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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 Kisa Batool,
The sentence can be interpreted in several ways but I would say that 'much' here is a pronoun which is the object of the verb 'do'.
You can see a similar example on this page under 'pronoun, noun':
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/much
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm not quite sure the difference between these two sentences.
He spoke angrily.
He angrily spoke.
Can somebody teache me?
ʅ(´-ω-`)ʃ

Hi Rafaela1
Adverbials of manner like 'angrily' (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar/adverbials-manner) almost always come after the verb and not before. Putting one before the verb is not exactly wrong, but it's so unusual that it would sound strange for you to use it in a normal situation.
If you were writing a poem -- you've shared many very nice poems here on LearnEnglish and we are grateful! -- then it could be appropriate, but otherwise I'd recommend you use the first word order.
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello.
computers brought people closer together.
computers brought people together closer.

which one is correct?
part of speech together?

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

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

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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