Example sentences for: adverbs

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

  • A carelessness about inflection in Pepys's day is shown above with the examples of the objective I and who . Rarer back then was the use of whole phrases as single words as, for instance: to quickly and efficiently do this job, where the verb and two adverbs are treated together as a so-called split infinitive marked by to, instead of the prescribed to do this job quickly and efficiently, where only do is the infinitive marked as such by to and modified by two adverbs.

  • I should not like to have to face the task of listing all the adverbs that might be used with the verb run , even if it is restricted to cars: smoothly, quietly, silently, uninterruptedly, fitfully, intermittently, efficiently, well, faultlessly, beautifully, perfectly, poorly, badly, sluggishly, economically, swiftly, rapidly, quickly --and then one must be prepared to add the multi-word phrasal modifiers, like without a hitch, as if it would never stop, like a clock, like clockwork , etc.

  • ; “George, your sentences are repetitious; try varying your sentence openings with introductory adverbs, phrases, or clauses.”

  • 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.

  • 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.


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