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Adverbs modifying determiners



adverbs modifying determiners, numerals and pronouns

adverbs modifying determiners, numerals and pronouns



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  • • Adverbs such as almost, nearly, hardly, about, etc., can be used in the following ways: Example: • Almost everybody came in the end. • Not many people attended the party. • Nearly twenty cars were damaged in the earthquake.
  • • Adverbs can modify adjectives, but an adjectives cannot modify an adverb. • Thus, it is possible to say that:  The students showed a really positive change The students showed a positively tremendous improvement My lecturer is totally upset. • But not:- Χ He works total hard.
  • • Like adjectives, adverbs can have comparative and superlative forms to show degree:- Examples: Speak louder if you want me to hear you. The student who finishes the fastest will be given a prize.
  • • More and most, less and least to show the degree with adverb: Examples: Barefooted, the thief could run more quickly. The dresses were the most beautifully tailored creations I've ever chosen. She worked less hard after her accident. That was the least skillfully staged performance I've seen in many years.
  • • An adverb can also be used without the 'ly' form as in: He always arrives late. • On the other hand, the adverb 'lately' carries a different meaning: Lately, he never arrives on time. In some cases, the adverb form without the 'ly' is used for casual situations: She certainly drives slow in her new Mercedes. He spoke sharp and quick.
  • • Adverbs can also function as intensifiers, conveying a greater or lesser emphasis to actions. • There are three kinds of intensifiers: emphasise, amplify or downtone. Examples: Emphasisers: I really don't want the children to be here. He casually walked into the house. He simply ignored all warnings.
  • Amplifiers: Her husband completely rejected her wish. The wife absolutely refuses to accept his gift. She so hated him. Downtoners: • She sort of felt betrayed by him. • Yannie mildly disapproved his idea. • The relationship can be improved to some extent.
  • EXERCISES IDENTIFY ADVERBS 1. The ballerina danced gracefully. 2. There is not much salt left in the jar. 3. Those who arrived early shall receive a reward. 4.He was slightly offended by his remarks. 5.The monkey went completely banana over bananas. 6.Santa Claus came to town yesterday.
  • 7. She is a friendly teacher. 8. Shawn Michaels worked totally hard for his examination. 9. But it ended up as a total failure. 10. He was very frustrated. 11. So he went absolutely beserk and kick almost everyone within his vision field. 12. About twenty men were injured during the assault.