Adverb

December 13, 2010 § 1 Comment

Adverbs (cousins to the Adjectives) are the creators of the ethereal mixture that makes verbs. They have very soft lips in order to blow the substance into form and add to other verbs. This is not unlike the human craft of glassblowing. Occasionally, they have been known to blow a completely new verb. They carry the ethereal substance of verbs with them in a corked vial. The source of the substance is unknown. There are two families in the adverb bloodlines who are constantly feuding.  One family claims to be of “pure” adverb blood – the Lees: Quick Lee, Slow Lee, Perfect Lee etc. The other family is a large mix of the Wards, the Wise, and the Ways, among others –Up Wards, Side Ways etc.

 

1. Any member of a class of words that in many languages are distinguished in form, as partly  in English by the ending -ly,  or by functioning as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, also as modifiers of adjectives or other adverbs or adverbial phrases, as very, well, quickly.  Adverbs typically express some relation of place, time, manner, attendant circumstance, degree, cause, inference, result, condition, exception, concession, purpose, or means.

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