CLOSELY :
1. He is a close friend of mine. (Adjective)
2. Sit close to me. (Adjective)
3. Follow close behind. (Adjective)
4. Look closely at the picture. (Adverb)
5. Count these note closely. (Adverb)
6. We went behind him closely. (Adverb)
7. They stand closely with me. (Adverb)
DIRECT and DIRECTLY :
1. There is a direct route to Shirdi. (Adjective)
2. Please, give me a direct answer.
3. Direct speech is part of English Grammar.
4. This train goes direct to Chennai. (Adverb)
5. We go directly to our school.
6. He answered me directly. (= in a direct manner)
7. He will be here directly. (= soon)
EASY and EASILY :
1. This is an easy grammar. (Adjective)
2. Easy going students will win the match.
3. Take it easy. Don’t work too hard. (Adverb)
4. Go easy over your failures.
5. She has done it easily. (= without difficulty)
6. They earned more money very easily.
FAIR and FAIRLY :
1. She is a fair girl. (Adjective)
2. Elections were held in a fair manner.
3. You must play fair. (Adverb)
4. Elections were held fair.
5. He was fairly judged. (= justly)
6. He speaks English fairly well. (= to a certain extent)
7. He is speaking fairly.
HIGH and HIGHLY :
1. It is a very high building. (Adjective)
2. Our expectations were very high.
3. You think very high of yourself.
4. The plane was flying high. (= at a high level. Adverb)
5. The film was highly amusing. (to a high degree)
6. The film was amusing to a high degree.
7. Speaking highly of yourself will not help you.
LATE and LATELY :
1. The train was 20 minutes late. (Adjective)
2. Late-comers will be penalized by the teacher.
3. Why are you always late?
4. The train arrived 20 minutes late. (Adverb)
5. He is always coming late to the school.
6. They are traveling late to the function.
7. I haven’t seen Gopi lately. (= in the recent past)
LOUD and LOUDLY :
1. She has a loud voice. (Adjective)
2. She is gifted with a loud mouth.
3. Her loud-talking nature is her minus point.
4. She spoke loud. (Adverb)
5. She spoke loudly. (Adverb)
6. Since she talked loud, she was rejected by the company.
PRETTY and PRETTILY :
1. The child is pretty. (Adjective)
2. Only pretty girls will be employed by the company.
3. Her pretty appearance will attract her many friends.
4. She has dressed in a pretty manner.
5. He is pretty old now. (Adverb)
6. She is prettily dressed.
7. She is walking prettily.
QUICK and QUICKLY :
1. He is a quick worker. (Adjective)
2. Her quick calculation astonished us all.
3. They answered the questions quickly.
4. She did the calculations quickly.
5. He walks quickly.
In informal English QUICK is used as an adverb instead of QUICKLY after verbs of movement.
RIGHT and RIGHTLY :
1. Your answer is not right. (Adjective)
2. Only right answers will be given marks.
3. He was the right person to execute the job.
4. He was standing right here. (= exactly. Adverb)
5. He was not rightly informed. (= correctly)
6. He is pointing out the mistakes rightly.
SHARP and SHARPLY :
1. The knife is not sharp. (Adjective)
2. His words are sharp.
3. Talking with him is walking on a sharp blade.
4. She rebuked him in a sharp manner.
5. The meeting begins at 4 o’clock sharp. (Adverb)
6. She rebuked him sharply. (= in a sharp manner)
SLOW and SLOWLY :
1. My watch is five minutes slow. (Adjective)
2. If you go slowly, you will miss the train.
3. Walking slow will take more time to complete the walk.
4. Drive slow.
5. Drive slowly.
6. Go slow.
7. Go slowly.
In road-signs and in spoken English SLOW is used as an adverb instead of SLOWLY after go and drive.
TIGHT and TIGHTLY :
1. My trousers are too tight. (Adjective)
2. This shirt is tight on you.
3. Keeping the bag tight will not make it safe.
4. Hold the bag tight.
5. Hold the bag tightly.
6. The things were tightly packed.
TIGHT can be used in place of TIGHTLY especially in conversational English except before a past participle.
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