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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Thank you Mr. Kirk,
you are very helpful.

Dear Sir
This question is under puntuation.
Can we use a full stop after a phrase e.g. Oh good. where did you find it?
There is a full stop after 'good'.
Is it all right?
Regards
Thank you.

Hello Lal,

Yes, it is perfectly fine to use a full stop. An exclamation mark (!) would also be fine if you wanted to indicate surprise or a very strong reaction, or to show sarcasm.

Don't forget to ise a capital letter after the full stop.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir
Please let me know either both or only one is correct. then which one.
e.g He quietly shut the door.
He shut the door quietly..
Thank you.
Rrgards

Hi Lal,

The second one is much more common than the first and is the sentence I would recommend you use. The first one is not exactly wrong, but would only be used in some kind of specific context.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I am confused about the use of "most" or "the most".
Is it correct to say " I love all people but I love my parents most." or ".....the most" and why?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

You can use either 'most' or 'the most' as adverbs. Both are correct and there is no difference in meaning.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, there is a rule that one should use 'the' before superlatives, and as 'most' is a superlative, we should use 'the' before it, isn't it? Would I be grammatically correct if we write just 'most'.

Hello ali shah,

'most' is a very common word that is used not only in superlative constructions, but also, for example, as a quantifier, so it really depends on the particular sentence and the speaker's meaning. If you have a question about a specific sentence, please feel free to ask us about it, though please also tell us how you understand it to be correct or incorrect.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

You are right. I was referring to its use as superlative. And in superlative, we use it with 'the'. For example, I like him the most; he is the most beautiful boy in the class; and he got the most votes. Am I going right,sir?

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