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Adverbs and adverbial phrases
Transcript of Adverbs and adverbial phrases
Adverbs of place (Location and direction)
Adverbs of time
Adverbs of frequency Adverbs of manner, place and time can sometimes be placed at the beginning of a sentence for emphasis. Notes Adverbs often add to the meaning, they tell us:
- where etc
Something was done.
They do not modify a very but can modify adjectives, nouns, other adverbs, phrases and sentences. Position of adverbs Adverbs of manner, place and time usually go after a intransitive verb or after a transitive verb+object Adverbs of manner:
Carefully, badly, quickly
In a friendly way You must pick up the glass carefully Adverbs of place (Location and direction)
in Cairo, to Egypt, abroad, downstairs He's living abroad at the moment Adverbs of time:
On Saturday, for a long time, now, eventually I'll see you on Friday Adverbs of frequency always, often, sometimes, twice a week, monthly, again We often meet in the park Very, really, etc are adverbs which strengthen adjectives and other adverbs. they are sometimes called INTENSIFIERS Adverbs of manner: The children sat quietly. V ADVERB They did the work quickly. V O ADVERB Adverb of place: They stayed in a hotel. V ADVERB I bought these shoes in the market. V O ADVERB Adverb of time: They arrive this morning. V ADVERB I saw Steve last night. V O ADVERB Slowly, the door started to open.
Last weekend, I stayed in and did lots of work. It is also possible to place adverbs of manner and adverbs of indefinite time between a subject and the verb. Ben stupidly went out without locking the door.
I recently lost my job. Adverbs of definite frequency e.g. once, twice, three times, a week, daily, every afternoon, on Saturdays, again, are usually placed at the end of the sentence: I go swimming twice a week.
I get up at seven o'clock every morning.
But they can also go at the beginning of a sentence:
On Saturday, I do my shopping. Adverbs of indefinite frequency, e.g. always usually, sometimes, often, never, usually go after an auxiliary or the verb to be and before a full verb:
I am usually in bed before midnight.
I have always wanted to go there.
We sometimes meet for lunch. The adverbs frequently, generally, normally, occasionally, ordinarily, sometimes, usually, quite/very often, always/never (in the imperative), can also go at the beginning of a sentence for special emphasis:
Sometimes he agrees to help me with my homework.
Never do that again! Adverbs of degree, e.g. quite, hardly, too, usually go before the words they modify:
hardly heard that