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    Sentence adverbs

    Hi,

    I'd like to know the meaning of "sentence adverbs"

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    Re: Sentence adverbs

    They modify a whole sentence, often giving the speaker's opinion:

    Unfortunately, it rained all afternoon.

    'Unfortunately' expresses what the speaker thinks about it having rained. Also, the are normally separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma(s).

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    Re: Sentence adverbs

    Hi,
    I'd like to know the other adverbs which modify the all sentence.

    Regards

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    Re: Sentence adverbs

    There are many- if it can be used to express an opoinion (wisely, regrettably, etc), it can be used as a sentence adverb. But don't forget that most can also be used as ordinary adverbs:
    He spoke wisely- adverb modifying the verb
    Wisely, he decided not to say anything- sentence adverb

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