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verb vs. adverb

verb vs. adverb: What's the difference?

Verb and adverb refer to different parts of speech. A verb typically expresses an action or a state. An adverb typically modifies verbs or adjectives, and sometimes ends with “-ly.” In the sentence She ran quickly through the fields, “ran” is a verb and “quickly” is an adverb.

[ vurb ]
  1. any member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.
[ ad-vurb ]
  1. any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, as modifiers of adjectives, other adverbs, or adverbial phrases, as very in very nice, much in much more impressive, and tomorrow in She'll write to you tomorrow. They relate to what they modify by indicating place (I promise to be there), time (Do your homework now!), manner (She sings beautifully), circumstance (He accidentally dropped the glass when the bell rang), degree (I'm very happy to see you), or cause (I draw, although badly).

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