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Adverb phrase

 
 
An adverb phrase is a phrase whose head is an adverb (see Phrases).

Adverb phrase
Attribute 
Head
sehr 
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Attributes
Function  


Attributes

The number of adverbs that can be qualified by attributes is very limited, as is the number of attributes that can qualify a certain adverb class. The following attributes occur in adverb phrases:
  • adverbs (placed before the head adverb)
    sehr gern
    möglichst bald
    links außen

  • adjectives (before the adverb)
    kurz vorher
    sehr hoch oben
    völlig anders
    komplett anders

  • prepositional phrases with a noun (after the adverb)
    damals vor dem Krieg
    dort
    hinter dem Haus
    also with pronoun or pronominal adverb
    dort hinter ihm
    dort dahinter

  • noun phrase in the accusative (before the adverb)
    einen Tag vorher
    einen Monat danach

  • subordinate clause (after the adverb)
    damals, als er noch jung war
    dort,
    wo die Bäume stehen

Function

Adverb phrases can have different functions in a sentence:





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