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    Adverb - Adverbial

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain to me the difference between an adverb and an adverbial? Are they the same or not?

    Thank you very much!


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    Re: Adverb - Adverbial

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    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain to me the difference between an adverb and an adverbial? Are they the same or not?

    Thank you very much!
    An adverbial element is a (group of) word(s) functioning as an adverb. Adverb ... add plus verb. As its name implies, adverbs add to the meaning of a verb; they qualify it.

    I provide you with information to help you better understand grammar.
    The part in bold is an adverbial phrase, an infinitive clause that explains the reason behind my act of providing you with information. It adds to the meaning of 'provide', thus adverbial in nature.

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    Re: Adverb - Adverbial

    Thank you for the explanation.
    And if I say: He sings well.

    Is "well" an adverbial or adverb? Since you have said tht an adverbial might be also one word.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marvan View Post
    Thank you for the explanation.
    And if I say: He sings well.

    Is "well" an adverbial or adverb? Since you have said tht an adverbial might be also one word.
    It is an adverbial element, and adverb. It is adverbial in nature.

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    Re: Adverb - Adverbial

    OK thanks!

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