The answer to How? Why? Where? & When? is an ADVERB. Adverbs add information about verbs. Adverbs also add information about adjectives and adverbs.
- Some of the following adverbs are rarely used. I have marked * those that are more commonly used as adjectives. For example, flexible is more common than flexibly.
- Where the adverbs are used to describe adjectives, I have included a question about the adjective in the third column. Some of the adjectives are Past Participles in Passive Voice sentences, which I have underlined.
- I have provided the answer to the Wh… questions for just the first four entries. You provide the answers to the other questions.
- Adverbs that end in the letters … LY usually answer How … questions.
|accurately||The report accurately details the differences in benefits.||Q: How does it describe the differences? A:Accurately.|
|annually||This company spends $2 million annually in recycling.||When? / How often? Annually.|
|as needed||Additional staff will be employed as needed.||When? / How often? As needed.|
|automatically||Hard work and company loyalty do not automatically result in a promotion.||How? Automatically.|
|casually||The apprentice casually approached the supervisor.||How?|
|cautiously||The apprentice chef cautiously opened the oven.||How?|
|commonly||It is commonly believed that real estate is a sound investment.||How much?|
|constantly||The stock market is constantly changing.||How often?|
|currently||Television Model #390B is currently unavailable.||When?|
|daringly||Everyone was surprised when the boss daringly suggested a staff weekend retreat.||How?|
|delicately||Vikram inquired delicately about his assistant’s health.||How?|
|essentially||The characteristics of good management are essentially the same.||The same? How?|
|* flexibly||The directions for the use of products are often flexibly interpreted.||Interpreted?How?|
|frequently||The Swiss franc is a frequently traded currency.||Traded? How often?|
|ideally||His experience made him ideally suited for the job.||Suited? How?|
|*inconsiderately||He is so thoughtless! He treats people so inconsiderately.||How?|
|nervously||Carlos nervously proposed his new staffing structure.||How?|
He obviously enjoys his new job.
|periodically||The customer contact list is updated periodically.||Updated?
|physically||A nurse’s job is physically demanding.||Demanding? How?|
|primarily||The iphone6 is designed primarily for people who want to take high quality photos and make videos.||Designed?
|* profitably||We are all keen to invest our savings profitably.||How?|
|promptly||Please forward all necessary details promptly.||How?|
|punctually||Our meetings start punctually at 9:00am every Monday.||When?|
|regularly||The academic managers meet regularly.||When?|
|relatively||Their meetings are relatively short compared to ours.||Short? How?|
|separately||Academic and administrative issues are dealt with separately.||Dealt with?
|strictly||The no-smoking policy is strictly enforced.||Enforced?
|substantially||The number of workplace accidents has been substantially reduced since the introduction of the new safety policy.||Reduced?
|sufficiently||The tradesmen were sufficiently informed of their responsibilities.||Informed?
|systematically||The new CEO systematically examined all departments of the business.||How?|
|technically||Fortunately, we have a technically advanced team.||Advanced? How?|
|typically||The venue for the staff Christmas party was typically impressive.||Impressive? How?|
|uniformly||Water coolers are uniformly spaced along the passages.||Spaced? How?|
|usually||We usually take a coffee break at 10:00am.||When?|
|verbally||The drug addict verbally and physically attacked the paramedic who was trying to help him.||How?|
|* weakly||Sally smiled weakly when her boss informed her of an unwanted promotion.||How?|
|wisely||She wisely kept her feelings to herself.||How?|
I have listed other words from the TOEIC Test – 600 Essential Words on earlier posts:
2) NOUNS & VERBS which have the same form/spelling;
3) VERBS + PREPOSITION;
4) TRANSITIVE VERBS;
For practice, click on TOEIC Error Recognition Tests.