Position of adverbs_and_adverbial_phrases

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Position of adverbs_and_adverbial_phrases

  1. 1. POSITION OF ADVERBS AND ADVERBIAL PHRASES
  2. 2.   Adverbs can be a word or a phrase and they can: • Describe an action:  o He drank his wine slowly. • Modify adjectives:  The film is really dramatic. • Modify adverb o He works very hard.
  3. 3. Adverbs of manner     • They usually after the verb or phrase:  o He walked slowly.    • With passives they usually go in mid- position:  o The house was thoroughly cleaned.
  4. 4. Adverbs of frequency- indefinite frequency • They go before the main verb:  oI usually wake up at 6:40.   •  But they go after the verb to be. oHe is always late for work.
  5. 5. Adverbs of frequency- definite frequency • He goes to English lessons twice a week. • The magazine is published anually.
  6. 6. Focus adverbs: even, just, only They change their position according to what we want to emphazise, "the focus":  • I'm just kidding. • He only ate an apple. • He ate an apple only.
  7. 7. Adverbs of time     • They go at the end of a sentence. oSee you tomorrow!
  8. 8. Adverbs of degree     • Extremely, incredibly, very, etc, are used with adjectives and adverbs and go before them: o He's extremely tall, isn't he?
  9. 9. Adverbs of degree     • Much and a lot are often used with verbs and go after the verb or verb phrase: oHe doesn't go out a lot.
  10. 10. Adverbs of degree     • A little, a bit can be used with adjectives or adverbs: oHe's a bit messy. oThe exam was a bit hard.
  11. 11. Comment adverbs     • They give the speaker's opinion • They usually go at the beginning of a sentence: oObviously, clearly, luckily, ...
  12. 12. Other adverbs     They usually go in mid-position.     Just, even...

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