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adverb

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The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈædvɜː(r)b/, SAMPA: /"{dv3:(r)b/

Noun

Singular
adverb

Plural
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  1. (grammar) A word that modifies a verb, adjective, or various other types of words, phrases, and clauses.
    The word “happily” is an English adverb.
    • (modifying a verb) I often went outside hiking during my stay in Japan.
    • (modifying an adjective) It was often cold outside.
    • (modifying another adverb) Not often.

Usage notes

  • Adverbs compose a fundamental category of words in most languages. In English, adverbs are typically formed from adjectives by appending -ly and are used to modify verbs, verb phrases, adjectives, other adverbs, and entire sentences, but not nouns or noun phrases.

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Croatian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:hr:Template:lang:la derivations]] adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

Noun

adverb m. sg.

  1. adverb

Synonyms


Norwegian

Noun

adverb

  1. adverb

Inflection



Romanian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

Noun

adverb n. (plural adverbe)

  1. adverb

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:sv:Template:lang:la derivations]] adverbium, from ad- (to) + verbum (word).

Noun

adverb n. (pl.: adverb; def sg: adverbet; def pl: adverben)

  1. adverb

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