Q. What is a Adverb?

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To find the meaning of the word adverb, I recommend searching Literati by Credo which will provide a number of definitions from various reference sources.  

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For instance, The American Heritage dictionary of the English language lists the following definitions: 

1. The part of speech that modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or an entire clause or sentence.

2. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as so, very, and rapidly.
[Middle English adverbe , from Old French , from Latin adverbium (translation of Greek epirrhēma) : ad-, in relation to ; see ad– + verbum, word, verb ; see wer- 5 in Indo-European roots.]

Adverb. (2011). In The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. Retrieved from http://libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://literati.credoreference.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/content/entry/hmdictenglang/adverb/0


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