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    adverb

    Susan never had a cat before...what is the adverb in this sentence...is it never(adverb of frequency) or before (adverb of time)

    can there be two adverbs in one sentence?

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by Esuru View Post
    Susan never had a cat before...what is the adverb in this sentence...is it never(adverb of frequency) or before (adverb of time)

    can there be two adverbs in one sentence?

    thanks in advance
    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker

    I've never been there before -Three - .... as much as you can find .....

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by Esuru View Post
    Susan never had a cat before...what is the adverb in this sentence...is it never(adverb of frequency) or before (adverb of time)

    can there be two adverbs in one sentence?

    thanks in advance
    Susan never had a cat before what?

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Susan never had a cat before what?
    It's true. Good hint!
    .....before her!


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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by Esuru View Post
    Susan never had a cat before...what is the adverb in this sentence...is it never(adverb of frequency) or before (adverb of time)

    can there be two adverbs in one sentence?

    thanks in advance
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Esuru, good afternoon. (1) Yes, English allows two or more adverbs in one sentence. (2) I believe your sentence is fine: Susan NEVER (= at no time in the past) had a cat BEFORE (= previously). That is, Susan previously never had a cat, but now she does. In your nice sentence, "before " is an adverb. If you want to use it as a preposition, you could say, "Susan never had a cat before now." If you wish to use "before" as a conjunction, you could say, "Susan never had a cat before she moved to the Big Apple (New York City)." Thank you.

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Susan never had a cat before what?
    Susan never had a cat before, Sir!

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    Susan never had a cat before, Sir!
    Susan has never had a cat before, Sir. Take 100 lines.

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