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Adverbial phrase

Definition of the noun Adverbial phrase

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  1. [grammar] A phrase that collectively modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, or a prepositional phrase.


Adverbial phrase: An adverbial phrase is a linguistic term for a group of two or more words operating adverbially, when viewed in terms of their syntactic function. Adverbial phrases are phrases that do the work of an adverb in a sentence.

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Google previewMetaphysics (2014)

by Peter van Inwagen

It is very hard to say, because it is not at all clear whether the infinitely long adverbial phrase means anything—or if it means something, what it does mean. OBJECTIVITY One important component of the Common Western Metaphysic is 106 ...

Google previewGrammar For Life

by Vicki Watson

An adverbial phrase is a group of words that describes the verb. Verb Adverbial phrase E.g. We ran with great speed. An adjectival phrase is a group of words which describes nouns and pronouns. Adjectival phrase noun E.g. The old and ...

Google previewConnect With Grammar

by Anand

An adverbial phrase is a linguistic term for a phrase with an adverb as head. The term is used in syntax. Adverbial phrases can consist of a single adverb or more than one. Extra adverbs are called intensifies. An adverbial phrase can modify a ...

Google previewGrammar and Punctuation (1999)

by Wendy Wren

Explain that we sometimes need more than one word to describe a verb and so we can use adverbial phrases. An adverbial phrase is a group of words without a verb which tells us ...

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2012)

The heart of the curriculum by Margaret Mallett

Adverbial Phrase See also: adverb, adverbial clause, clause, grammar An adverbial phrase is a group of words functioning in the same way as a single adverb. So in the following sentence 'in an encouraging way' is an adverbial phrase.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

adverbial phrase: the same as * adverb phrase.

Google previewThe Foundation Grammar Dictionary (2005)

Including Punctuation and Usage by Gordon Winch

Adverbial Phrase Adverb of Manner Tells how something is done. They spoke softly. Adverb of Place Tells where something is done. Please sit here. Adverb of Time Tells when something is done. / will see you tomorrow. Adverb An adverb ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

see also adverb, preposition adverbial phrase n a phrase that functions as an adverb. For example, After dinner we went to the movies. adverb particle n also prepositional adverb a word such as in, on, back, ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words Volume 2

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

25:6 “at midnight” translates the adjective , and noun , “night,” in the combined adverbial phrase. In Acts 27:27 “about midnight” translates an adverbial phrase consisting of , “towards,” followed by , “middle” and , “night,” with the ...

Google previewCurrent Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon (2005)

by Lutz Edzard

The PIV will either elaborate the subject with a full nominal phrase, or it will be an adverbial phrase, which is not an explicit or implicit participant in the SUBJ sentence. (Note the difference between adverbial and adverbal, as for example in ...

Google previewLexicon and Grammar (2001)

The English Syntacticon by Joseph E. Emonds

permits an adverbial phrase to license a ...

Google previewBetween Grammar and Lexicon (2000)

by Ellen Contini-Morava, Yishai Tobin

For example, an adverbial phrase may consist of a preposition (with) and a noun (care) and contain no adverb at all. The lexical class of adverbs thus constitute a subcategory of the functional category of adverbials. Within this multifunctional ...

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