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THE POSITIONS OF ADVERBS IN ENGLISH

Updated: Jul 25







Use of adverbs


- to modify verbs

The football team played badly last Sunday.

- to modify adjectives

It was an extremely bad movie.

- to modify adverbs

The football team played extremely badly last Sunday.

- to modify quantities

There are quite a lot of people here.

- to modify sentences

Unfortunately, the trip to Paris had been postponed.



The position of adverbs in sentences


The three main positions of adverbs in English sentences


1.Adverb at the beginning of a sentence

Unfortunately, we could not find any free place.

2. Adverb in the middle of a sentence

I often walk along the beach.

3. Adverb at the end of a sentence

Anna reads a book every evening.



More than one adverb at the end of a sentence

If there are more adverbs at the end of a sentence, the word order is normally:

MannerPlaceTime

Tom was working intensively in the office yesterday afternoon.




Adverbs used in any of the three positions


manner: briefly, carefully, easily, quickly, slowly

time/frequency: now, soon, immediately, suddenly; occasionally aspect: economically, financially, logically, scientifically, technically probability: apparently, certainly, clearly, evidently, obviously


Manner: In this chapter we briefly examine the latest discoveries .

Briefly, I think we should join this project.

Let me describe briefly how we arrived at this conclusion.

He explained the situation briefly.



Time: The situation suddenly changed.

The situation changed suddenly.

Suddenly, the situation changed.


Aspect: Technically, this is no problem.

This is no problem, technically.

This is, technically, no problem.

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Probability: This is obviously a mistake.

This is a mistake, obviously.

Obviously, this is a mistake.


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