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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It’s all well and good

I know usually well is an adverb and good is an adjective. I can clearly see in the expression It’s all well and good that well is an adverb for is. Forgive my ignorance, but what is ‘good’ in ...
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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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“move two inches” vs. “move by two inches”

He walks two kilometers every day. Is two kilometers a adverb here? Which is more appropriate: He moved two inches. He moved by two inches. Explain. Thank you.
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What type of adverb is this?

This is a question from my book: Always speak the truth. (a). Simple adverb of Number (b). Simple adverb of Manner (c). Simple adverb of Negation (d). Simple adverb of Degree ...
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'Sometimes' & 'However' at the beginning or in the middle of sentences

Which one would you prefer and when? You can go there sometimes and try out few things. Sometimes, you can go there and try out few things. Similarly, I'm having trouble understanding the ...
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Is there an adverb in here?

Is there any adverb in the below sentences? Here in this link, it says other adverbs can be used in similar constructions with various effects. He is liable to get in trouble. She is certain to ...
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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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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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I made it home safe vs I made it home safely

Which, if any, of these sentences are correct: I made it home safe. or I made it home safely. I know that in the second example safely is an adverb, but I don't know about the first. Is it a ...
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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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Main Clause + [; vs .]+ Conjunctive Adverb + , + Main Clause

I have read on more that a website that a conjunctive adverb is preceded by a semicolon. As far as I remember, however, I have seen more often than not a period used instead of the semicolon. Even on ...
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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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Hurriedly vs Hurried

Maria unnecessarily picked a quarrel with Rani and left the party hurried. Is this sentence OK? I think hurriedly should be used instead of hurried. Isn't it?
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The priority of the adverb “at first” and the modal “should” [closed]

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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differentiating between the usages of “so that” and “so…that”

I have written these. Would anyone possibly correct me? and if the two mean the same thing? So, A shows the result, whereas B shows both the degree and the result. – And, eventually are the ...
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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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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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“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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The verb tense after “Until”

I asked a related question, which its answer's comments say I can use different tense after "Until", I thought of posting the question in a separate question to get a complete answer. Which of the ...
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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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Has GOOD become an acceptable adverb?

I'm a native English speaker. On a site where I help Russians with English, one of them wrote the sentence: My watch has been working good since I fixed it. Naturally, I pointed out that the ...
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Using neither…nor with ever

Example: I never drink tea. I never drink coffee. I wonder how I can connect the above sentences using neither...nor. Is it correct: I drink neither ever tea nor ever coffee.
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“sometimes” is adjective or adverb

In this sentence: The sometimes patronizing, often demeaning portrayal of women—even supposedly liberated women—remained, though often clandestine or packaged in the language of liberation. I ...
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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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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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Should I use preposition or not

"He held the post () ten years." I saw this line somewhere.It was written there that ten years is acting as adverb.But it seems stilted to me.I think for must be used in place of bracket. Am I right,...
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Choosing between “here” and “in here”

This dictionary says: • You use here on its own, when you are talking about a place or organization: The people here are poor. Do you work here? ✗Don’t say: The people in here are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Things are going/doing well.' and 'She is going/doing well.' Which verb to use in each case?

In French, you could use the verb 'go' in both cases: 'Les choses vont bien.', meaning 'Things are turning out all right.' and 'Elle va bien.', meaning 'She is in good (physical and mental) ...
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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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What part of speech is “no” - negative pronoun, adverb or something else?

Is "no" - a negative pronoun, adverb or something else? There was no reply. The song was no strain on her voice. What do you think about this? Negative sentences with introductory "...
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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.