Example sentences for: adverbs

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

  • For instance, I am not entirely sure what purpose is served in long lists of words ending in - ly that are adverbs formed on adjectives: a formula would not only have sufficed but would enable some words, like kindly and friendly , to have been especially marked.

  • In a short section in which Postmodifying adverbs with adjectives are discussed, confusion is confounded by juxtaposing stiff neck with We were worried stiff .

  • But the preferred American convention of writing as two words an adverb-adjective combination when the adverb ends in - ly is also violated: British practice calls for widely-spread, closelyrelated (which appear under Athapaskan ), while standard practice in the US would write these as two words, hyphenating only modifying adverbs not ending in - ly : well-known, well-thought-of, easygoing . (These rules change if the combination appears in predicative position.)

  • Would Mellinkoff banish such useful words as heretofore, theretofore, hereto, and therefor ? Would we abandon the subjunctive mood, adverbs, Latin idioms, bon mots, and the like?

  • There are four appendices: Nautical Prepositions (many of which would be classed (also) as adverbs by a grammarian); Changed Spellings and Corrupted Word Forms; Nautical Terms Related to Human Anatomy; Nautical Terms Derived from the Land.


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