I know that some words can be used both as comment adverbs or adverbs of manner. As comment adverbs they usually go in front position and relate to the whole of the clause; as adverbs of manner they usually go in end position and modify the verb.

Astonishingly, she did well in the exa. She did astonishingly well in the exam.

Could you please mark the adverbs enumareated below that can be used both as comment adverbs or adverbs of manner. Thanks a lot.

curiously , plainly ,apparently, certainly, clearly, definitely, obviously, presumably, probably, undoubtedlyastonishingly, frankly, generally, honestly, interestingly,luckily, naturally, sadly, seriously, surprisingly, unbelievably, interestingly, oddly,bravely, carelessly, foolishly, generously, kindly, rightly, ,stupidly, wisely, wrongly

  • That's a lot to ask. I will just comment that some people criticise reporters etc. who say "she sadly died" when they mean "sadly, she died". Commented Jul 2 at 9:33
  • Hi! There's a general policy here against questions that seem to be asking people to complete a homework question for them, and this seems like that. To get more useful answers, can you edit to say anything about why you think that any of these words might or might not work both ways? I see few if any that can't, though some of them would be unusual uses. Commented Jul 2 at 18:31


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