Adverbials are words that we use to give more information about a verb. They can be one word (angrily, here) or phrases (at home, in a few hours) and often say how, where, when or how often something happens or is done, though they can also have other uses.

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Hello amirfd
The first one is correct. The words 'closer', the comparative form of the adjective 'close', and the adverb 'together' are collocates here -- see number 5 on https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/together .
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot.

Hi
Is it okay to say "They are ill from yesterday" to mean "They have been ill since yesterday"?

What are the differential usages of 'for' in this particular sense?

Regards

Hello Adya's
That sounds strange to me. Perhaps in some varieties of English or in some specific situation people would say it, but I don't think I ever would.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question about 'for' -- I don't see the word 'for' in the phrases you ask about.
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi
I'm sorry. I meant 'from' not 'for'. I wanted to ask you for more information on the use of 'from' in that particular sense.

Regards

Hello Adya's,
I'm afraid we don't use 'from' in this way, so the sentence is not correct.

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot.

I have a question on that sentence,>>>> "Although we've only just met, I feel like I've known you all my life."
>>>>>>>>
Why couldn't we say, "I feel as though/as if" instead of, "I feel like" ?? & thanks in advance. When I made it "as though", it's considered wrong in the exercise in here https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/intermediate-grammar/and

Hello briskmusk,

Both 'as though' and 'as if' are possible here and have the same meaning as 'like'.

The exercise asks for either 'as' or 'like', however, not a two-word answer.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk
Thank you for your prompt reply regarding 'compound nouns' I also referred
to Cambridge Dictionary. It was very useful but I have a question regarding
Noun + Noun e.g. shopkeeper, website , 'car park' - this also noun + noun
we don't write it together like the two other two I have mentioned e.g. carpark' and many other e.g. like adjectice + noun blackberry, blackboard,
but 'black belt' , not 'blackbelt'
My question: Is there any rule or way to learn whether to write compound
nouns together or seperately e.g. 'black belt' blackberry, website, car park?
Please let me know.
Thank you.
Regards
Lal

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