English Grammar Tutorials

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  • Chapter 5. Adverb (Cont'd...)


    5.5 Position of adverbs (cont'd...)

    2. Adverbs of place usually placed after the verb when there is no object. As for example: I went abroad. But when there is object, the position of adverb becomes, verb+obj+adv; or verb+preposition+obj+adv. As for example:
    I sent him away.
    He looked at me suspiciously.

    3. Adverbs of time are placed at the very beginning of the sentence or at the very end of the clause.
    Eventually he came/ He came eventually.
    Then I came here/ I came here then.
    Certainly he will go.

    4. In case of presence of both auxiliary and principal verb, adverbs are generally placed between auxiliary and principal verb.
    Eventually he came/ He came eventually.
    I shall carefully look into the matter.

    5. The adverbs like away (off), down, in off, over, out, round, etc. can be followed by a verb of motion +noun subject (not pronoun).
    Down went the ship.
    Round and round flew the plane.

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