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 an intensifier:

He spoke really angrily.
They live just here.
We will go quite soon.

or a prepositional phrase:

He spoke in an angry voice.
They live in London.
We will go in a few minutes.

or a noun phrase:

It rained this morning.
They went to Cambodia last summer.

or a clause:

They went to the mountains because they like to ski.
She played tennis when she was young.

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Submitted by viodel on Fri, 03/08/2012 - 16:38



I don't understand way quite, just and really are considered quantifiers. I was reading the lesson about quantifiers and I didn't saw anything like this. As far as I know , a quantifier is used to give an information about the number of something.

thank you

Submitted by sidra2011 on Fri, 23/03/2012 - 16:22


I got 5 out of 6:)

Submitted by dipankar (not verified) on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 14:57


When I will use past simple and past perfect

Submitted by dipankar (not verified) on Sun, 26/02/2012 - 13:06


the first thing police did were was to retrieve the cctv footage from the parking place. Is it a correct sentences?

Hi dipankar!

It's nearly correct, but you have to decide between was and were (be verb forms). 'First thing' is singular, so you need was. We have pages about the grammar of be as well as information about plural and singular - check them out for more!

Submitted by shaxo on Sat, 25/02/2012 - 11:03



Can we say(they just live here)??and whats the difference between this sentence and the *they live just here*.

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