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    Definition on adverbs.

    Hi teachers,
    I've found this explanation and what puzzles me is the word 'everything'. Is it really appropriate for it?
    Adverbs are words that modify
    everything but nouns and pronouns. They modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs. A word is an adverb if it answers how, when, or where.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Definition on adverbs.

    It's a clumsy construction. A more helpful definition would be '
    Adverbs are words that
    modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs, but not nouns or pronouns'. (Funny how the editor starts new lines where you don't want them.)

    It's rather like saying 'You can have any chocolate you fancy from this box, except the orange cream, nougat and Turkish delight'.

    Rover

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    Re: Definition on adverbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's a clumsy construction. A more helpful definition would be '
    Adverbs are words that
    modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs, but not nouns or pronouns'. (Funny how the editor starts new lines where you don't want them.) If that was the only one, I'd be happy.

    It's rather like saying 'You can have any chocolate you fancy from this box, except the orange cream, nougat and Turkish delight'.

    Rover
    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply and help.

    Best,
    L54

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