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Adverbials

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 sir, good evening! How are you? I hope everyone's fine.

I just would like to ask what is the explanation of adverbs of quantity (with count nouns : too much, fewer, more and n't enough) and what about noncount nouns: too much, less, more and isn't enough)

I don't understand them how to use them.

Regards!
Lavern

Hello Lavern,

We actually have a page devoted to the topic of quantifiers. I think you'll find it useful. It also has some exercises so you can test yourself on the topic. You can find the page here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/quantifiers

We can't give detailed general explanations of language items in the comments sections of the pages but if you have any specific questions we'll be happy to answer them. Including an example to illustrate your question is helpful too.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I needa bit of help please?

Hello DanyalParacha

What do you need help with?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

An adverb is a single word that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb:

I sing badly. (Badly is an adverb that modifies the verb sing)

I sing really badly. (Badly is still an adverb, but now really is as well, modifying the adverb badly)

My voice is incredibly awful. (Incredibly is an adverb, modifying the adjective awful).

An adverbial is when a group of words does the job of an adverb. That group of words can contain nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, or whatever, and can be as complex as you want.

Am I right?

Hello quds001

Well done, that's a great (and correct) summary!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask if the following is correct
When there is a house that also has a garden can we say
1.It is a house with a big garden around it.
Around it, suits well in the sentence?
Thank you in advance

Hello agie,

That is fine, yes.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I would like to ask if the following are correct.
1.They will help you learn fast ot they will help you learning fast? (maths, French etc)
2.They will help you learn quickly?
3.It is the top part of the story. (does this sentence make sense? Is it correct?)
Thank you in advance

Hello agie,

You can say 'help you learn' or 'help you to learn'. There is no difference in meaning.

'Help you learning' is not correct. You could say 'help you with your learning'.

 

We wouldn't say 'the top part of the story'. I'm not sure what you mean, but perhaps we would say 'the first part of the story' or 'the first paragraph of the story', or 'the beginning of the story'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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