Abasedly is an adverb describing something as occurring in an abjectly or downcastly manner.
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An adverb is one of the parts of speech used to limit or qualify the signification of an adjective, verb, or other adverb; as, very cold, naturally brave, much more clearly, readily agreed. Adverbs may be classified as follows: 1) adverbs of time, as, now, then, never, etc; 2) of place, as, here, there, where, etc; 3) of degree, as, very, much, nearly, almost, etc; 4) of affirmation, negation, or doubt, as, yes, no, certainly, perhaps, etc. 5) of manner, as, well, badly, clearly, etc.
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Amiss is an adjective which means wrong, faulty, out of order. As an adverb, amiss means wrongly or out of the way.
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A is used before a consonant, an before a vowel. Thus we say an Emperor, a King. Sometimes a virtual consonant exists at the beginning of a word without being written, as in union and once, which are pronounced with the initial sounds of y and w, younion and wunce. Before such words it is customary to drop the final letter of the article, at least in pronunciation, and there can be no good reason for not writing a union, a once beloved monarch. On the other hand, whenever h is mute, we should retain the n both in writing and speaking; thus, an history, but an historical'work. That an and not a is the primitive form of the article, is proved by the Anglo-Saxon an and the German ein; indeed our own numeral one is only another and fuller form of the same word. In such phrases as three shillings a pound, the article evidently has this meaning. The double shape of our article has led to a corrupt mode of writing certain words; thus from an eft was deduced a, neft, a newt. The letter a often appears prefixed to nouns so as to constitute a kind of adverb, as afoot, aside, aboard, now-a-days, etc. These, as Horne Tooke observes, are all abbreviations of on fote, on syde, on borde, now-on-daies, etc, which thus occur in our old English poets. This on is an Anglo-Saxon preposition with the meaning of in. In many words now in use, the a in the beginning takes the place of on. Alive, for instance, means on life, i.e. in life. So 'he fell asleep', in the old translation of the New Testament is, he fell on sleep. The a formerly often prefixed to our participles in ing, both in the active and passive sense, as the house is a-preparing, he is gone a-walking, has the same origin.
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Barely is an adverb meaning hardly, scarcely, nakedly, openly, merely.
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Formerly is an adverb meaning some time ago, in the past. Before. Thus we might say that formerly typewriters were much used for writing documents, but now they have been replaced by computers and word processors.
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Parts of speech are the classes into which words are divided in virtue of the special functions which they discharge in the sentence. Properly speaking there are only seven such classes, namely the noun, adjective, pronoun, verb, adverb, preposition, and conjunction; for the article, which is usually classed as a separate part of speech, is essentially an adjective, while the interjection can hardly be said to belong to articulate speech at all.
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The infinitive form of a verb in English involves the use of the word 'to'. Thus, 'to state' is an infinitive. A split infinitive is a situation where an adverb is interposed between the word 'to' and the verb, for example, 'to openly state' is a split infinitive, the correct term being 'to state openly' or 'openly to state'.
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In grammar, a subordinate clause is a clause serving as an adjective, adverb, or noun in a main sentence because of its position or a preceding conjunction. That is a subordinate clause is a part of a sentence which adds more information to the sentence, but is in itself not a stand alone sentence. An example of a subordinate clause might be: 'Because he had not eaten for a week', the full complex sentence being 'Because he had not eaten for a week the boy ate his cabbage.' Or 'Fed up with waiting, the woman left the restaurant'. A clause can be made into a subordinate clause by adding a conjunction (when, if, because, whenever) at the start of a clause. Subordinate clauses at the start of a sentence make the sentence more interesting, and encourage the reader to read on to find out what happens and to build emotion: for example: 'Red with rage, his blood boiling, Grant felt the cold steel of the water pipe in his hand'.
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ADV is an abbreviation for Advanced Development Vehicle
Adv is an abbreviation for adverb
ADV is an abbreviation for Air Defence Variant
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