Aaverb phrase nawal al shehry-0879066

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  • 1. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    Adverb Phrase
    By
    Nawal Ahmad Al-Shehri
    ID:0879066
    Syntax 334 Lane
  • 2. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    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
  • 3. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    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.
  • 4. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    e.g.
    Huda walks very fast
    S
    NP VP
    N V AdvP
    Deg Adv
    Huda walks very fast
    S P Adverbial
  • 5. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    •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.
  • 6. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    e.g.
    Unfortunately, he travelled
    S
    AdvP NP VP
    Adv Pro V
    unfortunately he travelled
    Adverbial S P
  • 7. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    e.g.
    He unfortunately travelled
    S
    NP AdvP VP
    Pro Adv V
    he unfortunately travelled
    S Adverbial P
  • 8. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    e.g.
    He travelled unfortunately
    S
    NP VP AdvP
    Pro V Adv
    he travelled unfortunately
    S P Adverbial
  • 9. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    So, sentence adverbs modify the whole sentence and can appear in more than
    one position.
  • 10. Nawal Al-Shehri
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    Thank
    You