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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Hi whitekrystal,

Yes, we use 'the' before 'Wikipedia' but not 'LearnEnglish'.

In the case of 'LearnEnglish', 'LearnEnglish' is a proper name of sorts, just as we'd say 'on Yahoo' (and not 'on the Yahoo') or 'on Facebook' (and not 'on the Facebook').

In the case of the Wikipedia, I suppose it has to do with the fact that the word 'Wikipedia' is a derivation of the word 'encyclopedia'. When we refer to reference books (e.g. dictionary, encyclopedia, Wikipedia), we use 'the'. This is just the way people speak -- as far as I know, there is no other rule that explains this.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, Kirk. I completely get it now.

Good evening!
I wanted to know if the following sentence is grammatically correct .
"As he is rich, he is not happy."

Hello Prap,

Yes, it is grammatically correct. In cases like this, though, we tend to use 'because' instead of 'as', unless it is formal writing. 'He is not happy because he is rich' or 'The reason his is not happy is because he is rich' are other more natural-sounding alternatives.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

If I remember correctly, we can use simple or continuous aspect after 'as'.
But are these correct sentences?
1. Just as he raised his harpoon, silence broke.
2. As he ran towards the children, he slipped.
Thank you.

Hello Marua,

Yes, that is correct -- both aspects are possible and the verb forms you use after 'as' in these two sentences are correct. 'silence broke' isn't clear to me, though; perhaps 'the silence was broken'?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Teachers,
Could you kindly tell me which of the following sentences is correct with explanation:
1. I am very disappointed/tired.
2. I am very much disappointed/tired.
3. I am much disappointed/tired.
4. I am much too disappointed/tired.
5. I am too much disappointed/tired.

Hello souba73,

The first one is the correct one. We're happy to help you understand this, but please tell us why you think the others may not be correct and we'll correct you as needed.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Teachers,
Please comment.

Is this phrase gramatically correct?
"Although Chirstmas season is in summer in Australia,..."
"in Australia" is an adverbial of place, right?