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.

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