Many adverbs end in “-ly”. If you are not sure of the part of speech a word would be, and it ends with “-ly”, it is probably an adverb.
Other examples of adverbs would be words that how something was done or the manner in which it was done. These would be words like:
Some adverbs tell the place of an action, or where it occurred. Adverbs like this would be:
Examples of adverbs that tell when an action occurred, or its time, include:
Adverbs can describe to what extent something was done or an action was executed, including:
One function of adverbs is to intensify the meaning of the word it is modifying. It does this by either putting more or less emphasis on the word, amplifying the meaning of the word, or to toning down the feeling of the word.
Here are some sentences with the emphasizing adverb underlined:
Sentences that amplify would be like:
Adverbs and adverb phrases that tone down the feeling or mood would include:
Adverb phrases function like adverbs. They can tell when, how, where, and to what extent or purpose. Adverb phrases can start with a preposition.
Some examples of these are:
Adverb phrases can also start with the infinitive form of a verb, like in these examples: to buy a car, to support the team, or to show her mother.
Here is a list of sentences with the adverb phrase underlined:
An adverb or adverb phrase is a workhorse in the world of grammar, changing and enhancing the meaning of their partner verbs.
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