What Are Viewpoint and Commenting Adverbs?
Viewpoint and commenting adverbs are used to provide commentary or evaluation of what is being discussed, often to express agreement, disagreement, or uncertainty.
As you can see, the adverb is modifying the verb.
Here, the adverb is modifying a complete sentence.
Common Viewpoint and Commenting Adverbs
There are many adverbs that are used to state points of view or comments. Below is a list of some common adverbs in this category. Let us take a look:
Now, let us examine some examples below:
Placement in a Sentence
Normally, when we want to state our viewpoints, we put these adverbs at the beginning or at the end of the sentence. Study the following examples carefully:
We lost the match,
Please note that this form is not very common among native speakers.
Make sure to add a comma after the adverb when it is used at the beginning of the sentence and before it when used at the end of the sentence.
When we want to give a comment about something or someone, the particular adverb normally comes before the main verb. Only when the verb is 'to be', the adverb can come either before or after the verb. Pay attention to the following examples: