Synonyms for adverb

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-vurb
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæd vɜrb

Définition of adverb

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Late Latin adverbium "adverb," literally "that which is added to a verb," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + verbum "verb, word" (see verb). Coined by Flavius Sosipater Charisius as a translation of Greek epirrhema "adverb," from epi- "upon, on" + rhema "verb."
  • noun word modifying a verb
Example sentences :
  • There seemed a dim, treacherous comfort in the adverb, and he stayed with her.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • The participle may also have the character of an adjective, the adverb either of an adjective or of a preposition.
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • The position of the adverb should be as near as possible to the word it qualifies.
  • Extract from : « The Verbalist » by Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • The form of the adverb, as well as of the adjective and the noun, is ill.
  • Extract from : « The Verbalist » by Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • I cannot reproduce the number of contemptuous r's that Robin threw into the adverb.
  • Extract from : « The Right Stuff » by Ian Hay
  • It is not an instance of an adverb governed by a preposition.
  • Extract from : « A Handbook of the English Language » by Robert Gordon Latham
  • Thus in I will do this, if you do, the if clause is equivalent to the adverb conditionally.
  • Extract from : « Helps to Latin Translation at Sight » by Edmund Luce
  • I don't like the look of Adverb, I think that she's given to lies!
  • Extract from : « The Crown of Success » by Charlotte Maria Tucker
  • The adjective assumes a negative form when it is preceeded by the adverb.
  • Extract from : « The Indian in his Wigwam » by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Just ask one of these questions and the word that answers it is the adverb in your sentence.
  • Extract from : « Plain English » by Marian Wharton

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