• ADVERBS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    ADVERBS

    Adverbs are words that describe or modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, sentences, and sentence items, such as phrases and clauses, except nouns and nominals. Examples: Chinwe danced gracefully. Your food is almost/nearly ready. You acted too quickly. Lastly, we visited the amusement park. Hellen stopped right in front of me. The teacher frowned immediately he entered the class.   CLASSIFICATION OF ADVERBS We have six major classes of adverbs: Simple adverbs (or Adjuncts). Conjunctive adverbs (or Conjuncts). Disjunctive adverbs (or Disjuncts). Relative adverbs (or “Relajuncts”). Interrogative adverbs. Negative adverbs.   1) Simple Adverbs/Adjuncts A simple adverb (or an adjunct) simply modifies, adds to, or alters the meaning of a single…

  • ADVERB IDIOMS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    ADVERB IDIOMS

    These function as adverbs and, as such, many of them can be replaced by simple adverbs. Some examples appear below: From the foregoing, it is evident that many adverb idioms begin with prepositions and end with nouns. But there are a few others that may begin with adverbs and end with adverbs, or with determiners and end with nouns, or with adverbs and end with nouns, or with conjunctions and end with nouns, or even with nouns and end with nouns. Their form notwithstanding, adverb idioms tend to perform adverb functions. Some adverb idioms are, however, not replaceable by simple adverbs but by corresponding adverb phrases. They are more or…

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