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    grammar term

    I am just curious to know what the grammatical term for using adverbs to describe how the action was done, so in the examples below . . .

    "please pass the sugar" she asked sweetly
    "I can see your knickers" she said briefly
    He was relieved to have the bathroom door fixed

    how sweetly is a true description of sugar, briefs and knickers, and bathroom and relieved

    Hope this makes sense and many thanks for your help
    Annette

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    Re: grammar term

    1. "Please, pass the sugar", she asked sweetly."
    (adverb of manner; modifies the verb "asked"; answers the question "How (did she ask it)?")

    2. "I can see your knickers", she said briefly."
    (adverb of manner; modifies the verb "said"; answers the question, "How did she say it?")

    3. "He was relieved to have the bathroom door fixed."
    (adverb of purpose; answers the question, "Why (was he relieved)?"

    All the best, :D

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