Nawal Al-Shehri 1 Adverb Phrase By Nawal Ahmad Al-Shehri ID:0879066 Syntax 334 Lane
Nawal Al-Shehri 2 The Adverb Phrase: •The adverb phrase consists of adverb preceded optionally by a degree adverb. •It consists of one word or more than one word. •Adverbs often add information in relation to circumstances of manner , time or place. •many adverbs end in –ly but not all adverbs. e.g. he speaks loudly she walks fast
Nawal Al-Shehri 3 The Rule: AdvP (deg) + Adv •degree adverbs include words like quite, too, highly, extremely ,less , rather and so on. •An adverb is said to modify a verb , so a degree adverb is said to modify or limit the sense of an adverb.
Nawal Al-Shehri 4 e.g. Huda walks very fast S NP VP N V AdvP Deg Adv Huda walks very fast S P Adverbial
Nawal Al-Shehri 5 •Adverb phrases are not only modify verbs but adjectives and whole sentences too. •Sentence adverbs can appear in a range of sentence positions and often express an attitude or evaluation. •They include words like frankly , certainly , actually , perhaps ,and unfortunately.
Nawal Al-Shehri 6 e.g. Unfortunately, he travelled S AdvP NP VP Adv Pro V unfortunately he travelled Adverbial S P
Nawal Al-Shehri 7 e.g. He unfortunately travelled S NP AdvP VP Pro Adv V he unfortunately travelled S Adverbial P
Nawal Al-Shehri 8 e.g. He travelled unfortunately S NP VP AdvP Pro V Adv he travelled unfortunately S P Adverbial
Nawal Al-Shehri 9 So, sentence adverbs modify the whole sentence and can appear in more than one position.