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:
Manner – Place – Time
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.
Probability: This is obviously a mistake.
This is a mistake, obviously.
Obviously, this is a mistake.