adverb adverb  /ˈæd vərb/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
  2. (n) a word that modifies something other than a noun

Usage(s):

  1. If it be correct to use the adverb, it is clear that one who is dead cannot do a thing posthumously, and it seems equally clear that a person living cannot do a thing posthumously.
  2. It's an adverb, not a slur.
  3. Still, on the English test, 40% struggled or failed with some basic skills: using the correct adverb or adjective forms, using correct prepositions, and subject-verb agreement.

News

  • Neil Folks: Nothing exists outside of 'now'

    Now is listed as an adverb in the dictionary — a modifier of verbs, telling how, when, where and to what degree the action is performed. Have you ever experienced, done, thought or felt anything outside the now in this moment?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Craig Daily Press

Quotes

  • But Noah Webster reported in a 1789 dissertation that dern, pronounced "darn," "is now used as an adverb to qualify an adjective, as darn sweet; denoting a great degree of the quality."
    on Feb 12, 2006 By: Noah Webster Source: International Herald Tribune

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