Thesaurus / adverbs
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Adverbs may be classified in two ways: according to the meaning of the words; according to their use in the sentence.

An English GrammarW. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

Side by side with these inflected forms are found comparative and superlative expressions making use of the adverbs more and most.

An English GrammarW. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

There are some adverbs which scarcely fall into any of the above classes and cannot be said to answer any of these questions.

Plain EnglishMarian Wharton

To the extent that adverbs are found as incorporated particles in verbs, the two parts of speech are undifferentiated.

This indicates the division of adverbs into simple and complex.

I like luxuriously and magnificently: these two adverbs joined together sound admirably.

French ClassicsWilliam Cleaver Wilkinson

Adverbs qualifying verbs or adjectives, designate varieties or classes of action and of quality.

What is the important distinction in the use of adverbs and adjectives?

Word Study and English GrammarFrederick W. Hamilton

The numerals of the language are converted into adverbs by the inflection ing, making one, once, &c.

They may be used either as nouns, adjectives or adverbs, and so are called noun clauses, adjective clauses or adverb clauses.

Plain EnglishMarian Wharton


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