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    What are adverbials?

Adverbials modify verbs or clauses; they can be adverbs, phrases or clauses. Adverbials can be used to create cohesion within and across paragraphs.



Adverbials can be found anywhere in a sentence; however, if they are found at the start, they are called fronted adverbials. They are followed by a comma.

For example: 

Sometimes, I brush my teeth three times a day. Courageously, she took the final step.

In a blink of an eye, she was gone.


Be careful!

A sentence or clause can have more than one adverbial.

E.g Almost every evening, she studies hard in her bedroom.




   Other adverbials

as a result      subsequently     therefore     in contrast     on the other hand   despite this    with the exception of    in fact    

                                       in other words     most importantly

to clarify   to summarise