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The place of adverbs

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The place of adverbs

  1. 1. There are generally four possible positions for adverbs in the sentence: at the head of the between the subject and before the word the at the end of the sentence predicate, or, if the adverb modifiers sentence predicate is a complicated form, the adverb appears after the first auxiliary verb, link-verb or a modal verb.adverbs of indefinite • sometimes • The Adverb + • yet (уже) standstime (always, often, have to, used to in the end of theseldom, just, already, • yet (еще) can sentenceyet, usually, still, stand after the • sometimessoon…) particle “not” or after the object or after a verb • sometimes (before a verb)adverbs of time • tomorrow, • tomorrow • today, • today • yesterday • yesterday • before • lately • recently • daily (monthly, weekly…)
  2. 2. Adverbs of place and +direction (abroad, Eg. The young peopleashore, below, were enjoyingdownstairs, everywhere, themselves outside.here, outside, to andfro…)adverbs of manner occasionaly (in this case • after a verb if it is(badly, deeply, fast, the adverb modifiers intransitivequickly, somehow, not only the predicative • after the object orwell…) verb, but also a subject) before the verb if it is transitive (but not between the verb and the object) • before the verb if there is an infinitive after the verb.adverbs of degree or • are usually • if they modifyintensifiers (enough, placed before the verbsmuch, nearly, pretty, word theyquite, rather, so, modify.terribly, too, very…) • enough when it modifies an adjective or an adverb, is placed in post-position
  3. 3. to them; when it modifiers a noun – before or after. • much, little – after the verb.Focusing adverbs • most of them • too, either (тоже,(exactly, just, merely, precede the word так же) is used inonly, simply, again, they refer to the end of thealso, either, even, • too (слишком) – sentence.too…) before the word it determines.viewpoint adverbs • are usually found(economically, morally, in the beginningpolitically ...) of the sentence, marked off by comma.attitudinal adverbs + +(which express e.g. Honestly, we e.g. He is wiselyspeaker’s comment on knew nothing about staying at homethe content of what he it. tonight.is saying)conjunctive adverbs + + +(above all, anyhow, e.g. However, when e.g. She was e.g. The corridor wasanyway, as a result, at the train had nevertheless too full of peopleany rate, besides, by the stopped… tired to do that. anyway.way, for example, in

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