31 Answered Questions for the topic adverbs

08/23/19

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

08/04/19

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

08/03/19

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?

06/27/19

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?

06/26/19

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?

06/21/19

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

06/20/19

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

06/20/19

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

06/20/19

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

06/17/19

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

06/17/19

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

06/02/19

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`?

05/20/19

“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?

04/29/19

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

04/28/19

Reword "increasingly too late"?

How should I fix a sentence which says "As X disappears, it is increasingly too late to do Y with X"? The sentence seems awkward to me, but "too late" is an adjective, so is the sentence... more

04/27/19

adverbs that contain the same meaning that's already in the verb of a sentence?

I am reading William Zinsser's book "On Writing Well". In it he writes: "But the secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components. Every word that serves no function,... more

04/23/19

When do we use "rarely, hardly, seldom"?

I'd like to know when should we use "rarely" and "hardly" and "seldom". Can we use these adverbs in the same situation? Or do we need to follow some criteria for using those different adverbs?

04/13/19

<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

03/30/19

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

03/27/19

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

03/26/19

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

03/21/19

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

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

03/21/19

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

03/17/19

Adverbial phrase vs "Adverbial clause"?

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

03/16/19

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
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