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a word that gives extra information about a verb, adjective, adverb, clause, or sentence. Many adverbs are formed by adding ‘-ly’ to an adjective, for example ‘quickly’, ‘mainly’, ‘immediately’, and ‘fortunately’. Words such as ‘very’, ‘only’, ‘often’, ‘of course’ and ‘back’ are also adverbs.
linguisticsthe 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’.
Britisha word that makes the meaning of another word stronger, for example adverbs such as ‘very’ and ‘extremely’
linguisticsan 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.
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.’
linguisticsa superlative adjective or adverb is one that expresses the greatest degree of a particular quality. For example the superlative form of ‘happy’ is ‘happiest’.