A. all, fast, wide, safely
1. The old lady lay_awake for house thinking about her son. 2. The old mansion was__alight and it was clear that nothing could save it. 3. Eric doesn't seem to have any friends. Whenever I look at him he plays_alone with his favourite toy. 4. It was early morning and Caroline was_asleep. 5. The sailors managed to set their boat_afloat. 6. It was midnight but old Mrs Patterson couldn't sleep. She lay_awake.
B. very/very much
1. The old building was_alight. 2. — Is the lobster alive? — Oh yes,_alive. Be careful. 3. Little Kate is_afraid of dogs. 4. Although he is old, he is __alive. 5. I am_ashamed of what I have done. 6. The old lady was_afraid to go out of the house at night. 7. The boy was_ashamed that he had lied to his granny.
More Facts about Adjectives
II. Some adjectives change their meanings depending on whether they are used before or after a noun:
The concerned (= worried) doctor rang for an ambulance. The doctor concerned (= responsible) hasn't come yet.
It was a very involved (= complicated) explanation. The boy involved in the incident (= connected with it) has left.
Present employees (= those currently employed) don't have high wages. Employees present (= those here now) should vote on the issue.
It was a proper (= correct) question. The question proper (= itself) has not been answered.
Jane is a responsible girl (= She has a sense of duty). The girl responsible (= who can be blamed) for the accident was expelled.