Positions of Adverbs
In previous posts we discussed what a directive adverb is. It is a verb that normally follows the verb it modifies.
And of course, aside from modifying a verb, an adverb can also modify an adjective or another adverb.
Take a look at the following examples.
Directive Adverb: The elevator went down. (Where did the elevator go?)
Adverb Modifying a Modifier: Mango is a very common fruit in the Philippines. (What kind of fruit is it?)
In the sentence above, very is an adverb modifying the adjective common.
Suddenly, he turned and walked away.
He suddenly turned and walked away.
In the two sentences above, the word suddenly is an adverb modifying the verb turned.