[Grammar] First, Second, Third, Fourth, etc.

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First, we need to see the sentence before we can answer that.


(could be an introductory adverb)
 

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They are rarely adverbs at all. Most often they modify nouns (adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs).
I'm not a teacher.
 

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What type of adverb are these?


Disjuncts...

First, you must wash the car; second, take out the garbage; and third, walk the dog.

Maybe... there isn't much information concerning their adverbial use.
 

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Disjuncts...

First, you must wash the car; second, take out the garbage; and third, walk the dog.

Maybe... there isn't much information concerning their adverbial use.
I'm not sure how's about the other ones, but "first" doesn't have to be a disjunct:
Do your homework first and then you can watch the movie.
 

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I'm not sure how's about the other ones, but "first" doesn't have to be a disjunct:
Do your homework first and then you can watch the movie.

Ordinals seem to be versatile. I haven't given them much concern until now. Adjectives, adverbs--they are capable of modifying much.
 
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