The Two Uses of Adverbs

The Two Uses of Adverbs :

As in the case of Adjectives, there are two different ways in which Adverbs can be used.

(a) The Attributive
(b) The Predicative

(a) Attributive use :

An Adverb is used attributively, when it qualifies its word in the ordinary way, that is, when it is placed as close as possible before it or after it.

1. He is entirely wrong.
2. He shouted loudly.
3. He did his work very badly.
4. I dislike him only because he is lazy.

(b) Predicative use :

An Adverb is used predicatively, when it is made part of the Predicate of a sentence.

1. It is here.
2. It is there.
3. It is everywhere.


  1. The Adverb
  2. Adverbs
  3. An Adverb
  4. The Adverb Clause
  5. The Kinds of Adverbs
  6. Simple Adverbs
  7. Interrogative Adverbs
  8. Relative Adverbs
  9. Relative Adverb of Quantity
  10. Demonstrative Adverb of Quantity
  11. Degrees of Comparison in Adverbs
  12. Adverbs ending in LY
  13. LY Words That are not Adverbs
  14. LY Imposters
  15. The Forms of Adverbs
  16. Adverb Phrases
  17. The Two Uses of Adverbs
  18. Attributive Use of Adverbs
  19. Predicative Use of Adverbs
  20. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  21. The Adverb
  22. Relative Adverbs

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