Example sentences for: adverb

How can you use “adverb” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The numbers in the above sentence indicate the beginning of each phrase and subordinate clause-- (1) adverb clause: “When people who swing want to see what's happening” modifies the verb try in the main clause; (2) adjective clause: “who swing” modifies the noun people ; (3) infinitive phrase: “to see what's happening” acts as the direct object of the verb want ; (4) noun clause: “what's happening” acts as the direct objective of the infinitive “to see”; (5) gerund phrase: “attending parties given by hipsters” acts as the direct object of the verb try ; (6) participial phrase: “given by hipster” modifies the noun parties ; (7) perpositional phrase: “by hipsters” modifies the passive participle given . In subsequent sentences I shall provide numbers but leave the reader to identify the structures, which will appear in varying orders, so as to avoide cluttering the discussion with labyrinthine explanations like this one.

  • These are: prepositional phrase, participial phrase, gerund phrase, infinitive phrase, adverb clause, adjective clause, and noun clause.

  • a word (as the noun book), hyphened or open compound (as the verb book-match or the noun book review), word element (as the affix pro-), abbreviation (as agt), verbalized symbol (as Na), or term (as man in the street) entered alphabetically in a dictionary for the purpose of definition or identification or expressly included as an inflected form (as the noun mice or the verb saw) or as a derived form (as the noun godlessness or the adverb globally) or related phrase (as one for the book) run on at its base word and usu.

  • In addition to being eminently readable, my super-sentence is characterized by two clever strokes: a clause within a phrase within phrase within a clause within a phrase in the first five words, and the distillation of the adverb clause into a two-word cluster, “when [he was] challenged,” instead of the previous three words, “more than I.” Not only are all the structures as concise as they can be, but, with the exception of the subject, Leadere , all nouns, adjectives, and adverbs are now replaced by phrases and clauses.

  • After all, the use of a hyphen in adverb/adjective compounds is a matter of style, which can be described in a rule: in position before a noun, compounds with well --indeed, any not ending in - ly --like well-heeled, well-known, well-thought-out , are hyphenated, as in well-heeled gambler, well-known man-about-town, a well-thought-out plan ; but when they are in predicative position, as in Is she well heeled enough to sit in on our game?


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