Example sentences for: adverbs

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

  • To make up for the missing verbs he attempted to add interest by scattering adjectives and adverbs everywhere.

  • 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 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.

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

  • The first, Nautical Prepositions, includes aback, abeam, about, abox, a-cockbill, adrift, and other words that are adverbs, not prepositions, along with ahoy and a few others beginning with a -: evidently the author believes that many nautical words beginning with a- are prepositions, which is simply not the case.

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