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    Hi every one Please in this sentence
    "The maid had run screaming" I want to know if screaming is an adverb
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    Hello, kira87.

    I agree with you that "screaming" in your sentence functions adverbially.
    I wouldn't call it an adverb.

    I hope my response will be of some help to you.

    (Edit)
    Please pay more attention to your punctuation next time - a period/full stop, comma, etc.
    And I quote from one of Rover_KE's posts: 'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    ('The maid had run screaming' would have been a better title.)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 17-Mar-2014 at 16:54.

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    Hi thank you i'm new in english and I from algeria (my native language is french )
    Please can you explain me more what is functions adverbially and why the is ing form.
    Thank.

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    #4
    Hello, again.

    1. The maid ran fast. Here, "fast" is an adverb modifying the verb "ran"
    2. The maid ran screaming. Here, "screaming" (the "-ing form"/ the present participle of "scream") functions in the same way as "fast". So, it functions adverbially.

    The "-ing form"/ the present participle can function like an adverb.

    For your reference (Please scroll down to 'Participles Used as Adverbs'): http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstruc...articiples.htm

    I hope my explanation is clear enough for you to understand the matter.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 17-Mar-2014 at 19:08. Reason: corrected a typo

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    #5
    Hi thank you Please can you give a tips for learning gramma and a good website (I read the rules but after I week i forget it)
    Thank you

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    #6
    Hello.

    Well, that's a difficult question to answer.
    My advice for you would be: Use English as much as you can!
    You forget it because you don't use it.

    You can always ask your questions here in UsingEnglish. We are here to help you.
    I'll be happy to help you whenever I can. Good luck!

    P.S.
    It's 'grammar', not 'gramma', as MikeNewYork corrected in your other thread.

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    Hi thank you please Can you give me a good website or book to learn grammar
    Thank you

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    #8
    Hello.

    As for grammar books, I would strongly recommend that you use Practical English Usage and English Grammar in Use.
    I personally find this website very useful.

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    Hi. Thank you for your help​.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Mar-2014 at 19:02. Reason: Correcting punctuation.

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    #10
    Your appreciation is welcome,Kira, but there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you, especially as it is badly punctuated and puts somebody to the trouble of correcting it. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

    Please note the following rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Capitalise all proper nouns (English, London, Shakespeare etc).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.

    (Emsr2d2)


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