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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Should I use "years ahead" or "years after" in this case?

You had the chance of living for one hour on this same day 10 years ahead and fulfilling one wish to see yourself in the future. Should I use 10 years ahead or 10 years after or something else in ...
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When should I use "to" before "home"

I have read that we do not use to before home as home is an adverb here: I am going home. You come home. He goes home. We can use to before home in some cases: I am going to his home. ...
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"fully stuffed with cash" or "stuffed full of cash."

While I was checking the meaning of stuff I found this two examples below. An old teapot stuffed full of cash. and The wallet was stuffed full of pictures, letters, keepsakes and prayer cards....
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What grammatical function do down and nearly serve in the following sentence?

What grammatical function do "down" and "nearly" function as in the following sentence? Sales of our best-sellers are down nearly 10 percent. I believe that down functions as an adjective and nearly ...
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As he came within 20 feet of an officer - meaning, understanding

Source: The shooter apparently walked into a building and began firing a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. He then got ...
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Parsing this sentence containing a "when" clause

Consider: A premium of 0.2 per cent is to be added to the CIRRs when fixing at bid. Interest rates may not be fixed for longer than 120 days. (Source) Why can "a premium" act as the subject for "...
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"at which time" vs. "at what time"

I am confused with the grammar here. Which is grammatically correct? At which time will you call me? At what time will you call me? And why?
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"many times" or "for many times"?

I have been struggling whether or not using "for" in front of "many times". Some explanations on the internet say "for many times" is British English and "many times&...
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Why are they called Adverbial?

SVA : She was there. SVOA : She put the book on the table. (source) Is the Adverbial [of CGEL’s clause types] that is necessary in a sentence called because it modifies verb; or because it has the ...
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What is the meaning of "for many years to come" in this sentence?

The Bilingual Education Act is clearly a work-in-progress, and related issues are likely to be found in the media and on the ballots for many years to come. There's one main clause, in skeleton ...
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How to express something that happens currently, but that might be fixed in the future?

I'm not sure if I wrote my sentence correctly: At the time the thesis is written, one current shortcoming of the proxy tables is that. I want to say, that currently, when I'm writing the thesis, ...
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Is the phrase "back to the Muggle world" an adjective or adverbial one?

People jostled them as they moved forward toward the gateway back to the Muggle world. (Harry Potter) Is the phrase "back to the Muggle world" an adjective or adverbial one?
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Can we use adverb phrase with conjunction plus noun phrase?

I could not remember him; but I knew that he was my own uncle—my mother’s brother—that he had taken me when a parentless infant to his house; and that in his last moments he had required a promise ...
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