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 Kirk,

Thanks for your help.
Are there any adverbials in the remaining two answers (He played baseball, She is going to do her homework)?

Best wishes

Hi lexeus,

No, there are no adverbials in those two answers.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I was fairly comfortable with English till I started studying grammar! In the sentence, 'She came home early.' , are both 'home' and 'early' adverbs? (place and time) In 'Bring the books here.', 'here' is an adverb, isn't it?

Hello Vidyaarthi,

'Home' is a difficult one, because it can be a noun, a transitive verb, an intransitive verb, an adjective or an adverb! In this example, you are correct: it is an adverb. Similarly, 'early' can be both an adverb and an adjective; here, as you say, it is an adverb.

'Here' can have several roles in the sentence but is usually an adverb, as it is in the sentence you provide.

I hope that answers your question - though I think you had the answers yourself already!

Best wishes,

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter. You've been really helpful.

Hi,  what of the following expressions is grammatically correct:  Not of my knowledge or Not to my knowledge?  Thanks.

Hello MayelaM!
 
Not to my knowledge is the correct version of the phrase. If you want to check phrases like that, one quick way of doing it is to enter the phrase with quotation marks ("...") into Google. Take a look at the first page of results for each phrase, and that will often give you an idea of which one is better.
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for the suggestion... Google does not offer the results as a grammatical explanation... Any good online dictionary or similar e-book you may suggest to me?  I would like to review prepositions using phrases... 

Hello Mayela,
Jeremy is suggesting that you use Google to answer your original question (which form is correct?), not to find an explanation. However, you should be able to work out the meaning of the phrase from the words in it (it's not an idiom) and from looking at it in context once you've done the search.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

"look at here"vs "look at me"
"keep it coming " vs "keep coming"
and also while in taxi how can i say to driver if i want him to keep driving slowly and stay on the left or near to kerb
could you please clear my doubt ?
 

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