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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 MayelaM,

The rules you mentioned are correct:

y > i [pretty > prettily], easy > easily

final 'l' is generally doubled [hopeful > hopefully]

These are the two main rules to follow. There are also irregular forms, such as those in which the adverb is not similar to the adjective [good > well] or is identical [hard > hard, fast > fast].

You can read more about adverb formation here.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Question3: They stopped at the end of the street. The answer is N-V-P . the sentence has two prepositional phrases 1, at the end, 2. of the street. the first one is an adverb of time modifying the verb, stopped. The second one is also an adverb of place modifying the first adverb. Therefore, the second adverb modifies the first adverb. [N-V-P-P] am I correct?

Hello grammar,

'at the end' has to do with location, not with time, i.e. 'the end of the street' is a place. It's true that 'the end' can refer to time in a sense (e.g. 'the end of the film'), but we usually think of it as a part of something larger.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello Saleh Alhamwi,

I've now fixed this error - great work spotting that! Thanks very much for helping us improve the site for everyone.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


well done guys

thanks a bandle