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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Natural position of adverbs

I wrote this sentence These rules basically treat all the DOM nodes the same way. In this regard, there is no difference between features defined for a node in the footer and a node in the sidebar. ...
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What this construction is called, “have time”, “go to university”

Consider the following constructions. take lessons, give lessens, take a nap, take a shower, go to sleep, go to school, have time, spend time, play football, suffer damage, do homework, do a mistake, ...
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placement and displacement of the adverbs such as “first”

First off, I have no idea and haven't got any context as to the following problem. I am wondering what is the difference semantically between the followings? For instance: First I do something, then......
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what does “still” imply in a question sentence?

In grammar books it is written that we use "still" in affirmative sentences. So, what about the following? I am confused. Is it still raining?
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How do I distinguish between “more” and “further”?

Can you think of any situation in which you might find the following words interchangeable? more further Additionally, I am wondering what is the difference between these two expressions: a further ...
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discerning between further on, further, and more when talking about time

This company will be continue for ten years further on. This company will be continue for ten years more. This company will be continue for ten years further. Would you please explain what is the ...
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an especial usage of the construction“ much of”

...He is much of a gentlemen, and he has traveled enough to throw off that... When or in which situation or condition would you rather use the bold part construction and could you please show me a ...
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Ways to refer to past time

Suppose I woke up an hour ago, when I am still in bed, can I say these: I woke up at 10 and it's an hour from when I woke up Or I woke up at 10 and it's an hour since I woke up Or I woke ...
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How do you say the probability of another planet like earth

We had a discussion about the meaning of "possible" and "probable" in the other question. I know possibility refers to "can", and probability refers to "likelihood", for example we may discuss if it ...
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What does“to do so” mean there?

I am wondering if the two bold parts mean the same thing, if so, what do they mean? A. There's a lot to do so get your jacket off and get stuck in. B. Gertrude early aptitude for swimming marked her ...
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“never” + past perfect vs. “never” + past

Suppose that it is my first time visiting Italy, which is correct or what is the difference in saying: I never visited Italy before I had never visited Italy or I had never visited Italy until now ...
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Sentence correction- Adverb

Despite knowing full well the negative consequences of our impatience, why many of us are impatient? Should the word "full" be replaced by "fully"? It's from a book. I am confused since I feel "well"...
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Could “where” mean “while” at the beginning of the sentence?

I copied the sentence below from somewhere, I am not sure it is a sentence or part of a paragraph. (I added "Therefore" myself) ..... Therefore, where we need to work on sound-spelling ...
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How to distinguish between “so many” and “such many” semantically? [closed]

Would you please show me the difference in meaning between these? They have introduced so many cars that… They have introduced such many cars that…
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Should the sentences containing “ever” always be in present perfect tense?

I know that when we use "ever", the tense of verb is usually in present prefect tense: (check this search result) Have you ever been in Iran? But is it a rule? for example in the following ...
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How to decide the meaning of “Apparent”?

I was reading the meaning of the word apparent. I found that the word has two completely opposite meanings, 1. Easy to recognize that something is true. 2. Something seems to be true but might not be. ...
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'Such [something/someone]' OR 'Such a [something/someone]' -Any diference?

Is there any difference between 'such a something/one' and 'such something/one'? He is such fool over He is such a fool Is the former one possible in any context or style? If the article is ...
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Using “Due to” in this sentence

I think in the sentence below, I shouldn't use "due to" as I start it with "One of the main reasons" but I would like to use "due to" because the reason is just a simple phrase. How can I restate this ...
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Using adjective as adverb in this sentence

This is a rather technical sentence, including two adjectives which I want to use as adverbs. I would like to know if I used them properly or not - and if not, how can I say it better? We simulate ...
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how far does it take, or how long does it take?

I was doing an English test, and it appeared the question below. The question was stated exactly the way it is presented and there is no context, just the question: Complete with the correct form: ...
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Adverb placement “which unfortunately I..”

I have read Book ABC and a few pages of Book XYZ, which unfortunately I left abruptly/ which I unfortunately left abruptly. Which one is correct? If both are correct, which one to use when?
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When “much” is used as an adverb, can it be used to modify a verb?

When "much" is used as an adverb, can it be used to modify a verb? Does "We all love him much" make sense to you, native speakers?
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how to use “further ” and“ more and more”

Would you please show me if we could use them occassionally interchangeably the following? Further More and more ..... Meanwhile, what about the following? Have I used the bold part correctly? ...
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Ending sentence with 'Only' [duplicate]

Can sentences end with 'only'? If yes, then in what cases you can or cannot? For example P2: I have had some problems but overall XYZ has been great. P1: No, XYZ is a great product P2: You ...
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When to use comma after time adverbs

I am trying to say sentences like: Then by doing this thing, this happens Now after selecting this option, this happens By doing this, now we can do this Should they get comma after "then" ...
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“They vary mainly in …” or “They mainly vary in”

I have this sentence They vary mainly in the degree of automation they provide by reducing human efforts as much as possible. But as I know adverbs come before the verb, could it be They ...
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How can I relate or combine these two sentences?

I have the following sentences. As it was already discussed, we avoid using absolute paths to locate an anchor node. We rely on stable attributes such as the content, id, class, etc. How can I ...
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how to use the phrase “his study”

Original: It was a dark autumn night. The old banker was walking up and down his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he ... Could you possibly show me which one is correct grammatically? ...
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Absent any verb, when can you use an adverb?

dualism = {mass noun} 1. The division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided I know that definitions don't have to be written as complete ...
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Yet in affirmative statement

I've been thinking of how 'yet' in the affirmative statement works. I think [1] through [3] work but I'm not sure about [4]. [1] A: We've got to hurry! B: Calm down. It's early yet. [2] A: Is he ...
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What does “highly” modify?

I think highly of him. I know the meaning is "I praise him." But I wonder what "highly" modifies. Can I say "I think that he is high."? The sentences with the similar ...
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Not only…, but (also)… vs. While I (verb), I (verb)

A. Not only was I watching TV, I was also eating dinner. B. While I was watching TV, I was eating. C. While I was watching TV, I eat dinner. What are the differences in meaning between ...
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Wish … No More/Anymore

I've came across a question which asks for the correct sentence: I wish you wouldn't do rude remarks at me no more. I wish you didn't make rude remarks about me no more. I wish you wouldn't make rude ...
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Difference between “in doing so,” “in order to,” “in a way that,” etc

I think you use the following phrases with the same meaning, don't you? Are any of them interchangeable? If so, when? in a way that in this way in such a way that such that so that in order to in ...
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What is an adverbial clause of this sentence?

I am learning English grammar. And I was doing exercises of replacing adverbial phrase with adverbial clause. And I am unable to replace adverbial phrase with adverbial clause in the following ...
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Adverb placement, in phrases, clauses?

I think these seem like phrases, may you place an adverb here? May adverbs go mostly after verbs? Since I ran, the dog followed me. I ran since, the dog followed me. I think these seem like clauses, ...
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“For A to …” - moving around the subject of an infinitive phrase

Another implicit process that probably affects women is the tendency for people to select those whom they will feel comfortable working with. I am wondering the reason why there has been written the ...
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The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal?

What is the correct usage? The Times is a highly (respected or respectable) journal. And if we changed the sentence to this, would you change your choice? The Times is a highly (respected or ...
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Is 'only' an adjective and 'off' a preposition in the example sentence?

In the sentence: He was only a yard off me. I believe 'only' is an adjective because it adds information to the noun 'yard'. 'Off' is a preposition because it relates 'me' to the rest of the ...
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“nearby” (close by) as an adjective, a preposition, or an adverb

Would you show me if there could be any potential difference semantically between the two? Please, would you possibly take into account the bounds of possibility that the word "nearby" in ...
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Can I put a possessive pronoun between “as much…as”?

I am wondering if it's published or fluent or common to apply a pronoun there? For example: We want to make the blog as much yours as possible, but there are some guidelines...
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I am available every day until 1pm

Is this sentence grammar correct? I am available every day until 1pm and all day weekends. I am not sure every day or everyday and I think I need to write weekday instead of every day
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Using 'although' and 'nevertheless' in the same sentence

Is this sentence correct? Although I would like to start, nevertheless it is not possible. Or should it be: Although I would like to start, it is not possible. I would like to start, ...
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Meaning of “ostensibly” [closed]

Does "ostensibly" mean "apparently", "apparently, but not actually" or "apparently, but (most likely) not actually"? If different meanings are possible, then which one is the most common? And how can ...
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When and how to use the words 'Maybe' and 'may be'?

I read this tip Use 'maybe if 'perhaps' works'. But is this correct? Are they both adverbs? Or one is an adverb and the other is a verb phrase? This is still not clear to me. I would ...
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Agreement with sentences which have negative meaning

Which word should be used in this imaginary situation? Teacher : I am afraid, all your ten answers are wrong. Student : Well I was sure for my answer for the question number 10. Even is that one ...
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Something + “now and then” + colon + “a journey…”: just standard adverbs?

I noticed from some1 Books output some entries(example) where "now" and "then" are used as adverbs to compare something now with something then(not unlike "before and after"); or to identify a period ...
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other explanations of as early as?

Would you please rephrase this so I can better understand it? The money could be paid as early as next week. What other meanings might "as early as" take on in different situations or ...
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Is the phrase 'the best out of bests' correct?

Quite commonly used in India, the phrase "the best out of bests" is claimed to denote that you get something that is unmatched and of above-all quality. However, I avoid using this most of the times. ...
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yet with present perfect

"we did not know about national skinheads; they did not exist yet" "we did not know about national skinheads; they have not existed yet" I know what means the first: it means that we did not know ...