Questions tagged [adverbs]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
20 views

“as mentioned earlier” or “as mentioning earlier”

I have recently been reading reducing adverb clauses to adverb phrases, and I was wondering why we cannot reduce "As I mentioned earlier..." to "As mentioning earlier...".
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Any comparative adverbs here?

I have much more inspiration, and the editing would be easier. Is "the editing" a gerund? If so, is "easier" being used as a comparative adjective?
0
votes
1answer
20 views

'We cheer each other on before I depart.' - What does 'on' mean?

Dear native English speaker. I'm not a native-speaker; sometimes prepositions (or adverbs) are tricky for non-native speakers. 'We cheer each other on before I depart.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Does “A but is B” mean that B is not A, or how to interpret “but is” in such a sentence (A and B can be any phrase)?

Chicago Manual of Style, paragraph 5.92 has a sentence that starts with the following: "For instance, pregnancy lasts nine months but is a nine‐month pregnancy, . . .", which is then followed by ...
2
votes
3answers
152 views

Does “not” modify main verb or adverb?

I was trying to understand why can't we say I have not money, and the answer was that have doesn't mean possession here, it is an auxiliary verb(AV) to make a perfect tense, which requires main verb --...
9
votes
2answers
7k views

The night before last night?

I could say "I am leaving the day after tomorrow," but what if I want to reference the night before last night? Do I say, "I left the night before last night"? What do native speakers say both ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

Is “not” a conjunction in “I want Joe, not him”?

I have been studying the word not lately and noticed it is not a conjunction just by itself and it is actually an adverb. Now, when we use following types of sentences, what is not's grammatical ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

meaning: do something together

Does the following sentence make sense? This doesn't seem be a grammar question. Neither John nor I am having dinner together. I'd appreciate your help.
0
votes
0answers
18 views

“Learn something fast” or “learn something quickly”?

Tell me please if the following sentences mean the same. If you want to learn a language fast, you have to immerse yourself into the language. If you want to learn a language quickly, you have ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views
4
votes
1answer
491 views

Is it natural to say “pass exams well”?

Would a native English speake ever say or ask the following? I have passed my all exams well. Did you pass your exams well? What I mean by pass exams well is pass exams successfully.
0
votes
0answers
19 views

“I like swimming breaststroke” or “I like swimming the breaststroke”?

Tell me please if I need to use the before the types of swimming techniques when they are used as adverbs? For example: I like swimming (the) breaststroke. I prefer to swim (the) front crawl ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

The use of “stand” or “stand up” in context

Tell me plese if the use of up is optional in the following context. I have been standing (up) in line for three hours. In one of English textbooks they use up, but what does it add to the meaning?...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

“Since” vs “since then” at the end of a sentence

Related to this question: "Since" at the end of a sentence where it was stated that since can be used at the end of a sentence: There were the children to consider. She had told him she ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Is “strongly” an acceptable adverb for the verb “transfer”?

Is it acceptable to say This determines how strongly heat is transferred from A to B. ? One of the definitions of "strongly" is to a great degree or extent So the answer to the question above ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ....
1
vote
1answer
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 "...
11
votes
1answer
34k views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
403 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
39 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
368 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
188 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
198 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
14k views

“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,...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
762 views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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."
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
21k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

What the adverb modifies: “I don't want to live forever” as an example

I was talking with a friend and we mentioned the song I Don't Wanna Live Forever. He said it meant "I just want to die for good." I disagreed, saying it meant "I don't want to be immortals". But ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

Multiple vs. Several

I wrote: The user even can specify multiple labels and variables, and store the content of each of them under a separate XML node. Suppose a user can enter a command like: Label1 = Variable1; ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Place of adverb in sentences

1) It is estimated there are between 6000 and 10000 workers in the village. 2) It is estimated there are up to 6000 workers in the village. Would it be correct if i use “up to” and “ between” after ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Is there any difference between “sideways” and “to the side”?

Is there any difference between sideways and to the side? For example: Stop leaning sideways/to the side! The car in front of us suddenly moved sideways/to the side. I feel that in the ...

1 2 3
4
5
23