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    Question How can I recognise adverbs?

    how i can know adverb phrases from other ?

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    They treated them roughly. >> i think this sentence is adj
    but it is not , it is adverb
    i dont know why ??#


    plz tell me .why is it adverb ?

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    Welcome to the forums, hudajamal.

    I have edited your title to make it plainer.

    Quote Originally Posted by hudajamal View Post
    How can I recognise an adverb?

    Example :

    They treated them roughly.

    Please tell me why it is an adverb.
    Adverbs modify verbs. 'Roughly' tells us how they were treated.

    Like 'roughly', adverbs very often end in '-ly'.

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    thanK you ROVER_KE


    BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN them:


    1- They treated them roughly.( ADV )


    2- Feelings ran highly.( ADJ )


    Same have < ly > in a sentence

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    "Highly" is an adverb, see http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/highly

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    'Feelings ran highly' is an ungrammatical sentence.

    'Feelings ran high' is correct ('high' here is one of those adverbs which don't end in '-ly').

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    "Highly" is an adverb.

    In "She is highly skilled", it means "to a great degree" and it modifies an adjective. Remember that adverbs don't just modify verbs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    "Live" (no "-ly") can be used as an adverb while "lively" is an adjective, so consulting dictionaries may be the best way to identify adverbs.

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    One strategy for identifying adverbs is to ask which question the word answers. Adverbs answer:
    How?
    Why?
    Where?
    When?

    In your example, the question is "How did they treat them?" The answer is "roughly".

    See more information here.

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    thanks for all

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    Re: How can I recognise adverbs?

    Clicking on the "Thank" button can obviate the need for a new post saying "thanks".

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