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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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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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is it correct to use the adverb “possibly” this way in a sentence?

Is it right to say: These are the possibly required files by the dean. I mean the use of "possibly" here: is it correct?
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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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Interrogative adverb vs interrogative pronoun

Is this sentence first word Where did you find the book at last? Is (Where) an interrogative pronoun/adverb?
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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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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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“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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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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“Here” Adverb or adjective

I'm here. I have been here In this two sentences, I'm confused "here" is whether adjective or adverb. As I know linking verbs follow adjective not adverb, it (here) would be adjective,isn't it?
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There and to there/thereto

Please, help me to solve this moment, which has been torturing me for a long time The sentence: -Where are you, he can't see you, you are already going somewhere there or only to there? I mean I ...
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Usage of ''as'' before adjective

Can I use "as" to make adjective into adverb like examples below: 1) I always think as different from other people. 2) I always think differently from other people. Are both sentences have same ...
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“Off” VS. “Off something”

1) Spend a hundred dollars and get 10% off 2) Approximately, on Black Friday you get 25% off any item you buy. As I know, that most prepositions have dual functions: as a preposition if it is ...
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Proper use of 'there'

There is an adverb but in the following sentence as pronoun. It first said he left the mission freely, contradicting Turkish media reports that he was murdered in there. Is this correct?
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“surely” vs. “really"

This really looks bad. vs. This surely looks bad. What is the difference between the adverbs surely and really? Don’t they both lay emphasis on certainity? Also: You surely do know how ...
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Which part of speech is “left” in this sentence?

I've always thought (perhaps, erroneously) that if there is some ambiguity in determining whether the given word is an adjective or a past participle, you need to look at whether the "source" of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very many , when to use

In fact, very many people think differently. I read that very can be used to intensify "many", but I don't often come across it in the texts. Where can it be used, in formal or colloquial speech?
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What is 'always' modifying?

There's always somebody at home in the evenings. We're not always this busy! Ellie always was very good at art. I think it is modifying 'is, are, was'. Can't I think 'is, are, was' mean '...
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How could an adverb come straight after a transitive verb?

What I know, or what we have been taught is we could not put adverbs directly after a verb when the verb is transitive. Could you tell me how is this possible if “had” is a transitive verb here in ...
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how to express adverbials by using preposition“with”

how can we express "she was going home and at the same time she was crying" she was going home with crying or she was going home by crying. could you please help me?
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Which sentence is “however” contrasting in this context?

Now research shows the night is getting even brighter. From 2012 to 2016 the earth's artificially lit area expanded by an estimated 2.2 percent a year (map), according to a study published last ...
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Using coordinating conjunction with conjunctival adverbs

Why do we omit the comma that comes after a conjunctival adverbs when the adverb is preceded by a coordinating conjunction? My dog had got provoked./; Therefore, he bit my friend. My dog had ...
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Can adverbs describe nouns

Can adverbs describe nouns? Down here are some examples I came up with(don't know if they are correct): 1 The party "tonight" will be great. 2 The project "since 2001" is a dead ...
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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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Confused “Complements and adjuncts” in these sentences “Did I hear this correct?” & “Am I reading this right?”

Source Complements and adjuncts are different. A complement is necessary in order to complete the meaning. An adjunct is not necessary, and adds extra information. Compare He put the cake ...
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“moving along/ahead/further between…”

"Buses moving along/ahead between the repeated stops in front of the terminals." Context. A street in front of an airport, with several bus stops, for each terminal following. Imagine LAX World Way ...
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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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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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where to place indeterminate pronouns/determiners/adverbs in a sentence like “we've all been studying”

In the sentence "we've also all been studying" are the "also" (in Spanish is categorized as adverb of affirmation) and "all" (in Spanish is categorized as indeterminate pronoun or determinant) being ...
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An “s” at the end of “toward”, “inward”, “forward”, “backward”, “outward”, “upward”, “downward”

I hunger to know whether it's true that an "s" at the end of such adverb as "inward", "forward", "backward", "outward", "upward", "downward", and "toward" (as a preposition only) is a choice of ...
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Usage of “down” as a preposition and adverb

What does down mean in these statements? As a preposition: She was walking down the street. As an adverb: to go down to Miami/Florida.
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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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adverb “to” at the end of statements

Could anybody explain me why this adverb places sometimes to the final of statements? What does it mean? Why is this there? Is this adverb a kind of grammatical particle? I can´t understand!: Example:...
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The usage of *undoubtedly*,*doubtless*, *doubtlessly* and *no doubt*

I found out that doubtless can be used as an adverb as well as undoubtedly.And I don't see the difference. Could someone kindly explain if there's any? Then I found doubtlessly, which is not in every ...
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Are + plural noun or singular?

It sounds correct to me to say. She is actually a man. (Regardless how weird the sentence is) But in this situation as we take plural subject. they are actually surprises. It sounds a bit ...
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Specific differences between similar structures:

What are the differences between adverb structures, so much/ this much/ that much and so many/ this many/ that many? And how do I tell one from the another? How can I use them? Thanks.
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Change one's facial appearance “drastically”

Edited: Once somewhere I read a sentence (I don't remember where),but I note that down. He has drastically changed his facial appearance. The text was talking about a guy who had changed ...
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Getting result of long sentence

I wrote this sentence In our approach, we rely mainly on the web page's content rather than its structure, in order to /so to provide more maintainable and robust wrappers. To get result from a ...
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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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Use of definite article with superlative adverbs

What is the exact rule of using the definite article with superlative adverbs? Had asked this question on the English language and usage site also, but no exact answer was given. For example: "...
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A problem regarding only

In the following sentence The CEO only discussed the new venture with his manager. According to the answer keys provided the above sentence is wrong. They say only should be used before the CEO ...
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He lives as he wants

Which is correct? He lives as he wants He lives how he wants
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What is the grammar for “it mistakenly believed” in this sentence?

I just find a sentence in NYTimes quite uncomfortable even though it reads quite smooth and articulate. I never saw that kind of sentence structure as following. By putting off repairs that it ...
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What is the difference between “He talks in a confident way” and “He talks confidently”?

Later statement seems concise and commonly used. Do both of these sentences necessarily means the same thing?
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Any more\anymore\any longer\no longer\ no more

I wanted to say a sentence below but I made whole 5 variants of how it could be said. Do they really mean the same or the differ somehow? 1) From what shelf will people not be taking milk any ...