Example sentences for: adverbs

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

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

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

  • Deciding that the normal rules of punctuation and grammar promoted old-fashioned sentiment, she came up with new rules of her own (question marks and exclamation points verboten ; evocative nouns and adjectives dangerous; adverbs excellent, because they're about nothing more than the relationship between words).

  • 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.)

  • Again and again one hears local and national broadcasters according an extra syllable to past participles as if the words were back-formed from adverbs, e.g., allegèd, assurèd, composèd, markèd, suffusèd, supposèd.

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