Definition of 'adverb'
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Writers seeking a blockbuster should keep adjectives and adverbs to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a circuitous way of introducing the distinction between adverbs and adjectives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The following sentence contains both adjectives and adverbs. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Some languages make less of a distinction between adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My preference raises the relationship between adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can convert the latter into verbs or adverbs. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)Hence we have fewer flat adverbs now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet we do have flat adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's my caution with regard to the treatment of adjectives and adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Being descriptive doesn't require a string of adjectives and adverbs. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)When used as adverbs, these are known as flat adverbs. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Sentence adverbs are useful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Though the books are rather cluttered with adverbs and adjectives -- like the early work of many writers -- they read easily. Ford Madox Ford (1990)English has many flat adverbs, which have been around for pretty much as long as there has been an English tongue. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'adverb'
British English: adverb /ˈædˌvɜːb/ NOUN
In grammar, an adverb is a word such as `slowly' or `very' which adds information about time, place, or manner.
- American English: adverb
- Arabic: ظَرْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: advérbio
- Chinese: 副词
- Croatian: prilog
- Czech: příslovce
- Danish: biord
- Dutch: bijwoord
- European Spanish: adverbio
- Finnish: adverbi
- French: adverbe
- German: Adverb
- Greek: επίρρημα
- Italian: avverbio
- Japanese: 副詞
- Korean: 부사
- Norwegian: adverb
- Polish: przysłówek
- European Portuguese: advérbio
- Romanian: adverb
- Russian: наречие
- Spanish: adverbio
- Swedish: adverb
- Thai: คำวิเศษณ์
- Turkish: zarf
- Ukrainian: прислівник
- Vietnamese: phó từ
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