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Questions tagged [adverbs]

An adverb is a word that modifies an adjective, adverb, phrase, or sentence, expressing some relation of manner, or quality.

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Correct usage with adverbial clauses

She forces him to help steal the money, then she blackmails him and takes it for herself. First he said that he was right leaning, now he's saying he is left leaning. He'd lost all his money on the ...
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Read it in the comment section below \ given below

As we know that the word below acts as an adverb and preposition. Sentences: Read it in the comment section below. Read it in the comment section given below. Are they both correct? Explain.
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What's the difference between “Then it really got stormy” and “Then it got really stormy”?

I've noticed that adjectives are often placed loosely in sentences in English, that is, sometimes I find it hard to locate the word that they modify. Farlex Grammar provides some clues on the order of ...
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Meaning of running out into the road

My dog is very silly ; he is always running out into the road. What does running out into mean?
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“Early”-— adjective to adverb

In his early matches he was not quite good. But if I would like to say the same: When he was playing { gap } he wasn't quite good. Should I put early as an adverb in the gap?
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The priority of the adverb “at first” and the modal “should” [on hold]

Which one is the correct usage ? We at first should examine all documents We should at first examine all documents I think the second one sounds more correct.
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“High” as an adverb?

They maintained high prices. They maintained the prices high. Is there any difference between these two sentences? Is the former grammatical correct? Why or why not?
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“As cool as ice” vs “cool as ice”

The examples: Meet Val Kilmer, who's cold as ice. Meet Val Kilmer, who's as cold as ice. Is the use of "as" in the first sentence grammatical? Why or why not? Does it retain the same ...
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Adjective form of “over the years”

Adverbs to. Adjectives quickly to quick , well to good My problem is: He has earned the money over the years. Can I say: The money is his over-the-years earning? Thank you....
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Adverb vs preposition

He is going up the mountain road. He is going up along the mountain road. In 1, up is working as a preposition, while along is the preposition in the 2. Do the both carry same meaning? Thank you.
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Using While in a sentence

Today when I was watching Impractical Jokers, in an episode one of the guys was tasked with "hit on a girl while wearing a skirt and heels". Is it me or "while" here seems redundant? If I remove ...
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Adverbs before adjectives

Generally speaking, adverbs modify verbs, and adjectives modify nouns. However, I guess adverbs can modify nouns as well. With that said, I recently came across the following sentence that just struck ...
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Is it OK to use “slowly” after “to edge”?

I came across a sentence Why does a car have to edge forward slowly when turning from a side street into a main street? The use of slowly made me look up the definition of edge as a verb in a ...
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Usage of adverb in a sentence

Is the usage of 'starting' in this sentence correct? I'll begin my diet starting from next week.
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The way to use ''less'' in senteces

My mom told me to add one spoonful of sugar less than amount in recipe into cake batter. The word ''less'' always confuses me. Is the way "less" is used in the sentence correct? If so, is it an ...
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What is the difference between “The longest” and “Longest”

hello guys i came across a question that is: Mammoth Cave in Kentuck,Whic is ...... cave in the world,has 345 miles of subterranean passageways. i reduced the answers to the longest and longest.But ...
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The position of an Adverb

Let us get rid of forcefully taking stuff... In the above sentence, is the position of the Adverb 'forcefully' right? I feel it a bit unnatural and also I am unable to make mind where exactly in the ...
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Is there a comma before “and soon” at the end of a sentence?

I'm proofreading for an author and his sentence is, in essence, written like this: Bob will be exposed for his bad deeds and soon. I think you need a comma before "and soon," but I can't find a ...
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There\here with to\towards\within

As I was told we couldn't say: 1) Money isn't returned to here. 2) Money isn't returned towards here. 3) Money isn't returned within here. We can only say: Money isn't returned here ...
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“From today” or “Starting today”?

What is the difference between From today and Starting today ? For instance in the following sentences: All users of Sitestat can download the new toolbar free of charge from today. From ...
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Meaning of “out” in this context

In a text I found: .... like the other giant planets Uranus has a ring system and numerous moons. It is the seventh planet out and it ...... Is the out is adverb here? Give some examples and ...
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The meaning of “up” in the phrase “up in London”

He'd been to a lecture the previous night up in London. I looked it up in a dictionary. 'Up' as adverb has many meanings. Would you tell me if the meaning I chose is applied to the sentence? From ...
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Use of “ less” as adverb in sentence

Can i use “ less “ as adverb in sentence like : I earned $500 less in this month. As far as i understand , i need to add “ than... “ after “ less” to use it as adverb .
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“BY” as an Adverb

sentences where 'by' is used as an adverb: He just passed by. He had already gone by. I know the only one use of by as an Adverb, ie, the above. INTERNET didn't help me enough. Please ...
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Adverbs that modify verb in an imperative sentence

I know of only the following two adverbs that are used before the verb of an imperative sentence; Always Always have your dictionary near at hand. Always be true to yourself. Never Never mind! ...
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In “The population of Pakistan is less than that of China.” what is less?

What is LESS in this sentence? The population of Pakistan is "less" than that of China. a) adjective b) noun c) pronoun d) adverb Why is less adverb here? Is he using population as a verb? ...
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Can the word “More” be used in this context

We usually say: How far is London? But suppose if I am along the way to London, and very tired. Can I say: How more far is London? I am not a native speaker. Thank you.
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The door slammed to. If without 'to', could this be ungrammatical?

The door slammed to. The door was slapped to. Suddenly the trapdoor fell to with a boom. First of all, let me tell you the sentences are from a grammar book. (no context) Might I trouble ...
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I have always thought that painting was pretty bad. Why can he use 'always' in present perfect tense? [closed]

I have always thought that painting was pretty bad. Why can he use 'always' in present perfect tense? I think 'always' was used only in present tense.
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“will probably” use together

CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced “The simplest interpretation is that those mutations will probably have an impact on cognitive function in the twins,” says Silva. ...
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These dreadful circumstances bring out the worst in 'absolutely' everybody

These dreadful circumstances bring out the worst in absolutely everybody. Might I trouble you to tell me why absolutely is between them? Why is an adverb placed between 'in' and 'everybody'? Could ...
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After linking verb whether adjectives or adverbs

I know after linking verb, Adjectives should be used, not adverbs. For example I'am fine (not well, as WELL is an adverb). But how you explain the following sentences , I'm abroad. I'm home. I'm ...
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Usage of with in some sentences [closed]

I wonder if i can use ''with'' in sentence below: As the other firms , we sell with VAT of %20.
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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 ...
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“Here” Adverb or adjective

I'm here. I have been here In this two sentences, I'm confused "here" is whether adjective or adverb. As I know linking verbs follow adjective not adverb, it (here) would be adjective,isn't it?
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The So and Such Choice

We can say: I know such a good place I heard we could also say: I know a so good place OR I know so good a place Is it true or not and how would it be if not and if yes and so on=)
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Is “sure does” a colloquial phrase?

In an essay I wrote this sentence : A car does not enable you to travel thousands of kilometres in a couple of hours, but an aircraft sure does. My teacher said "sure does" should be "surely does"...
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Where should “efficiently” go? “…to use ___ the money we collected ___.”

I need to answer a business-related e-mail. The intended thing is using the money efficiently. According to some sources are expressed as follows:" to use technology wisely ". Which one is correct ...
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“Much a different”

I wrote: Trump might be a populist president, and it just shows to me that Americans are not much a different nation. I feel that my sentence is okay, however, I found almost no results in google ...
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Adjective preposition phrase vs adverb preposition phrase

I'm good Chicago is on the northest tip of Illinois. I'm confuse, in first sentence, "Good" as an adjective, modify subject "I", or linking verb 'IS". If "Good" modify subject "I", then what the ...
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There and to there/thereto

Please, help me to solve this moment, which has been torturing me for a long time The sentence: -Where are you, he can't see you, you are already going somewhere there or only to there? I mean I ...
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There VS Therein VS in there

What is the difference between: 1) I found a wallet. There was some money there. 2) I found a wallet. There was some money therein. 3) I found a wallet. There was some money in there.
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Is asleep in “to fall asleep” an adverb?

As you can see, DK school dictionary says "asleep" in to fall asleep is an adverb. Yet, according to https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/asleep "Asleep" in to fall asleep is an ...
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Which is the proper use of the adverb “equally”?

Because it matters to me as it does to you equally. -In this sentence I've placed the adverb at the end of the sentence even though I'd prefer to reform the sentence, for emphasis purposes, into: ...
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“I'll be there in around one hour” or “I'll be there in one hour around”

I want to say that I'm going to be there in one hours but it's approximately not accurate. What's the best way to say it? How to locate the adverb (around) in this sentence? "I'll be there in ...
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two consecutive adverbs ending in -ly

Please consider the following sentence: "He walked home seriously angrily." This sentence sounds a bit funny to my ears, even as a non-native speaker of English, an impression that is shared by ...
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Why can't I say 'I almost don't sleep?

Why can't I say 'I almost don't sleep? Is there any rule about it?
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How to choose a position of “also” in a sentence? [closed]

The following context confused me: Man 1: I have a bike. I also have a car (as a modification). Man 2: I have a bike. I have also a car (as modification). Man 3: I have a bike. I have a ...
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Use adjective “insured” as adverb in “My father worked as insured in this company” [closed]

Can I say the following? My father worked as insured in this company for ten years. It seems weird to me . What I mean is that my father got a job with social security benefits. I asked if I can ...
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“delivered something as broken”

My phone was delivered as broken Is the use of as correct in this sentence? I mean that they delivered broken phone to me. I just wonder if as can be used in this way generally.