Example sentences for: adverbs

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Good advice is given about hyphens and adverbs ending in -ly preceding adjectives: were I being pernickety, I should say that the word modifier is not necessarily applied only to words that precede a noun, and that the rules change when a modifier is in apositive or predicative position, as in a well-known man vs. a man well known for his generosity .


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