Why we use adverbials
We use adverbials to give more information about verbs.
We use adverbials of manner to say how something happens or how something is done:
The children were playing happily.
He was driving as fast as possible.
We use adverbials of place to say where something happens:
I saw him there.
We met in London.
We use adverbials of time to say when or how often something happens:
They start work at six thirty.
They usually go to work by bus.
We use adverbials of probability to show how certain we are about something.
Perhaps the weather will be fine.
He is certainly coming to the party.
How we make adverbials
An adverbial can be an adverb:
He spoke angrily.
They live here.
We will be back soon.
or an adverb with a quantifier:
He spoke really angrily.
They live just here.
We will go quite soon.
We will go as soon as possible.
or a phrase with a preposition:
He spoke in an angry voice.
They live in London.
We will go in a few minutes.
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