eg. I was annoyed. I kept quiet.Combination – I was annoyed, yet (still) I kept quiet.
eg. Whenever he heard the question, the old man who lived in that house, answered that the earth is flat.Principle clause – “the old man….. answered”Adverb clause of time – “whenever he heard the question”Adjective clause – “who lived in that house”Noun clause (object of “answered”) – “that the earth is flat”
eg. Breathes there the man with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, “this is my own, my native land?”Principal clause – “Breathes there the man with soul so dead”Adjective clause – “who never to himself hath said”Noun clause (subordinate to adjective clause) – “this is my own, my native land?”
eg. I think that he destroyed the letter which you sent there.Principal clause – “I think”Noun clause (object of “think”) – “that he destroued the letter”Adjective clause (subordinate to the noun clause) – “which you sent there”
Eg.: Though the ant is small it is as intelligent as the elephant. Though the ant is small, its intelligence is similar to that of the elephant. Eg.: I cannot consent to your going. I cannot give my consent to your going.
Eg.: They welcomed the good news most joyfully. They welcomed the good news with great joy. Eg.: He is admittedly the greatest general of the country. Everyone admits that he is the greatest general of the country.
You must be able to identify the correct order of words in a sentence. To ensure the meaning of the sentence is conveyed clearly, all qualifying words, phrases and clauses should be placed as close as possible to the words to which they refer.
In general, we follow the order ‘manner – place – time’ for the placement of adverbs in a sentence. Adverbs of place tell us about the place of the action. Example: here, there, somewhere, etc. Adverbs of time tell us about the time of an action. Example: now, then, soon, tonight, early, etc. Adverbs of duration tell us…
An adverb of frequency answers the question ‘how often’ (eg. often, sometimes, always, never, generally, etc.). They are positioned according to the following rules: 1. If the verb is only one word: The adverb of frequency is placed between the subject and the verb.Example: She always cries. 2. If the verb has more than one word: The…
To stress the adverb, it is placed before the subject. For example: Readily, he took up the new task.We usually place the stressed adverb before the auxiliary or the single verb ‘be’. For example: I usually am free on Saturdays.