What is one way that the following sentence can be improved with the addition of an adverb?: The last time the movie theater did not play a newly released movie was when it was being run by the old owner.

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Answer:

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Explanation:

One place we can put an adverb (which is a word that modifies a verb - or in other words gives additional information about the action taking place) is near or next to the word "run", so that we have more information about just how the old owner was running the theatre.

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run .......... by the old owner.

Perhaps the old owner was cheap and didn't like paying for newly released movies:

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run cheaply by the old owner.

Perhaps the old owner was a poor or bad owner:

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run poorly by the old owner.

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run badly by the old owner.

Perhaps the old owner liked running a theatre in a way that runs against convention or perhaps followed old conventions - and so was run in a traditional manner:

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run anti-conventionally by the old owner.

The last time the movie theatre did not plat a newly released movie was when it was being run traditionally by the old owner.

And so on.