|I want to know as to why he hit the dog.||I want to know why he hit the dog.
Note: As to is an unnecessary attachment to why. It should not be used with why.
|Call me anything else than a fool.||Call me anything else but a fool.|
|He behaved cowardly before the principal.||He behaved in a cowardly manner before the principal.|
|She ran very fastly.||She ran very fast.
Note: Fastly is a slang usage.
|I care a straw for you.||I do not care a straw for you.|
|I am only free in the morning.||I am free only in the morning.|
|Mohan is a very wise man, certainly.||Mohan is certainly a very wise man.|
|I never remember having met him before.||I do not remember having met him before.|
|Mr. Reddy is working very hardly on this project.||Mr. Reddy is working very hard on this project.
Note: Mark the following difference:
(a) Working hard- Working dedicatedly.
(b) Hardly working- Not working at all.
|Alexander Pope was a much learned man.||Alexander Pope was a very (or highly) learned man.|
|Last night, my father returned lately.||Last night, my father returned late.|
|The old man lived miserly.||The old man lived in a miserly way.|
|He is named as Chander Mohan.||He is named Chander Mohan.|
|He seldom or ever tells a lie.||He seldom or never tells a lie.|
|Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was respected greatly.||Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was greatly respected.|
|I shall present the book just now.||I shall present the book presently.|
|I shall be much thankful to you if you convey my message to my father.||I shall be very thankful to you if you convey my message to my father.|
|The patient is comparatively better today.||The patient is comparatively well today.
The patient is rather better today.
|He carefully does his work.||He does his work carefully.|