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    Types of Adverbs

    What type of adverbs is each of these words essentiallly, mainly, largely, primarily, commonly?

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    What categorization are you using? That is, what types do you have to choose from?

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    What type of adverbs is each of these words essentiallly, mainly, largely, primarily, commonly?
    I'll assume you're asking about the meaning categories:

    "Essentially" can mean approximation as in "Your answer is essentially correct".
    "Mainly" and "primarily" are focusing modifiers as in "She was mainly/primarily concerned with her appearance".
    "Largely" is a degree modifier as in "My complaints to the management were largely ignored".
    "Commonly" is an adverb of frequency as in "Viruses like this are commonly encountered in poor countries".

    As with many adverbs, there can be some overlap of meaning, but I think those examples will give you a rough idea of what they do.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What categorization are you using? That is, what types do you have to choose from?
    I think it's likely that he's asking about the semantic categorisation; that's the usual way of classifying the various kinds of adverbs/adjuncts.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMatthews View Post
    I think it's clear that he's asking about the semantic categorisation; that's the usual way of classifying the various kinds of adverbs/adjuncts.
    This post just appeared in moderation. I approved it, but I have no idea why it was queued for moderation. I will look into it, and apologise for the inconvenience. Normally, restrictions about posting are automatically lifted after ten posts even if they contain links, so I don't know what is happening here. I am looking into it.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    They seem to be adverbs for focusing in some way.
    I'm not too sure about commonly, though. It can mean the same as often, which refers to frequency.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 15-Apr-2016 at 19:58.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    I don't see any real value in naming adverbs.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 15-Apr-2016 at 20:48.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I have no idea why it was queued for moderation. .
    See Rover's note on the deletion between posts 2 and 3.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    What type of adverbs is each of these words? essentiallly "Essentially, mainly, largely, primarily, commonly." ?
    Note my corrections above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Types of Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    See Rover's note on the deletion between posts 2 and 3.

    Nothing was still deleted when I posted.

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