What Are Viewpoint and Commenting Adverbs?
Viewpoint and commenting adverbs are words that express the speaker's or writer's opinion or point of view about a particular situation, action, or idea. They are used to provide commentary or evaluation of what is being discussed, often to express agreement, disagreement, or uncertainty.
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.
These adverbs indicate the attitude of the speaker to a particular situation.
Placement in Sentence
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 as well. Although it is not very common.
We arrived there on time,
Sentence adverbs are typically separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma. They can be placed before the main verb, except when the verb is 'to be', in which case the sentence adverb can be placed either before or after the verb. Pay attention to the examples:
Common Sentence Adverbs
Common sentence adverbs include:
Take a look at some more examples:
Sentence Adverbs vs. Conjunctive Adverbs
A conjunctive adverb is typically used to join and modify two independent clauses, similar to a coordinating conjunction. However, a sentence adverb does not necessarily connect two clauses together. Compare the examples:
Jimmy kept talking in the meeting;