Forms Of Adverbs? Lesson No 3 English Grammar Ielts Exams Preparation
15-Adverbs used as nouns after preposition :
Some Adverbs are used as Nouns after prepositions; as,
Since when (= what time) have you taken to smoking?
The rain comes from above.
He lives far from here (= this place).
He comes from there (= that place).
I have heard that before now (= this time).
By then (= that time) the police arrived on the scene.
16-Sometimes Verbs are used as Adverbs; as,
Smack went the whip.
17-It will be noticed that-
i-A Simple Adverb merely modifies some word.
ii-An Interrogative Adverb not only modifies some word, but also introduces a question.
iii-A Relative Adverb not only modifies some word, but also refers back to some
18-Forms of Adverbs
Some Adverbs are the same in form as the corresponding Adjectives; that is, some
words are used sometimes as Adjectives, sometimes as Adverbs.
When we next see him, we shall speak to him.
- You can only guess.
- Go back.
- Don’t talk so loud.
- He can bowl fast.
- Always aim high.
- He is little known outside India.
- He works hard all day, I can ill afford to lose him.
- We started early.
- She sings well enough.
- He knows me better than you.
- He behaves best.
- Run quick.
- The patient is much better.
- He is our fast bowler.
- He spoke in a loud voice.
- He went to the back entrance.
- He lives in the next house.
A noun so used is called an Adverbial Accusative.
21-Nouns expressing adverbial relations of time, place, distance, weight, measurement,
value, degree, or the like, are often used as Adverbs. Thus-
• He went home.
• We walked five miles.
• The siege lasted a week.
• This will last me a month.