25 Answered Questions for the topic adverbs


Is there any hard and fast rule for placing a coordinate adjective that is modified by an adverb first in a set or series of such adjectives?

For example, I want to describe a special type of fire. I could say, "Extremely hot, flowing yellowish-green flames began to come off of the wood," or I could say, "Flowing, extremely hot... more


Can an adverb modify a noun?

Is it right to say:> the scientifically literate? The reason I ask is that "The literate" is a noun. And the adverb *scientifically* modifies it. But as far as I know, adverbs cannot modifies... more


Appointed as or just "appointed"?

Is it more correct to say>a) John was appointed as manager of ACME.or>b) John was appointed manager of ACME.Or are they interchangeable?


Why do people say "Go down this road" or "Go down this corridor" instead of saying "Go straight"?

I was wondering, when giving directions, is it correct to say "go straight" instead of "go down"? Does down and straight in the context of giving directions mean the same thing?


Difference between 'eat soup hot' and 'eat hot soup'?

Can anyone explain the difference between the following sentences?1. I eat most kinds of soup hot.2. I eat most kinds of hot soup.Earlier today, one of my non-English speaking friends asked me the... more


Is this sentence grammatically correct? Adverb clause?

When I got back my test recently, I oddly found that my English teacher thinks that there is an error in the usage of adverbial clauses in > "It seems that moving the body while learning, which... more


Is this usage of "now" correct?

Consider this piece of a poem: >Crouched at the elder's feet, the knight >Now kissed his hand in exultation. >The world before his eyes turned bright, >Forgot his spirit's sore... more


Which clause does the adverb modify in this sentence?

I have the following sentence: > "The KKK was a secret organization; apart from a few top leaders *the members **never** revealed their membership **and** wore masks in public*." Does the adverb... more


Is there a term for the linguistic phenomenon where a word in a sentence describes the sentence itself instead of just the elements in the sentence?

I'm thinking specifically of they way words like "frankly" are sometimes used in modern English. Take the sentence: "His speech was uninhibited, unprepared, and *frankly* insulting to half of his... more
Adverbs Grammar Japanese


Can totemo be used with daisuki or daikirai?

**totemo** means "very" **suki** means "like" **daisuki** means "like very much" If I really like something can I use `totemo totemo daisuki desu`?


“Ora” vs. “adesso”. What are the differences?

Quando si usa *ora* e quando *adesso*? Sembra che le due parole abbiano lo stesso significato. Ci sono differenze?


Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?

I'm curious if there is any difference in nuance between these two sentences: 1. 彼は少なくとも週に一度車を洗う。 2. 彼は週に少なくとも一度車を洗う。 I'm aware that grammatically speaking both are 100% right, but this question... more


<adv> versus <adv>+と versus <adv>+に?

I often see adverbs used in one of three ways: 1) Adverb appears in isolation in a sentence: > **あまり** 好きじゃないんですが。 2) Adverb is followed by に > **別々に** お願いします。 >... more
Adverbs Grammar Italian


Are "mattina" and "pomeriggio" also adverbs?

Clearly "mattina" and "pomeriggio" are nouns. For example *"la mattina ha l'oro in bocca"* uses "mattina" as subject of the phrase.However, when I say "Ci vediamo domani mattina" is "mattina" an... more


What is the difference between "scheinbar" and "anscheinend"?

I often hear both variants:> Der Zug ist scheinbar schon abgefahren. > Der Zug ist anscheinend schon abgefahren.Is there a difference in meaning or can both expressions be used interchangeably? more

Is unwillkürlich the opposite of willkürlich?

My dictionary translates *willkürlich* as *arbitrary* and *unwillkürlich* as *involuntary*. I do not understand in what sense these concepts are opposites. Could someone give an example where this... more


Is it "Yours faithfully" or "Yours sincerely"?

When should one sign a letter with "Yours faithfully" or "Yours sincerely"?


Henceforth vs. "hereinafter"?

What is the most suitable way to express that a sentence/word will be "replaced by" another sentence/word, from that point (in a text, for instance)?> * Henceforth called/named...* Hereinafter... more


Adverbial phrase vs "Adverbial clause"?

Please tell me what the difference is between an *adverbial phrase* and an *adverbial clause*.
Adverbs Grammar Clauses


Adverb clause: his delight evident?

I recently have come across a clause, *his delight evident*, reading a novel. Which I have found tricky to understand. I have been able to get to the meaning yet not to the structure it possesses.... more


Solo vs soltanto vs solamente?

I was trying to find out how to translate the word "only" and found three separate words. Could someone help me understand when each of these is used and what the differences are between them?... more


first time as an adverb meaning "for the first time"?

Can **first time** be used as an adverb meaning "for the first time", e.g. *when I met him first time* (Confession Tapes, third episode, 02:40)


Are adverbs frowned upon in proper English (academic writing)?

I understand that "proper English" is vague, but what I mean is, are adverbs to be avoided in scholarly writing? For example, let's say that I am wanting to publish an article in scholarly magazine... more


They live a very _(low/lowly) life.

Fill qith appropriate adverb


The children donate _______ to help the tsunami victims.

What is the suitable adverbs for the question? 

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