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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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Hello Darshanie Ratnawalli,

This is a different use and meaning of 'too'. Your earlier examples showed 'too' used to mean 'excessively', whereas here it is used to mean 'in addition' or 'also'.



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Hello sirs,
is this sentence correct'' the woman who sell fish also sell yam''.

Hello philharis,

Not quite. You need to use the third-person form after 'the woman':

The woman who sells fish also sells yams.



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Hi dear teacher.
I have question about from of question on the task,"they behaved very badly"the answer was N-V-I-
Am i right??but im confused "they"is the subject.and why here we called as noun??
Best regard Ali.

Hello Ali boroki,

'they' is the subject of the sentence, and it is also a pronoun, which is a kind of a noun. When we speak about 'nouns', 'adjectives', 'verbs', 'adverbs, 'prepositions', we're talking about parts of speech -- in other words, the kinds of words that exist in sentences.

When we talk about a 'subject' and a 'verb', we're also talking about the parts of a sentence, but looking more at how they work together to make meaning. In this case, 'they' is a pronoun, and this pronoun (which is a kind of noun) is also the subject of the verb.

Think of a vegetable, for example, a carrot. From one perspective, a carrot is something you plant in a garden. From another perspective, it is a kind of food. It's similar with us calling 'they' a noun in one place and a subject in another.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
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Hi thank you dear Kirk.
I understand now.

Hi sirs,
Could you please tell me the difference between 'kindly regards' or 'kind regards' that used at the end of one e-mail? Thanks and best regards!

Hi johnnyhey,

'Kind regards' is a popular way end emails and letters to people you know. We do not use 'kindly regards'; it is not a correct form.


Best wishes,


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I was reading something about subjunctive mood, but am not so sure about the limits to its usage. Eg., "If I were an angel, I would ...." looks to be the norm. But "The guide recommended that we see the lions first" poses a bit of a question as the verb "see" is in the present tense. Please help.

Hello TPC,

Both of the examples you provide are fine and both are examples of the subjunctive. The key is the verb which precedes it. Here, that verb is recommend and that takes a subjunctive form. For example:

recommend (that) + subject + subjunctive

I recommend that he be informed as soon as possible

We use 'be' rather than the present form 'is' because it follows the verb recommend.

You can read more about subjunctive forms in English here.


Best wishes,


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