Adjective "adverbial" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ədˈvəːbɪəl/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A word or phrase functioning as a major clause constituent and typically expressing place (in the garden), time (in May), or manner (in a strange way).
  1. 'As for the frequency of adverbials in -ly, I don't know of any study of recent historical changes in their frequency, so here's a small start.'
  2. 'Yet in French the adverbial has to intervene between verb and object.'

adjective

Relating to or functioning as an adverb or adverbial.
  1. 'But sometimes his adverbial excess and convoluted structures result in awkward prose.'
  2. 'I have checked three other dictionaries, one of which did not show ‘incredulously’ as an acceptable adverbial form; however, the Oxford dictionary did show it as a valid entry.'

Definitions

1. of, relating to, or used as an adverb. noun

2. a word or phrase functioning as an adverb.

More examples(as adjective)

"phrases can be adverbial."

"clauses can be adverbial."

"expressions can be adverbial."

"elements can be adverbial."

"adjuncts can be adverbial."

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