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    Smile Adjuncts or Adverb

    .... It is nearly done.
    My question is: In this case, nearly, is an adverb or an adjuncts?
    Could you please explaim me why?
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Adjuncts or Adverb

    It's an adverb, not an adjunct. Adjuncts are non-essential parts of a sentence. That is, if you omitted nearly, the meaning of the resulting sentence changes:

    Test: Is nearly an adverb or an adjunct?
    [1] Is it nearly done? ~ Is it almost done?
    [2] Is it done? ~ Is it completed, finished? <meaning changes>

    Does that help?

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    Default Re: Adjuncts or Adverb

    Casiopea,
    Thank you so much that halpped a lot.
    I still have a question... Could you please give me some explanation about adjuncts?
    Thank you again.

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    Default Re: Adjuncts or Adverb

    Try here, first: Adjunct (grammar) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you have questions, let us know.

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    Default Re: Adjuncts or Adverb

    Thanks, Casiopea
    That's really helpful

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    You're most welcome.

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