How Important Is It To Make Use of Correct Adverbs in OET Writing Sub Test

Adverbs are always taken for granted. Yes, most of the healthcare professionals do not focus on what type of adverbs they are using in their OET Writing Sub-Test. But, they are important. They explain what the verb is doing, how the action is. Adverbs give the audience a basic idea of how something is done. Therefore, you should use the adverbs in the right way. Correct adverbs make the sentence more meaningful. Remember, not just any adverb will make sense. 

Check out this sentence:

The bandage was medicinally tied around his wrist. 

Do you find any mistake in the sentence given above? 

Well, there is a mistake in the sentence. The choice of adverb is wrong. The sentence will make sense if you write if this way: The bandage was loosely tied around his wrist. 

Given below are a set of the sentences that carry the wrong and right choice of adverbs. 

Wrong: Immediately, the woman is very advanced for her age.  
Right: Mentally, the woman is very advanced for her age. 

Wrong: I saw the patient was sweating fairly even after cold compresses.  
Right: I saw the patient was sweating excessively even after cold compresses.  

Wrong: The doctors noted that the tumor is excessively placed and it is not easy to reach. 
Right: The doctors noted that the tumor is awkwardly placed and it is not easy to reach. 

Wrong: He is perfect at managing all his patients very mentally.  
Right:  He is perfect at managing all his patients very efficiently.

Wrong: The disaster response team loosely requires more medical supplies.  
Right: The disaster response team urgently requires more medical supplies.  

Wrong: How can you say that it is a physically antiseptic solution. 
Right:  How can you say that it is a mildly antiseptic solution. 

Wrong: Mildly the woman is very weak, but her brains work well. 
Right: Physically the woman is very weak, but her brains work well. 

Wrong: Ms. Anna became ill efficiently after her visit from China. 
Right: Ms. Anna became ill immediately after her visit from China. 

Wrong: This special herb can be used awkwardly.  
Right: This special herb can be used medicinally. 
 
Wrong: She has been working as a nurse only for a severely short time.  
Right: She has been working as a nurse only for a fairly short time.  

Wrong: His breathing was urgently affected because of the newly administered medicine. 
Right: His breathing was severely affected because of the newly administered medicine. 

Remember, you shall make use of the right adverbs to explain the condition of the patient otherwise, you will not be able to convey your information in a right way. 

Check the adverbs that you use before you submit your answer. 

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