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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Monthly or per month

Which word is correct in the following sentence They pay him handsome salary and he is earning fifteen thousand rupees monthly/per month. I think both are correct
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With indefinite noun phrase how can we say 'there' is an adverb?

There is a place, next to him, sit there. There is the place, next to him, sit there. Here is my question. We can use a definite noun phrase with 'there' when 'there' means 'in that place' , but in (...
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Can You Put An Adverb Before An Adjective

I want to know that can we place an adverb before and adjective means what is the order of placing adjectives adverbs when used together or individually
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Use of “in” to show form of something

Use of “in” to show form of something confuses me. I mean can it be used in every structure while identifying form of something. Would the sentence below be correct ? New fish oils will be in pill ....
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“Much” used as an adverb in an affirmative sentence?

For much: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/150754/differences-between-very-and-very-much-as-adjective-modifiers An understanding of a sentence - much + adverb Is "very much" an ...
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Rules: conjunctive adverbs

Below is a sentence from yourdictionary.com There has been an increase in greenhouse gases, therefore global warming is happening. (Depending on a writer) Which can be rewritten as: 1)- There has ...
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to have just made it up

Please, tell me the meaning of the "just". I looked up in dictionary, there are many definitions and I can't choose the proper meaning. The text is: To start the last section of this chapter, I ...
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Past continous adverb placement

In the phrase: The stock scandal was extremely damaging to his company's reputation. What is the verb tense? I think "was damaging" is past continuous and "extremely" is an adverb modifying "...
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“as such” or “therefore”

Additional calculations suggest that teacher effects on college going and wages may be as much as three times larger than that predicted based on test scores alone. As such, more than half of teachers ...
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Why “much” + adjective is wrong while “much” + comparative is right?

I would like to ask for your opinion on why much can not describe a normal adjective while it can describe a comparative form of an adjective. For instance, the sentence 1, 2 are wrong while 3, 4 are ...
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Using “now” with simple past tense

"Now" as an adverb of time is commonly used with present tense but can it also be used past tense? Additionally, is the usage of "now" in the following sentence grammatically correct? Why or why not? ...
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Is LESS is a Adjective or Adverb in the particular context

You are paying less attention to your studies than you used to do. What is “less” in this sentence? A. Noun B. Verb C. Adverb D. Adjective I was studying English mcqs at a particular website which ...
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Can we use a subordinate conjunction after the conjunctive adverb?

1."It is not always necessary,however, we use it to link two parts of that instrument". ‘However’ can be used to join two simple sentences to make a compound sentence. But in (1) there is a mistake ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Use of less in different places

Is there any difference between uses of “less” in sentences below in terms of meaning. I mean use “less” in different place in sentences change the meaning ? Or Are word forms of them different from ...
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Is “ill-intendedly” a word?

When an adjective is used to describe an action, a verb, it becomes an adverb and is added a -ly. And so, these two sentences should be correct: It was an intended act. I intendedly did it. ...
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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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“He may often be seen in the Temple” — how do I interpret “may often”?

Here is a sentence from a video game: All know the emperor to be a good and holy man, for he may often be seen in the Temple of the One, making his devotions to the Nine Divines and the Communion ...
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Adverbs for the verb “overlap”

I want to say something like My research interest has a big overlap with professor A in area B. by saying that Professor A's interest in B overlaps my interest _____ Since this will be in my ...
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How avoid using two adverbs in one sentence

How to use two adverbs in one sentence is been asked at least four times here: Use of two or more than two Adverbs in one sentence How do I put two adverbs together in a sentence? Two adverbs in a ...
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Usage of Anymore/Any more

Do these sentences use 'anymore/any more' correctly? We won't be trying any more of those products. We won't be trying those products anymore. Spotlight's on him now, he won't be trying anymore funny ...
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Is “as” a preposition or an adverb?

"We can even shut out everything external to us, and concentrate on an internal dialogue, as when we are lost in thought." Is "as" a preposition or an adverb? Thanks.
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Can “also / as well / too” and “always” be in the same sentence?

In Longman dictionary GRAMMAR: Word order • Already often comes at the end of a sentence: I knew that already. I was tired already. I have booked the tickets already. As well as ...
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Do I have to add 'as' in 'It was (as) clear as water'?

Do I have to add 'as' in the following sentence? It was (as) clear as water I ran a search on ngram and didn't find much difference between the two options.
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reading a mystery novel again

a. Jane is reading a mystery novel again. b. Jane is reading another mystery novel again. c. Jane is reading the same mystery novel again. Are the above sentences grammatically correct? Do they ...
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past habits with adverbs of frequency?

Can we use past continuous tense to refer a past habit with adverbs of frequency words? For example: He was going for a morning walk every day.
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The difference between hard / hardly

I had a discussion with a colleague at work. I was not able to explain why the things are the way they are. I explained him the meanings and so on, with the reason "because". Topped with "take it or ...
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How to use “best ever”

Consider this sentences: This is the best ever song that I've heard. This is the best song ever that I've heard. Which of them is correct? How should we combine "best ever" and a noun in ...
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Choose correct sentence

He reached the village just when the sun was setting. When just the sun was setting he reached the village. When the sun was setting he just reached the village. He just reached the village when ...
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“not so good as” or “not as good as” - Which is grammatically correct?

Can anybody tell that which one of the following is correct? He is not as good as his father. He is not so good as his father. When conveying some negative sense, I have always seen/watched (movies,...
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What is the correct order for several adverbs of time in a sentence?

In which order should I put the adverbs of time? Should I put the more specific adverb before the less specific one or the other way around? What's the rule for ordering adverbs of time in a sentence? ...
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Correct use of lately

According to Cambridge dictionary We don't use lately for single events that happened recently I had a strange experience lately wrong But in my grammar I found a sentence I had a letter from ...
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Can adjectives modify a number

1, The number of the young people in Place A who can't read is incredible about one in four. I think there is a mistake in the bolded part, because incredible is an adjective, which should be changed ...
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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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“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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Usage of “as” in a different way

Don't change a character that Gene intentionally created as straight. This is the sentence I saw on the internet. Can “as” be used to modifie adjectives . I mean Can I say ; You must raise our ...
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Can you say “everything is good” as well was “everything is well” [duplicate]

Is it grammatically correct to say "everything is good"? And why is "everything is well" correct? Isn't "well" an adverb? Edit: I'm looking for an answer for this phrase specifically.
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you cook well; you cook good

(1) You cook well. (2) You cook good. When an adverb follows after a verb as in (1), it sounds, I guess, smoother than (2). Yet (2) would not be not proper for there are predicative adjuncts in ...
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Say, I have two girlfriends. Which one would be more appropriate to say, “I love them equal” or “I love them equally.”

Honestly,the two sentences look identical to me. I have a feeling that there’s a slight difference between, "I love my two girlfriends equal" and "I love my two girlfriends equally."
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Can I put “well” before the main verb?

I've read the rule which states: One ought to put an adverb of manner after the main verb if the verb is intransitive, but if there's a direct object after the main verb and the verb is ...
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When can we put an adverb before “be verb”?

I often hear people say: A: She is beautiful B: She certainly is. but we say "They are definitely suited for each other." & don't say "They definitely are suited..." because it sounds ...
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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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Whether to use direct or directly

I have learned that direct is both adjective and adverb. Then why we use directly in sentences. One of those sentences is- The sun shone directly in my eyes. You will report directly to the ...
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Last at the end

In the following sentence I have not seen him since Wednesday last. How is last used. I think it should be I have not seen him since last Wednesday.
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the position of 'annually' in the 'as much amount of soybeans as' sentence

If you were to say the annual consumption of soybeans by one American is about the same as that by one Canadian, where would you place annually? [1] One American consumes about as much amount of ...
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Is this sentence wrong? (Comparative Adverbs)

Question : The Spanish athlete / run / fast / than the other runners The Spanish athlete ran more fastly than the other runners. The Spanish athlete ran faster than the other runners. In my ...
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Why not say “we do chicken rightly”?

This is a commonly heard slogan: We do chicken right. I understand which means "we cook chicken in a right way" ,and the word right to be adverbial. 1,But why not use the adverb form rightly ...
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How to use “more” as adjective and adverb

Where should I use more as adjective (comparative) and adverb? Sometimes, it seems like Mary does things only to make it more inconvenient for her husband to have a good time when he’s out with his ...