Example sentences for: adverb

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

  • That is to say, the meaning of a sentence could be signaled--and thereby validated--by the use of a sentence adverb such as moreover, indeed , or however . Essentially, the thrust of the sentence was communicated in advance.

  • Serve a function is such a collocation as are (from the preceding paragraph) from the standpoint of, provide relief, present a [or no ] problem, as often [or any adjective/adverb] as , noun phrases like eye contact, lack of understanding, member of his [or any pronoun, name, or article] audience, background noise , and attention span . Those who have had experience with a person learning English as a foreign language are aware that a breakthrough seems to come as soon as the person starts using clichés and colloquial or slang expressions appropriately, even though the speaker's pronunciation may still be far from a native speaker's.

  • In the last two examples an adjective switches to an adverb.

  • As Koslowska correctly points out, the choice of adverb or adjective depends largely on the verb, adverb, or substantive being modified.

  • Bruce, it turned out, was the author of the 15-word super-sentence--a creation that not only contains an elliptical adverb clause of comparison, “than I [practised],” and a hidden noun clause, “[that] he stank,” but compacts the four phrases into the subordinate part and the three clauses into the main part.


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