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Adverbial Phrases - Glossary of Terms

Adverbial Phrases

An adverbial phrase is a group of related words which play the role of an adverb.  Like all phrases, an adverbial phrase does not include a subject and a verb.


Tony decided to move to Reading yesterday. (normal adverb)
Tony decided to move to Slough in June last year. (adverbial phrase)
Interactive example:

Darcy can build a card pyramid in less than a minute. [show me the adverbial phrase]
When an adverbial phrase is at the start of a sentence, it is usual to follow it with a comma.

On the count of 3, leap across.
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Glossary of grammatical terms

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