English Grammar Lessons
Adjuncts - Glossary of Terms
An adjunct is an adverb used to modify
a verb. Adjuncts are used to indicate time, manner, place, frequency, reason and
degree. They can be single words, phrases or
alarm went off again last night.
(time adjunct - also called "adverb of
Simon drinks his pints like a demon.
(manner adjunct - also called "adverb of
buries all her toys wherever Ollie buries his.
(place adjunct - also called "adverb of
Present your case carefully,
or he will veto the bill in the morning.
[show me the adjuncts]|
Position your adjunct so that it is unambiguous.|
quickly strengthens your calf muscles.
Does "quickly" modify "Cycling uphill" or "strengthens"?
This is called a squinting modifier.
strengthens your calf muscles quickly.
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