Adjectives or adverbs

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Adjectives normally describe nouns or pronouns, e.g.

He is a good boy.


In case of verbs related to our senses, they may serve as adverbs as well and then they describe verbs, e.g.

Coffee smells good.


It sounded nice to the ear.


look, feel, be follow the same rule.


Exception: I'm so sick that I cannot taste well. (the act of tasting food, not a taste of food)

Averbs normally describe verbs, sometimes adjectives, e.g.

He was completely lost.


He performed well on the exam.


They may play the role of adjectives as well, e.g.

I do not feel well.
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1. They [logical / logically] defined the terms. The proposal sounded [logical / logically].
2. They [quick / quickly] adjusted the fees. They adapted [quick / quickly] to a new situation.
3. He measured the distance [exact / exactly]. It proved to be a [perfect / perfectly] exact measurement.
4. The smell of the wound was [awful / awfully]. The wound was [awful / awfully] infected.
5. It was a dangerous area to cross. The crowd was [dangerous / dangerously] hostile and the napalm smelled [dangerous / dangerously].
6. The cannonade sounds [beautiful / beautifully]. We heard it [perfect / perfectly] from the distance.
7. The commander was a very [sensible / sensibly] person. He acted very [sensible / sensibly].
8. The student wrote too [slow / slowly] on the exam. He is always so [slow / slowly]. I didn't know he was that [slow / slowly].
9. Talk [soft / softly] or don't talk at all. The music played [soft / softly].
10. Jake knows the enemy very [good / well]. He always commands us [good / well].
11. You must do the exercises [regular / regularly]. Only [regular / regularly] exercises can bring desired effects.
12. The rifles were [good / well]. The commander said that the training was [good / well] done.
13. He cleared the gun [careful / carefully]. He was a very [careful / carefully] soldier.
14. He did not pass the course as [easy / easily] as he thought he would.
15. I find this exercise very [interesting / interestingly]. It was [interesting / interestingly] designed.