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).

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to-infinitival clause expressing a manner

Experts say the drowsiness many of us feel during the day may not be because we had too little sleep at night, but because we need an early afternoon nap. Humans were made to sleep not once, but twice,...
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Meaning of 'All-out brawl'?

I know the meaning of 'brawl'.But what does this phrase 'all-out brawl' mean? Thanks in Advance.
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"It was nice meeting you or it was nice talking to you", What's the grammar?

I'm not sure about this thing, but it has been tormenting me for a while. I can't really understand the grammatical structure of it was nice meeting you. I mean, if nice in itself is an adjective, ...
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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 ...
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What is the function of ‘before clause’ in the sentence?

When I was reading the book The Giver, I read the following sentences. There was a time, actually—you’ll see this in the memories later—when flesh was many different colors. That was before we ...
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as adjective as to infinitive or as adjective to infinitive as

Older workers can be as adaptable and quick to learn as anyone else. This sentence is from Oxford Advance Learner Dictionary. I wanted to know whether I can change this sentence as follow. Older ...
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Past continuous with until recently

I saw this sentence Until recently I was playing in the Jerry spider gang. In fact I had been with them for 15 years we needed to stop Is the first sentence correct grammatically , I find it ...
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Interrogative content clause? or what?

Either due to a dent in the continuum, or as a result of my continued efforts to develop a fully functional temporal flux capacitor, yesterday a question was asked which quoted almost exactly a ...
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What is the right punctuation when the object clause has an adverbial clause of reason?

What is the right punctuation when the object clause has an adverbial clause of reason? The example is as follows. The intuition is that, since A is right, B is right. Some alternatives: The ...
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out of anger/ because of my anger

a. I said that because of anger. b. I said that because of my anger. ========================= c. I said that out of anger. d. I said that out of my anger. Which of the above sentences are ...
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Usage of "comparative + Than" as an adverb

In a formal writing, can the sentence: I became more interested in mathematics than physics. be rephrased as: I became interested in mathematics more than physics. Do they both have the same ...
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Is the prepositional phrase an adverbial or adjective phrase

In the sentence quoted below are the prepositions "for 2021" and "without latest software" acting as an adjective or adverb? "Fossil announces new smartwatches for 2021 ...
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Telic /atelic verb phrases

What is the best way to identify the verb phrase as telic/atelic apart from adding durational adverbials(such as in-adverbial and for-adverbial) and using such lexical verbs as stop/finish?
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Using “in between” as an adverb

Can we use “in between” when talking about something between two things when those two things are not specified? Example: Let’s say I am watching this video with a friend of mine. Can I say, “The cat ...
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Comma before adverbial phrase at end of sentence

I am using a grammar software and it constantly tells me to use commas before what I think is an adverbial phrase at the end of a sentence (and thus is not predceded by a comme). An example: "...
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The usage of "at intervals"

The ponds are linked with each by waterfalls at intervals from higher terraces to the lower ones. The sentence is a translation from Chinese to English describing a huge pond formed by several ...
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The position of "such as Google, Facebook, and Instagram"

I'd like to learn what places fit "such as Google, Facebook, and Instagram" in the following sentence. The internet brought new applications into our lives such as Google, Facebook, and ...
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Is it possible to use “next” between subject and verb?

When we next see Alex and Max, who are presently parents of two children, they will have had a new baby in their family. Source: English Grammar Digest by Trudy Aronson. I know Only a few adverbs of ...
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position of "Addressing concerns over the impact of the release"

What's the difference between the following sentences? Suppose the sentence occurs in the third paragraph of a news report, and the first paragraph mentions the decision faces opposition from home and ...
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Is this phrase an adverbial phrase modifying the verb “competed”?

I competed in the marathon, not because I wanted to... Is "not because I wanted to" an adverbial phrase that modifies the verb "competed"?
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Is "without" a preposition or an adverb in "Without thinking where I was going"? Lexical word or grammatical word?

I'm doing my English homework and I have this doubt so I would appreciate your help. I need to know whether "without" is a preposition or an adverb in this specific sentence in order to ...
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Is this a correct analysis of an adverbial prepositional phrase?

I am trying to analyse what I judge a compound sentence with an adverbial phrase (in italics) placed at the beginning: In what turned out to be a common experience for many people who tried to create ...
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Question About adveral clause

The things as they are expected to help us, As sentence above, I heard that 'as clause' is a adverbal clause, but I want to know that what someone said is right, that is, This adverbal clause modifies ...
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too and either usage differences

A: I don't like oranges. B: I don't like oranges either. This is the right way to express this idea. question 1: But why can't it be written like this: B: I too don't like oranges. question ...
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Can this prepositional phrase be considered an adverbial phrase?

In this sentence: "Tom is playing God of War at Tim's house." The prepositional phrase "at Tim's house" works as an adverbial phrase?
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Use of tautology

I have read a sentence that SHOCKED me if it is correct. In the sentence I read the verb 'waste' preceding the adverb 'needlessly'. Can anything be wasted under a need? Does the adverb 'needlessly' ...
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Is the phrase "one too many times" an adverb? If it is, what kind of adverb is it?

If "one too many times" is an adverb What kind of adveb is "one too many times"?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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H independent or independently sorted?

I read these two sentences: Such an array is said to be h-sorted. Put another way, an h-sorted array is h independent sorted sub-sequences, interleaved together. I don't know the grammar behind ...
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I prevented you from going there

I prevented you from going there. What is the function of "from going there" ? I think that it is an adverbial prepositional phrase because I have studied object complements and learned that ...
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A usage of infinitive clause which doesn't refer to "a noun" and doesn't specify "a purpose". What is that?

Today, I saw a different usage of infinitive clauses at the university and would like to ask you it in order to be familiar with that usage.(Examples from my professor) There should be more than ...
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occasionally vs every once in a while

Following Phrase meaning: every now and then vs every once in a while, what's the difference between "occasionally" and "every once in a while" in formal writing? E.g.: Occasionally, I ask the ...
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Present Continuous with Adverbial Clauses

I heard present continuous is also used for temporary events which must not be happen in the same time with 'saying' but the first sentence below sounds wrong to me , even leaving work when he starts ...
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position of adverbial phrase in sentence

Using of placement of adverb, manner, place, and time in sentence. I am a bit confused speaking to place them in sentence. While speaking with my boss: I went to Ram's home, I connected my ...
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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 ...
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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 ...