Lesson 15, Exercise 14 - Can Maria speak any foreign languages?

Type the missing words. Click on [?] for help, and click on the Hint button at the bottom of the quiz if necessary for a free letter.
Use CAPITAL (UPPER CASE) letters when necessary. This exercise is case sensitive because English is case sensitive.

What nationality is Maria?
She's .

Maria speaks she speaks 4 languages: , English, somewhat , and, of course, Russian.

She makes a little mistake when she says "I speak somewhat French". The correct sentence is "I speak French ." Listen:

Why? What's the grammar rule?
The correct placement of adverbs is somewhat complicated (difficult)! There are 5 types of adverbs. Some come before the verb, and others come after the verb.
This adverb (somewhat) is an adverb of degree. They come after the verb. There is a good explanation of adverbs at this esl site.
Tap on any word once (mobile), or double-click on any word (computer), to read an English definition. If you need an approximate translation to your own language, the Google Translate button is available at the top of the screen.