Английские наречия ONLY, EVER, HARDLY, ALMOST, MERELY, QUITE – куда правильно ставить в предложении (небольшой тест)

Привет, сейчас мы с вами освежим правила правильного размещения наречий EVER, ONLY, HARDLY, ALMOST, QUITE, RATHER и некоторых других. В принципе, в случае с этими наречиями верховным судьей является ваш здравый смысл. Общее правило таково: наречие из вышеперечисленных должно ставиться непосредственно перед словом или фразой, к которому они относятся.

В качестве упражнения давайте пройдем маленький тест. Просто исправьте неточности в следующих 20 предложениях – в каждом предложении наречие (или какое-то другое слово) находится не на своем месте.

  1. I only paid five dollars.
  2. I have only done six problems.
  3. The clothing business is only profitable in large towns.
  4. The school is only open in the evening.
  5. I only need ten minutes in which to do it.
  6. He had almost climbed to the top when the ladder broke.
  7. I never expect to see the like again.
  8. A black base-ball player’s suit was found.
  9. Do you ever remember to have seen the man before?
  10. The building was trimmed with granite carved corners.
  11. People ceased to wonder gradually.
  12. The captain only escaped by hiding in a ditch.
  13. I never wish to think of it again.
  14. On the trip in that direction he almost went to Philadelphia.
  15. Acetylene lamps are only used now in the country.
  16. He only spoke of history, not of art.
  17. I know hardly what to say.
  18. I was merely talking of grammar, not of English literature.
  19. The girls were nearly dressed in the same color.
  20. He merely wanted to see you.

Теперь давайте рассмотрим все эти предложения и выясним, сделали ли вы в каком-то из них ошибку, или все у нас идеально:).

  1. I only paid five dollars. Правильно:
    I paid only five dollars.
  2. I have only done six problems.
    Правильно: I have done only six problems.
  3. The clothing business is only profitable in large towns.
    Правильно: The clothing business is profitable only in large towns.
  4. The school is only open in the evening. Правильно:
    The school is open only in the evening.
  5. I only need ten minutes in which to do it. Правильно:
    I need only ten minutes in which to do it.
  6. He had almost climbed to the top when the ladder broke. Правильно:
    He had climbed almost to the top when the ladder broke.
  7. I never expect to see the like again. Правильно:
    I expect never to see the like again.
  8. A black base-ball player’s suit was found. Правильно:
    A base-ball player’s black suit was found.
  9. Do you ever remember to have seen the man before? Правильно:
    Do you remember to have ever seen the man before?
  10. The building was trimmed with granite carved corners. Правильно:
    The building was trimmed with carved granite corners.
  11. People ceased to wonder gradually. Правильно:
    People gradually ceased to wonder.
  12. The captain only escaped by hiding in a ditch. Правильно:
    The captain escaped only by hiding in a ditch.
  13. I never wish to think of it again. Правильно:
    I wish never to think of it again.
  14. On the trip in that direction he almost went to Philadelphia. Правильно: On the trip in that direction he went
    almost to Philadelphia.
  15. Acetylene lamps are only used now in the country. Правильно:
    Acetylene lamps are used only in the country now.
  16. He only spoke of history, not of art. Правильно:
    He spoke only of history, not of art.
  17. I know hardly what to say. Правильно:
    I hardly know what to say.
  18. I was merely talking of grammar, not of English literature. Правильно:
    I was talking merely of grammar, not of English literature.
  19. The girls were nearly dressed in the same color. Правильно:
    The girls were dressed in nearly the same color.
  20. He merely wanted to see you. Правильно:
    He wanted merely to see you.

Если вы хотите закрепить свои знания и умения в правильном размещении английских местоимений в предложении, посмотрите мое видео на эту же тему:

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