#EngTrivia: Adverbial Phrase

Heyya, fellas! How are you doing? Ready for today’s #EngTrivia session? As promised last week, we’ll talk about the Adverbial Phrase in today’s #EngTrivia. Let’s start, shall we?

Adverbs are one of the four major word classes, along with nouns, verbs, and adjectives.slide1

 

Adverbs are words that modify verbs and adjectives. Adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what conditions something happen or happened.

 

Example: Adverb which modifies verb. slide2

 

Example: Adverb which modifies adjective. slide3

 

Example: Adverb which modifies other adverb. slide4

 

When a group of words, not containing a subject and verb, acts as an adverb, it is called an adverbial phrase. slide5

 

Adverbial phrase is the term for two or more words which play the role of an adverb. We use adverb phrases most commonly to modify verbs.

When used to modify a verb, an adverb (including adverbial phrase and adverbial clause) will usually describe when, where and how.

When? How often?

An adverbial phrase of time states WHEN or HOW OFTEN something happens.

Example 1: Adverbial Phrase stating WHEN something happens. slide6

 

Example 2: Adverbial Phrase stating WHEN something happens. slide7

 

Example 3: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW OFTEN something happens. slide8

 

Example 4: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW OFTEN something happens. slide9

 

Where?

An adverbial phrase of place states WHERE something happens.

Example 1: Adverbial Phrase stating WHERE something happens.slide10

 

Example 2: Adverbial Phrase stating WHERE something happens.slide11

 

Example 3: Adverbial Phrase stating WHERE something happens. slide12

 

Example 4: Adverbial Phrase stating WHERE something happens.slide13

 

How

An adverbial phrase of manner states HOW something is done.

Example 1: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW something is done. slide14

 

Example 2: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW something is done. slide15

 

Example 3: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW something is done. slide16

 

Example 4: Adverbial Phrase stating HOW something is done. slide17

 

That’s a wrap for today, fellas! I hope the explanation was not too complicated.  Thanks for tuning in to today’s #EngTrivia. Also don’t miss tomorrow’s #EngQuiz on transitive and intransitive verbs.

 

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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