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Andrew behaves friendly.
Andrew behaves in a friendly way.

The adverbial form is in a friendly way. Friendly is an adjective: a friendly game, to have friendly relations with one's neighbours, etc

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We didn't have many fruit this summer.
We didn't have many fruits this summer.

We rarely use the plural form fruits which means different kinds of fruit: Cyprus produces oranges, apricots, and other fruits.

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Kathy always puts on black shoes.
Kathy always wears black shoes.
I wear my clothes in the morning.
I put on my clothes in the morning.

Wear means to have upon the body as a garment or as an ornament. To put on denotes a simple act.

To dress has nearly the same meaning as to put on, but the object of dress is a person and not a thing: He dressed himself and went out, The mother dressed her baby

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Is the room large enough for you?
Is the room enough large for you?

Place the adverb enough after the word it qualifies and not before.

When enough is an adjective, it comes before the noun: We have enough food for six people.

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My sister is good at maths.
My sister is good in maths.

Bad at, clever at, quick at, slow at, etc. However, weak in: He's weak in grammar.

He's good in class means that his conduct is good. 

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