Adverb Phrases

Adverb Phrases :

Phrase :

A Phrase is a combination of group of related words which contribute to the overall structure of the sentence and the meaning of the sentence.

They visited the temple in the Big City – Tirupati.

The group of words in bold is called a phrase. The group of words has no separate meaning whereas that group of words adds value to the overall sentence and gives meaning to the sentence. This is the nature of a phrase and the limitation of a phrase. Since, a phrase plays a various functions in a sentence; there are nine types of phrases widely used in our sentences. The noun in this type of phrase is called the object of the preposition.

Adverb Phrases

This phrase is a group of words that works like an adverb in a sentence. This type of phrase consists of adverb or other words (preposition, noun, verb, modifiers) that make this phrase to work as an adverb in the sentence. This phrase works as an adverb modifying a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

1. They sing in the loud voice.

2. The boys play in a funny manner.

3. You drive your car in a high speed.

4. His computer is working very slowly.

5. He speaks in a dignified manner.

6. They take care of you very carefully.

7. My school is collecting the fees strictly.

8. I am not walking as fast as you are doing.

9. He saw the bird above the rainbow.

10. She lost her pen in the dark of night.

11. He was killed between a rock and a dark-place.

12. I waited for a long time.

13. She demanded strawberries and cream adamantly.

14. He won the race against all odds.

The prepositional phrase can also act as this type of phrase.

For example in above sentence….

He speaks in a dignified manner.

The phrase in a dignified manner is a prepositional phrase but it acts as an adverbial phrase in this sentence.

In this same manner, every sentence above mentioned has a prepositional phrase which in these sentences acts differently suitable to these sentences.

But this type of phrase need not have a preposition in it.

He walks slowly.

In this sentence, SLOWLY is a phrase with an adverb which does not have a preposition.

The types of phrases could be differentiated only by the functions they play in the sentences. We have to classify them carefully.


  1. Kinds of Phrases
  2. Noun Phrases
  3. Prepositional Phrases
  4. Adjective Phrases
  5. Verb Phrases
  6. Infinitive Phrases
  7. Infinitives
  8. Gerund Phrases
  9. Participle Phrases
  10. Absolute Phrases
  11. Nominative Phrase
  12. Appositive Phrases

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