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  1. Matt
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    Adverbs

    In the following sentences, can you please tell me which are the adverbs and the word it modifies?

    1) Amazingly agile performers balance on the high wire and flip from one trapeze to another.

    2)Between these acts, clowns entertain the audience with their outrageously crazy antics.

    3)Unquestionably, circuses captivate people of all ages.

    Is it, (1) amazingly (adverb) agile (word modified)
    (2) outrageously (adv) crazy (word modified)
    (3) Unquestionably (adv) captivate (word modified)

    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: Adverbs

    Those are the modifiers and the words being modified.

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    Re: Adverbs

    I AM NOT A TEACHER.

    I believe your answers are correct. An adverb usually (but not always) ends in -ly and it modifies a verb, and adjective, or another adverb.

    Good job!

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post

    3)Unquestionably, circuses captivate people of all ages.


    (3) Unquestionably (adv) captivate (word modified)
    Some might consider this to be hair-splitting, but 'unquestionably' here functions rather as a sentence-adverbial than as a direct adjunct to the verb. It is of a type that Quirk et al. would label a content disjunct, which comments on the truth of the assertion as a whole (i.e. effectively says: It is unquestionable that....).

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