【明報專訊】Bill and MoMo are catching a plane for holidays. Can they make a timely arrival?
MoMo: I really should have bought a new suitcase. I have tried (1) hard to move it but the wheels are always stuck. I can (2) hardly move it.
Bill: Come on, MoMo, if we don't go (3) fast, we will be (4) late for the flight!
MoMo: Oh, it is still (5) early now. We still have two hours.
Bill: If we arrive (6) late, there will be a long queue at the check-in counter.
MoMo: Ugh! You are right. Let's get this troublesome old thing to move!
We usually form adverbs by adding -ly to the adjectives. However, there are some exceptions. Some adverbs are spelled the same as the adjectives, while the -ly form has a different meaning.
(see the table)
◆Now you try
A. Identify the part of speech of the numbered words in the conversation.
B. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate adjectives or adverbs from the text.
The school bus was (1) ____________ so I ran to school. I ran so (2) ____________ that I could (3) ____________ breathe. (4) ____________ the school bus has not arrived on time so I have to wake up (5) ____________ and walk to school.
(Answers on next text)
timely (adj) 及時的
queue (n) 隊列
troublesome (adj) 麻煩的
designate (v) 指定
[Smarties' Power English 第203期]