Viewpoint and Commenting Adverbs
A viewpoint and commenting adverbs is a type of adverb that modifies a sentence as a whole. In this lesson, we will discuss it in detail.
What Are Viewpoint and Commenting Adverbs?
Take a look at some examples:
You need to listen very
In this sentence, 'carefully' is an adverb modifying the verb 'listen.'
In this sentence, the adverb 'thankfully' applies to the entire sentence and not just the verb.
Sentence adverbs act like you are stating a comment. They indicate the attitude of the speaker to a particular situation.
Sentence adverbs are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence. But since they are adverbs, they can be placed at the end of the sentences, too. Although it is not very common.
We arrived there on time,
They are usually separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma. Sentence adverbs can be placed before the main verb unless the verb is 'to be', in which case we can put the sentence adverb either before or after the verb.
Common Sentence Adverbs
Common sentence adverbs include:
Take a look at some more examples:
Sentence Adverbs vs. Conjunctive Adverbs
Typically, a conjunctive adverb is used to modify two independent clauses and join them together. It is more like a coordinating conjunction. But, a sentence adverb does not necessarily join two clauses together.
Jimmy kept talking in the meeting;