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I am analyzing a sentence where I have this phrase: They are the ones most affected. "Most" here is an adverb, isn't? So, what kind of adverb is it?

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I think ,by 'kind of adverb', you bear in mind the adverbs of time, place, manner, frequency, cause, degree, etc. So, in the phrase 'most affected', obviously, the word most modifies the adjective affected, and answers 'How much?' An Adverb of Degree shows the intensity of an adjective, adverb or a verb. Hence, it is an adverb of degree.

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The word "most" here modifies the verb "affected" so it is indeed an adverb in this usage. To the best of my understanding there are not really separate "kinds" of adverbs.

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