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English Adverbs

Adverbs of Duration

Overview | Degree | Duration | Frequency | Manner | Place | Probability | Time | Adverbial
Comparative | Superlative

Adverbs of duration tell us how long something happened.

They include; briefly, forever, long, shortly, permanantly, temporarily etc.

For example:

"They were occupied." = "They were briefly occupied." - In this sentence briefly shows us the duration.

"The phone was out of order." = "The phone was temporarily out of order." - In this sentence temporarily shows us the duration.

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