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  • n. Plural form of adverb.

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Examples

  • -- _Compose sentences in which five of these adverbs shall modify adjectives, and five shall modify adverbs_: --

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • Among its refinements may be ranked those procedures by which verbs and nouns have been so modified and contracted as to form what we call adverbs, distributives, conjunctions, and prepositions; for I presume it will be readily conceded, that conciseness, as well as copiousness and perspicuity in language, is the offspring of refinement.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • My fear, though – and soundly founded on ample evidence – is that the correct use of “- ly” in adverbs is dying a slowly wrought death.

    Slow down a second « Motivated Grammar

  • In most cases in English, adverbs and adjectives should immediately precede the word they modify, with the freedom to change the arrangement when a prepositional phrase or long series of modifiers causes a lack of clarity.

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  • Well, the secret of sentential adverbs is simply that there’s nothing wrong with them either.

    2010 March « Motivated Grammar

  • Prepositions are sometimes erroneously called adverbs, when their nouns are understood.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • They are called adverbs, which means to a verb, that is, added to a verb.

    Our Own Primary Grammar for the Use of Beginners.

  • In other words, Mrs. Norris, although luckless in the matter of "adverbs," memory contests, and backgammon tourneys, has established charades.

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  • Such has been their effect on the Queen's English that it is rumored that the next edition of Wren and Martin's grammar book will have a chapter right after "adverbs" called "ad-adjectives" to denote the new parts of speech created by pre-fixing a corporate sponsor's name before a noun.

    Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind

  • Hiragana are also widely used in materials for children, textbooks, animation and comic books, to write Japanese words which are not normally written with kanji, such as adverbs and some nouns and adjectives, or for words whose kanji are obscure or obsolete.

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