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    Adverbs

    Adverbs like also, really, fully, cruelly
    Where can I put them: before or after the verb?


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    Re: Adverbs

    I don't think also is an adverb Sash.
    And...is really an adverb? Not sure, but I don't think so.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by amy-gurl84 View Post
    I don't think also is an adverb Sash.
    And...is really an adverb? Not sure, but I don't think so.


    Hi amy-gurl84,

    yes, they are adverbs.
    The main problem is whether to put before the verb or after it.


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    Re: Adverbs

    Sash,

    I think it depends on the sentence. Usually when you say it out loud you hear it. Also a good tip from one of my teachers. Try searching both options (between ") at google. The one most often used is often (thought not always!!) the good one.

    My mistake about the adverbs though. I thought adverbs were solely words that say something about a verb.
    Last edited by amy-gurl84; 01-Jun-2009 at 00:01.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by amy-gurl84 View Post
    Sash,

    I think it depends on the sentence. Usually when you say it out loud you hear it. Also a good tip from one of my teachers. Try searching both options (between ") at google. The one most often used is often (thought not always!!) the good one.

    My mistake about the adverbs though. I thought adverbs were words that say something about a verb.

    Thank you
    Yea, I agree with you that ALL adverbs say something about the verb:their function is to describe the verb.

    There are many types of adverbs.
    Types of Adverbs / ESL Lesson

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Adverbs like also, really, fully, cruelly
    Where can I put them: before or after the verb?
    Teachers,
    I searched in google and found alot, but what is the criterion on which I depend to put the adverb before or after the verb?

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Teachers,
    I searched in google and found alot, but what is the criterion on which I depend to put the adverb before or after the verb?
    Oh, thank you teachers, I have found what I want.
    but which is correct?
    "I need it urgently."
    or
    "I urgently need it."
    Last edited by sash2008; 01-Jun-2009 at 00:11.

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Oh, thank you teachers, I have found what I want.
    but which is correct?
    "I need it urgently."
    or
    "I urgently need it."
    Hi sash2008,

    "I urgently need it." - is not incorrect, but one would more likely hear (and use): "I need it urgently." In other words, there is no hard and fast rule. If one were to say: "An adverb will usually follow the verb," the rule is already broken.

    Please note: At times, the placement of the adverb within a sentence presents a different meaning:
    1) He foolishly answered the questions. (He would have been wiser not to answer.)
    2) He answered the questions foolishly. (He gave foolish answers.)

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