Flashcards in Adverbs, Adverbials and Adjunctions Deck (16):
What are Adverbs
An optional element of a clause.
Add extra information (modify) to other words, in particular verbs.
What are the uses of adverbs
To add extra information to a clause about either:
What are the three types of adverb
What are conjuncts
Adverbs which link a sentence to what has gone on before.
e.g. also, firstly, otherwise, moreover, however, then, besides
What are disjuncts
(sometimes known as sentence adverbials)
Comment on the rest of the sentence, in particular the desirability, probability or style.
e.g. admittedly, fortunately, possibly
What are adjuncts
Modify a verb and refer to space, time or process
e.g. above, there, inside, backwards
Answer questions of when or for how long.
e.g. yesterday, never, later, often
Answers questions of how something was done.
e.g. viciously, bravely, carelessly
What are Adverbials
A term used to describe the three types of phrases that can modify a verb or verb phrase
Types of adverbial
"she left rather unexpectedly"
"they left yesterday afternoon"
"they were singing in the rain"
Functions of adverbial clauses
add meaning to: