Questions tagged [adverbial-phrases]

Adverbial phrase (also known as adverb phrase) is a term for two or more words functions adverbially (i.e. as an adverb).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
14 views

for long vs. for a long time

I have not heard from him for long or for a long time. Can I use for long and for a long time in the above sentence interchangeably? Or do these phrases have different meaning and usage?
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Is there a difference in meanig between “as someone told you to” and “as someone told you”

a. You didn't come home late last night, as your Dad told you to. b. You didn't come home late last night, as your Dad told you. Do these mean: Your Dad told you to come home late last ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

“For how” or “for the way”

I'm having trouble with this key word transformation exercise is what it is. Andrew’s behaviour was unforgivable. EXCUSE There’s .......... Andrew behaved. The answer in the answer key is: There'...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

Can you explain me why?

I'm studying english now and something confused my mind. Question; "On average, the Japanese car companies are ........ ones in the world market. A) the most productive B) more productive I ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

“as mentioned earlier” or “as mentioning earlier”

I have recently been reading reducing adverb clauses to adverb phrases, and I was wondering why we cannot reduce "As I mentioned earlier..." to "As mentioning earlier...".
0
votes
0answers
17 views

so that… usage

1) You must carry on so that you will succeed 2)You must carry on so that you may succeed 3)You must carry on so that you can succeed My grammar book is saying that sentence1 is wrong and ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Adverb clause of comparision

example1: “He is wiser that I” example2: “He is wiser than me”. I know example1 is correct and example2 is grammatically wrong. But please check the below conditions Sentence1: “I found her ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

“winning the lottery” vs “having won the lottery” vs “with/by winning the lottery”

I am working with clauses with adverbial meaning, and here is my sentence: Were I to win the lottery, I would have all (of) that money spent fast. Keep in mind that I have to express condition. ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Can I use almost and job together?

My question, as I said in the title, is that can I use almost and job together? For example, is the sentence below correct (meaning and place of almost)? Unfortunately, there is almost no job ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Man, it's not easy to decide

I'd love to hear your opinions. Please tell me which one is correct or incorrect. the original sentence: You all must have played this game at least once. You don't have to take specific context into ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

the early months

In the first few months**,** when he stayed at the hotel, he went to restaurants a lot. In the first few months when he stayed at the hotel, he went to restaurants a lot. In the early months**,** ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Ajective and Adverb grammar

adjectives followed by prepositional phrases.Is it adjectives or adverbs ? Example: He is afraid of rats. She is scared of cats. Are both "of rats " and "of cats" adverb prepositional phrases?
0
votes
1answer
26 views

as if in a superhero movie/as in a superhero movie

a. Those kids were talking as in gangster movies. b. Those kids were talking as if in a gangster movie. (Meaning: They were talking the way they do in gangster movies.) =============================...
1
vote
2answers
171 views

is it correct to say “at the lessons”?

Many Russian textbooks use the adverbial "at the lessons" meaning that something takes place during some lessons/classes. For example: "Children call each other names at the lessons". I heard that ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

Which type of adverbial is “ about this policy”?

“I will think again about this policy.” In my view, “about this policy” is a preposition phrase, functioning as an adverbial. But I don’t know which type of adverbial this phrase is.
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Is “ located on the upper side than…” understandable?

It should be located above the line. For some reasons, I need to rephrase the sentence above using "upper side". My drafts are as follows: It should be located on the upper side than the line. ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Sentence starting with a prepositional phrase

This is from a TOEFL practice book: Of all the lawsuits in the world, _____ in US courts. A. Filed 95 percent of them B. 95 percent of them are filed C. That filed are 95 percent of them D. Which ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

What's the grammar of these sentences? Reduced adjective/adverbial clauses? How?

I'm trying to improve my writing, hence I started looking at some examples expressing a single goal in different form of sentences. I found this example which I couldn't figure out its grammatical ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Easier accessible?

Is it correct to say “It is easier accessible”? I think the correct way is to say “It is accessible more easily” or “It is easier to access something”. I think that we cannot describe an ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Is there an adverb like “in during”, for a meaning similar to “on the way”?

I am inclined to use the phrase "in during" to end some of my sentences. Here's an example: I was headed to the library, and I've talked with my mom on the phone in during. Does this phrase exist? ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Is “every bit” an adverb?

I found out 'every bit' is similar expression to 'entirely' while reading through another post put up on here. So in this line (from the movie 'Dead poets society' Source:Yarn Clips): "It's every ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Using “get to” rather than “arrive at”?

Is this a grammatically and syntactically correct sentence? When you have got to at home you have to get on with the work straight away. I want to say when a person arrived at home he has to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can this clause function as an adverbial of reason?

I couldn’t analyse the structure of this sentence properly. Specifically, i don’t know what is the function of the clause “over giving weighting factor to the role of youngsters.” This is the whole ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Is it wrong to use “as + to + be + past participle” to mean “as it will be past participle”?

I know I can say: As it will be shown in the following section, strawberry is a cute fruit! Can I recast this as As to be shown in the following section, strawberry is a cute fruit! I am ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Analyzing “This was the long way, which we had to go”

This was the long way, which we had to go. I think this sentence is grammatically correct and which is referring to the long way and there is no need to use that to restrict the long way because as ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Do you consider them as parenthetical phrases or adverbial phrases?

We, for our part, admitting the fact that no feat of intelligence and character is so exacting as that required of two people who desire to live permanently together on a basis of amity, are ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Use of words 'very' and 'same' together

Does the word 'very' qualify the adjective 'same' or is it the opposite? They will be in the same very state. They will be in the very same state. Which one is correct? And can this be ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Is the verb use in this sentence correct?

When finished with digging out ancient objects, archaeologists must interpret what they have found. As far as l know 'V+ing' must be used in this example because we use 'V3' with passive. Am I wrong?
1
vote
3answers
39 views

Does the second paragraph convey the intended meaning? If not, how can I rewrite it?

The Qinghai Tibet Railway, the highest in the world, begins operation on Saturday. The first train will leave Golmud, the second largest city of Qinghai Province in Northwest China, for Lhasa, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Use of Sooner than +v3 or v1

She would resign sooner than / take part in / such dishonest business deals. There is no error in the above sentence as per my book. Shouldn't there be 'taking part' instead of 'take part'? Could ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Everywhere vs. Anywhere

Nowadays all merchants of Westeros sell dragonglass. So you can find it ____ . A.Everywhere B.Anywhere Which fits better A, B or both ? I know A is true, but B also makes sense to me.
0
votes
1answer
19 views

More than+ noun

In the following sentence More than 60% of the population lives below poverty line. I think live will be correct instead of lives. Correct me if i am wrong.
2
votes
1answer
40 views

The meaning of “as”

What is the meaning of "as" in the following sentences? Nature’s editors rejected the paper (and will not, as is normal procedure in the case of rejection, confirm that they actually received it). ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

The order of the verb and adverbial phrase in question

Which order is correct? How much milk is in the fridge left? How much milk is left in the fridge?
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Verb + [adverb clause] + - ing

When we use "verb + - ing" forms, Is it possible to put adverbial phrases between "verb" and "- ing" ? I saw that example down below and it made me think. I suppose "come + -selling" means that the ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Home vs at home

I'm at home. I usually take my breakfast home (without preposition). I usually take my breakfast at home(or at my home ;with preposition) In the first sentence, at home is an adjective preposition ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

What “upside down relative to each other” means?

Sheet A is generally placed on sheet B, but sheet A can be placed under sheet B. I am trying to rewrite the sentence above I created by using "upside down". My examples are as follows: ..., but ...
4
votes
1answer
49 views

“Friday I am in love” or “On Friday I am in love”?

The question itself is wider. If I am not mistaken, putting “Friday” in the song title by the Cure means “On Friday”. Can we use it everyday and not only with days of the week but other time markers, ...
3
votes
1answer
401 views

It took two hours for her to finish her homework

It took her two hours to finish her homework. It took two hours for her to finish her homework. Q: I know #1 is correct and I guess #2 is also correct/natural. What is your opinion?
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Is a fronted phrase describing a state of mind a “fronted adverbial”?

My son's learning about fronted adverbials at school (at the age of 11). When he goes to write one, he generally comes up with things like this (when asked to do a sentence for a picture with a car in ...
2
votes
3answers
128 views

Adverbial Phrase? [closed]

Apologies for the long question. I will request if someone can please answer this thoroughly as it will help me put a lot of pieces of grammatical puzzle together. If possible, please answer only ...
2
votes
3answers
116 views

“the Book, the Qur'an, is without a doubt revealed from Allah.” What is the meaning of this sentence?

The Book, the Qur'an, is without a doubt revealed from Allah. It can be understood in two ways: There's no doubt that Quran is from Allah. Quran doesn't contain any doubt and is revealed from Allah. ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb?

He switched on a table lamp to banish the gloom of a winter afternoon. Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb? Is ‘To banish the gloom’ an infinitive phrase functioning as adverb, modifying the verb.
1
vote
3answers
124 views

What clause element is this please?

When she got into the car at five, ready for the fifteen-mile drive across London, it wouldn't start. What does this stretch of language represent? Is it an adverbial?
4
votes
1answer
55 views

Interpretation of adverbial clauses meaning time or condition, such as when, if

I'm learning English with text books, and one of them says tenses of adverbial clauses which means time or condition(such as when-clause or if-clause) depend on the main clauses to which they are ...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

Should it be “carefully” instead of “careful” in this sentence?

He paused outside the doors, taking stock of his men, careful not to give any sign of his thoughts. (source) My understanding is the phrase "careful not to give any sign of his thoughts" is an ...
-1
votes
2answers
52 views

Can “indefinite article” in the expression “on a … basis ” be changed to a definite article?

Salary is paid on a monthly basis. I created the sentence above. It is assumed here that a year is divided into several periods. For example, each period has three months, and salary is sometimes ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

Does “two consecutive columns have the same color in every two columns” make sense?

The image above shows an Excel worksheet. I am trying to describe how cells in row 3 are colored. It is not necessary to describe what color it is. My example is as follows: Cells in row 3 are ...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

Reduction of conditional adverb clauses

This would have been a lot easier taking her in the house. What could be the complete form of this sentence? Context: A few hired men are going to kidnap a girl from her school so one of them is ...
2
votes
2answers
40 views

Word “that” after adverbial clause

May I put the word "that" after the adverbial clause and not right after the object "defects"? "The purpose of the inspection is to identify defects on the electrical installation in the area that ...