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

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How to describe a positional relationship between two objects with respect to a certain direction?

I am trying to describe the positional relationship between the red circle and the green triangle with reference to direction A indicated by the blue arrow. I thought of two examples: The red ...
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Never in the present perfect and the past perfect

After another grammar repetition, I started thinking about adverb 'never' in the present participle and past participle. The rules say that using 'never' in the tenses is possible, but what is the ...
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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 ...
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Why can't we use “almost” and “quite” together? (My textbook says we can't)

I came to know that "almost" and "quite" are not used together. But I don't get the reason why these two words can't be together. In my textbook, it's written that quite and almost both are adverbs ...
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I ALWAYS think that. What's the meaning of ALWAYS in that structure?

I wonder what's the meaning that "ALWAYS" is trying to convey when used in simple present sentences such as: I always think that John should stop drinking. I always think that Victoria lies too ...
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“taste different” or “taste differently”? [duplicate]

Tell me please if it correct different or differently in the following sentence. But eggs can taste different/differently depending on how fresh they are, the way they're cooked and the diet of the ...
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actual and actually

Is there any practical difference between the following sentences? a. That's the actual reason I'm going. b. That's the reason I'm actually going. I'd appreciate your help.
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How frequent or how frequently?

What would be the correct grammar? Should I use adverb after how? How frequent you do this? or How frequently you do this?
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Application to identify parts of speech

I’m helping my third grader with grammar homework and have differing opinions with some solutions provided to her. Is there an app where we can input sentences and they’ll identify different parts of ...
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In the way or the way

“Eat the Greek way” vs. “Eat in the Greek way” Are these sentences both correct? Have they the same meaning? Is there a difference in the grammar structure? Is there a rule that explains when to ...
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This is often vs This often is

Is it correct to write This often is done for something. rather than This is often done for something.
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What is the difference between “ required” and “ need” ? And which is the right place/situation to use this?

Usually when I talk and write a mail I am doubtful to use " required" or " need" for the situation. please help me clear understanding of the place and situation to use it properly. Thanks in advance.
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Is a preposition + an adverb a possible pattern in the English language?

Is a preposition + an adverb a possible pattern in the English language? An example sentence I know you from somewhere.
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What would “waiting” and “for” be in in terms of parts of speech in this sentence?

The sentence is, > So you have come? I have been anxiously waiting for you "Waiting" in this sentence will be a noun or a verb? I believe it is a verb because it the person is doing something here ...
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Confusion of comparative adjective and/or adverb in a sentence

An adjective is that which tells something about a noun or a pronoun. And an adverb is that which describes a verb. However, I find sentences where an adjective is used to describe a verb as follows: ...
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Difference between too and as well

What’s the difference between too and as well at the end of the phrase? E.g. I like cycling too vs I like cycling as well.
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What does “by sight” mean in this context? [closed]

They know him well by sight. Could you explain that what does "by sight" here ?
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Using “to” before adverbs of place

I'm interested in whether we can use "to" before "here" and "there". You can always return to here whenever you want. You should never go to there. Is it idiomatic in any way? Does it have a valid ...
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The position of the conjunctions and adverbials

I have some location problems with sentences that have more than one prepositional phrase or conjunction. Examples, I decided to come there yesterday. What does it mean? I decided it yesterday or I ...
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It became clear to me

Why, if clear describes the way in which "it" became more obvious, so we use an adjective (clear) instead of an adverb (clearly)?
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I'm always taking photos (present progressive usage)

A book for improving your speaking skills teaches that you have to use present progressive to sound more impressive instead of adverbs, as for the frequency of a hobby. Like this: Question: what is ...
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In “You will end up alone”, is “alone” an adjective or an adverb?

In "You will end up alone", is "alone" an adjective or an adverb? I mean, one can say that "alone" modifies the verb "end up" and, therefore, it is an adverb. However, this phrase can also be ...
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Using the definite article with “most” in an example

I know that in some cases (with adverbs) I can omit the definite article in the superlative. Would this be correct? Of all the guests, I liked them (the) most. Also, would this work with the same ...
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As much hated as much loved

I have a question about the following sentences concerning the word much: He is as hated as loved. He is as much hated as loved. He is as hated as much loved. He is as much hated as much loved. ...
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Phrase order: A house (is being built by them) (next door to our school)

I was reading an article and I found this: A house is being built by them next door to our school. If I say A house next door to our school is being built by them. Would it make any ...
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Does English (proper) allow “sharp ass claws”

we know what a person means to say when they say "the guinea-pig has some sharp ass claws" but I was wondering if the term ass actually allowed in terms of proper english. if not, then this statement ...
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Through Verb+ing

contribute to health care in an effective way through 'the delivery' of accurate diagnosis as well as 'increasing' our understanding of diseases. Is this form acceptable? I know that you can write ...
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'I'm dressed warmly' or 'I'm dressed warm'?

There are some controversies about the word usage in this context. So, which example is grammatically correct: "I'm dressed warmly" or "I'm dressed warm"?
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As (Much) Instructive As Humorous

I have a question about the following sentence (from page 174 of the book "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert Cialdini): "Although designed for a laugh, the remark is as much ...
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Then at the end of sentence

Is it correct to say something like: "I'm available at 5 p.m. If it works for you, let's schedule our lesson then"? Does it sound natural? How would native speaker say something like this?
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Can I use when and after in a sentence meanwhile [closed]

When I walked on the way home after school, I found that someone had dropped his purse. Is this a correct answer?
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The use of the word “yet” in context

Tell me please if I used yet correctly in the following sentence. For this exercise we could use a rubber band, but unfortunatly we don't have one yet. I have noticed that natives predominantly ...
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Just as crucially the order had come

[Just as crucially] the order had come about only after the jammu and kashmir government had agreed to it and passed a similar legislation in its own assembly making it clear these powers were jammu ...
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“Not … nor” possible?

I am looking for a band name. I am German, so I am not quite sure if not [Adjective] nor [Adjective] is grammatically correct. Is not yellow nor pink or not famous nor envied a possible phrase, or ...
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I don't know what 'straight' functions as, in “set someone straight”

Don't worry, I set him straight on this matter. I'd like to know what 'straight' functions as. Does it function as being an adverb, or an adjective? I don't know which is well fit to interpret the ...
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“to first receive” or “to receive first”

I have received an email asking me whether I would like to extend a support period, but I need to know another information beforehand (I have already asked but never received an answer). Where ...
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Why is “too” used in this negative sentence?

This is a news headline on CNN. I was targeted during Nixon's administration. Trump shouldn't make an enemies list, too. Why do they use "too", instead of " either" here? Isn't it a grammatical ...
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Do “especially” and “particularly” mean the same in the following situation? Which is more natural?

His hands were chilly and slippery ... especially/particularly slippery. Do slippery mean the same as particularly in this sentence? To my ears, "especially" implies that there are two items and ...
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Adverb after very much

You helped me very much again. Is this sentence correct? If it is correct, does it sound kind of odd?
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I've always been able to vs I always have been able to

what is the difference between the two sentences? I have always been or I always have been
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Dropped too fast or too fastly?

Let's say you watched a war-related movie, wherein the bomb was dropping down a city. And then, you storytell it to your interested friend. Oh man, the movie was so intense! The aircraft dropped ...
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How to construct a proper sentence?

I read this somewhere: It was all too much, it was too scary. So my question is, how is this even a correct sentence. It is joining two independent clauses together using a comma. It seems to be ...
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“Would have never had” vs “would not have”

(Excerpt from Steve Jobs' commencement speech) "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts..." What ...
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“To book” or “to booking”?

I had a debate with my friend (English is not our mother tongue) because I found this phrase bit wierd. We were almost close to booking tickets to London. I thought using 'almost' and 'close' ...
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(here) Do these two sentences mean the same?

It's six o'clock. I was expecting him here at five forty-five. It's six o'clock. I was expecting him to be here at five forty-five. What I'm confused is the no.1 sentence that it could mean: ...
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order of adverb

1-1. I had dinner at the restaurant at 8 o’clock for the contact with a woman. 2-1. I had dinner at 8 o’clock at the restaurant for the contract with a woman. 1-2. He went to Tokyo on business ...
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Use of “entire” as an adverb or adjective

“ Gut Symmetries were persuasively interpreted and later incorporated entire by developing Christianity.” In this book, author seems to use this word (instead of -ly). Why? Do you not use -ly words ...
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The usage of “as well as”

As well as what his critics argue has been his goal all along : building a new, religious Turkey from the ashes of its secular past. (This sentence is from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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An adverb describing added value

Quantitative refers to measurement of quantity. Qualitative refers to measurement of quality. ???? refers to measurement of added value. Here are my sentences. Feel free to refine my thinking... ...
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Chinese people are trying to learn their babies' gender by looking at the calendar before they are born

My question is about the location of "before" and "by". I am not sure which one should be close to "learn". Chinese people are trying to learn their babies' gender by looking at the calendar ...