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adv. abbreviation of "adverb," in grammar, a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb or adverbial phrase.
adverb in grammar, a word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverb, adverbial phrase, or sentence.
adverbial of, relating to, or functioning as an adverb.
dependent clause a clause that is syntactically not a complete sentence and is used only with an independent clause where it has the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb, such as "when he arrived" in "He seemed tired when he arrived"; subordinate clause; relative clause.
inflection in grammar, the alteration in the form of words that allows the communication of information such as the gender, number, or case of a noun; the tense of a verb; or the degree of an adjective or adverb. [1/5 definitions]
part of speech in grammar, one of the major categories by which words have traditionally been grouped, primarily according to their function, such as adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, noun, preposition, pronoun, and verb, in English.
prepositional phrase in grammar, a phrase that is made up of a preposition, its object, and any modifiers of this object, and that functions as an adjective or adverb, such as "of the people" or "under the bridge".
qualifier in grammar, a word such as an adjective or adverb, or a word group that modifies the meaning of another word or word group; modifier. [1/2 definitions]
relative in grammar, a relative pronoun, adjective, or adverb. [1/6 definitions]
split infinitive an infinitive in which a word or group of words, usu. an adverb or adverbial phrase, comes between "to" and its following verb, as in "to easily succeed".
than used to demonstrate preference or express exception when following an adjective or an adverb. [1/2 definitions]
verb phrase in grammar, either a phrase that includes a verb with auxiliary verbs, such as "had been crying," or one that includes a verb and adverb, such as "give up".