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|تاريخ التسجيل : || 11/01/2011|
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|وسائل الإتصال:|موضوع: ADVERBS ••Definition: ADVERBS ••Definition:
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Adverbs are words that modify..
[• a verb (He drove slowly. — How did he drive?)
• an adjective (He drove a very fast car. — How fast was his car?)
• another adverb (She moved quite slowly down the aisle. — How slowly did she move?)
As we will see, adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what
conditions something happens or happened. Adverbs frequently end in
-ly; however, many words and phrases not ending in -ly serve an
adverbial function and an -ly ending is not a guarantee that a word is
an adverb. The words lovely, lonely, motherly, friendly, neighborly,
for instance, are adjectives: That lovely woman lives in a friendly neighborhood.
••Kinds of adverbs :• Adverbs of MannerShe moved slowly and spoke quietly.• Adverbs of PlaceShe has lived on the island all her life.
She still lives there now.• Adverbs of FrequencyShe takes the boat to the mainland every day.
She often goes by herself.• Adverbs of TimeShe tries to get back before dark.
It's starting to get dark now.
She finished her tea first.
She left early.• Adverbs of PurposeShe drives her boat slowly to avoid hitting the rocks.
She shops in several stores to get the best buys.
••Positions of AdverbsOne of the hallmarks of adverbs is
their ability to move around in a sentence. Adverbs of manner are
particularly flexible in this regard.
• Solemnly the minister addressed her congregation.
• The minister solemnly addressed her congregation.
• The minister addressed her congregation solemnly.The following adverbs of frequency appear in various points in these sentences:
• Before the main verb:I never get up before nine o'clock. • Between the auxiliary verb and the main verb:I have rarely written to my brother without a good reason
. • Before the verb used to:
I always used to see him at his summer home.Indefinite adverbs of time can appear either before the verb or between the auxiliary and the main verb:
• He finally showed up for batting practice.
• She has recently retired.
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