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Grammar Toolkit. Adverbial phrases. What are adverbial phrases?. Grammar Toolkit. Adverbial phrases. Adverbial phrases are phrases that do the work of adverbs. They tell how , when , where or why.

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Grammar Toolkit

Adverbial phrases

What are adverbial phrases?

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Adverbial phrases

Adverbial phrases are phrases that do the work of adverbs. They tell how, when, where or why.

On the wide African savannah, Zac sang songs in a sweet, high voiceto woo his true love.

Adverbial phrases begin with a preposition or an infinitive.

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Adverbial phrases

What do these adverbial phrases tell? Which word are they adding meaning to?

Edie replied with a defiant tone: “I shall not eat my sprouts!”

In the meantime, Max and his baby sister slept soundly.

We usually eat our lunch under the tree.

The game was cancelled because of heavy rain.

Felicity scattered rose petals here and there.

Zac sang sweet ballads to win her approval.

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Adverbial phrases

  • An adverb adds meaning to a verb, adjective or another adverb.
  • Adverbial phrases do the work of adverbs, telling how, when, where and why.
  • In the following sentence, the adverbial phrase is red: Meet me around the back.
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Adverbial phrases

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