English Adverb Phrases
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What is an adverb phrase?
An adverb phrase
is a group of words in a sentence that acts like an adverb
For example, you could say, "I live there
In this sentence the word there
is an adverb
It tells us where
You could replace there
with a group of words (a phrase) and say, "I live in the
house on the
other side of the street
On the other side of the
a phrase (a group of words without a finite verb
functions as an adverb in the sentence. It tells us where
So we call it an adverb
examples (the adverb phrase is in bold):
- We hurried down the street to catch the bus.
- She was born on
the very same day.
fell asleep holding his
- Every now and
then they meet and chat.
- For now,
I would like to ask you to leave.
- Without a
doubt, they will win the game.
- He loves you very
- Jennifer ran out the door, shouting his name.
- You sold your car two
- I'll go to bed when finished reading.
- Liz has lost her bag in
- Joe fixed the car with
- She was doing it for