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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Please comment.

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

Hello viettungvuong,

The sentence needs to be slightly changed:

Although Christmas is in the summer in Australia...

We generally just say 'Christmas' for the whole period as well as for just the day.

'In Australia' is an adverbial of place. You can read more about these on this page.



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Hello team :
can we use adverb to describe nouns
I read this sentence in subtital
of can programm
(it's named for rabidly declining low system)
why here rapidly not rapid

Hello nkmg,

The adverb 'rabidly' here does not describe a noun but an adjective: rabidly (adv) declining (adj).

Adverbs can describe pronouns but not nouns: absolutely everyone / hardly anyone / nearly all.

Certain adverbs can also function as adjectives, but they are not adverbs when used in this way: the very idea shocks me / at the very bottom of the sea.



The LearnEnglish Team

A restaurant on the top of the building.
A restaurant at the top of the building.
Which one is correct?

Hello Manishb,

'At' has a more general meaning than 'on'. When we say 'at the top of the building' we might mean anything from the top floor or two to the actual roof, while 'on the top of the building' would be used when something is literally standing on the roof.


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