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Types and forms of adverbs

adv.

abbreviation

adverb

adverb

noun

a word used for describing a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a whole sentence. Adverbs in English often consist of an adjective with ‘-ly’ added, for example ‘quickly’, ‘mainly’, and ‘cheerfully’.

adverbial

adjective

relating to or containing an adverb

adverbial

noun

a word or group of words used as an adverb

comparative

adjective

the comparative form of an adjective or adverb is the form that shows that someone or something has more of a quality than they previously had or more of it than someone or something else has. For example, ‘newer’ is the comparative form of the adjective ‘new’ and ‘more actively’ is the comparative form of the adverb ‘actively’.

comparative

noun

the form of an adjective or adverb that shows that someone or something has more of a quality than they previously had or more of it than someone or something else has

intensifier

noun

a word that makes the meaning of another word stronger, for example adverbs such as ‘very’ and ‘extremely’

particle

noun

an adverb or preposition used with a verb to form a phrasal verb. For example in the sentence ‘He quickly put on his clothes’, ‘on’ is a particle.

sentence adverb

noun

an adverb that affects the meaning of a whole sentence, for example ‘fortunately’ in the sentence ‘Fortunately, no one was injured.’ or ‘economically’ in the sentence ‘This could be disastrous for the country economically.’

superlative

adjective

a superlative adjective or adverb is one that expresses the greatest degree of a particular quality. For example the superlative form of ‘happy’ is ‘happiest’.

the superlative

noun

the superlative form of an adjective or an adverb

adverbially

adverb

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