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Adverbs can modify all of the following except
A. other adverbs.
Adverbs can modify all of the following except nouns. This is because adverbs describe, modify or give more information about verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. For example, the word “quickly” is an adverb that modifies the adjective “fast.” Adverbs can also be used to modify whole phrases or sentences. However, they cannot be used to modify nouns directly.
So why can’t adverbs modify nouns? Well, it all has to do with grammar. In English, adjectives come before nouns while adverbs usually come after the verb (e.g., She sings beautifully). This means that if an adverb were to modify a noun directly, it would have to go in front of the noun, which would break the rule of thumb mentioned.
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