2.2 The characteristic of the Modern English verbs

Many peculiarities of the English verbs were developed during the Old English period and fixed in Middle English. The verbs were falling into two subclasses: finite and non-finite. The verb in its finite forms could possess the categories of person, number, tense, aspect voice and mood. The non-finite forms (Verbals) are the Infinitive, Participle I, Participle II and the Gerund.…

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Meaning and functions of adverbs in the novel

“White Fang” by Jack London Through this paper, we attempt to distinguish different forms and functions of the adverbs. In order to do this, we need to learn not only rules but its practical application in discourse. For this we took the novel “White Fang” by Jack London. Adverbs comprise a most heterogeneous group of words. They have many kinds…

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Evaluative adverbs as subtype of parenthetical adverbs

Evaluative adverbs belong to the class of parenthetical adverbs, together with speech act adverbs (e.g. ‘honestly’), agentive adverbs (so-called ‘subject oriented’, e.g. ‘kindly’), and connectives (e.g. ‘therefore’). Parenthetical expressions are constituents whose semantic con­tribution does not get inserted in the main semantic content. Rather, they provide some sort of comment on either (part of) the content of the clause or…

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Syntactic Functions of Adverb

Adverbs may perform different functions, modifying different types of words, phrases, sentences. Some adverbs are restricted in their combinability whereas others may modify different words, for instance enough, which may be used in to work enough, not quickly enough, quick enough. So we see that in accord with their categorial meaning, adverbs are characterized by a combinability with verbs, adjectives…

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Classification of adverbs according to their meaning

According to their meaning, Morokhovskaya divides adverbs into the following groups: 1) adverbs of time: now, then, yesterday, lately, already, soon, yet, afterwards, presently, immediately, eventually, sud­denly, at once, when, etc. E.g. He is coming tomorrow. Adverbs of time may be subdivided as follows: Of time present: now, yet, to-day, nowadays, presently, instantly, immediately, straightway, directly, forthwith. Of time past:…

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Classification of adverbs

Classification of adverbs according to their structure Adverbs comprise a most heterogeneous group of words. They have many kinds of form and meaning. That’s why there are many classifications of adverbs. There are several classifications of adverbs made by different scholars. And they differ from each other, representing various points of view conserning the way of classification. Adverbs vary in…

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Meaning and Functions of Adverbs in Modern English

INTRODUCTION Having been neglected for a long time. adverbs and adverbials have recently moved into the center of attention of quite a number of syntacticians and semanticists. Adverbs provide an interesting field for study. Having once been identified as ‘perhaps the least studied and most maligned part of speech’, the adverb has been widely investigated since, with little agreement arising.…

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