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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 previewPrimary grammar and word study (2008)

An adverbial phrase is a group of words which can be used like an adverb to modify or enhance the verb. It does not contain a verb with a subject. Example: The student pilot landed the aircraft after numerous bumpy ups and downs.

Google previewModern English (1905)

Book Two : a Practical English Grammar with Exercises in Composition by Henry Pendexter Emerson, Ida C. Bender

an adjective, or an adverb, it is an adverbial phrase ; as, — ' from a spring. through the meadow. The brook flows \ over the sand. under the bridges. , . into the river. 146. Definition. — An Adverbial Phrase is a phrase that does the work of an ...

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 previewEnglish Grammar (1849)

Illus. by Exercises in Composition, Analyzing, & Parsing by Allen Hayden Weld

An Adverbial Phrase is an adjunct of a verb or adjective, and consists also of a preposition ...

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 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 Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

adverbial phrase: the same as * adverb phrase.

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2017)

The Heart of the Curriculum by Margaret Mallett

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERBIAL PHRASE See also: adverb, adverbial clause, fronted adverbials, clause An adverbial phrase is a group of ...

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 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 ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

ADVP adverbial phrase AE Achaemenid Elamite AGR agreement agt. agent(ive) AI Artificial Intelligence ALLC Association for Literary ...

Google previewLanguage Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon (2007)

by Timothy Shopen

shows that the host phrase need not be an np, but can just as well be an adverbial phrase. In Luise ̃no, and also in South Slavic languages not illustrated here (but see Spencer (1991:355ff.)), the definition of the Wackernagel ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language (2010)

by Harry A. Whitaker

adverbial phrase affective; affix ...

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 previewEnglish spellings and spelling rules. [With] The dictionary of English inflected words [and] Punctuation: also, foreign phrases and quotations. Forming pt.1 (-3) of the Handy English word book (1877)

by James Stormonth

They then became acquainted with the Soman language Extended by an adverbial phrase. (b) They then became, by degrees, acquainted with the Roman language. Further extended by a connective clause, co.ordinate with the leading ...

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