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  • Adverbs of opinion and observation in English

    In this chapter the adverbs of opinion and observation will be explained. They give information about an opinion about an action or an observation of an action. 

    What are adverbs of opinions and observations?

    Adverbs of opinion and observation inform us about an opinion about an action or an observation of an action.

    enlightenedThe adverbs of observation are similar to the adverbs of manner, because they both give information about how something is carried out. 

    Adverbs of opinion and observation examples:

    • Surely she broke the cup, but she doesn't want to tell her father. 
    • Personally, we think you should quit your job. 
    • Technically, I didn't do anything wrong.

    Placement of adverbs of opinion and observation

    1) Adverbs of opinion are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence, then they are separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma. Rarely they are placed at the end.

    2) Adverbs of observation are usually placed before the main verb. If the main verb is 'to be' the adverbs of observation can be placed after the main verb. 

    An alphabetical list of adverbs of opinion and observation

    The following table shows a list of common adverbs of opinion and observation. 

    Adverb Example
    Actually Actually, I still wanted to use that piece of paper. 
    Basically I have basically nothing to do all day. 
    Bravely She bravely went up to the criminals. 
    Carelessly  This essay is very carelessly written. 
    Cleverly  They cleverly hid the present.
    Clearly  Clearly he did not understand what  I told him. 
    Effectively Effectively, they did not do much at work today. 
    Foolishly  She foolishly believed him.
    Fortunately  Fortunately I brought my sweater, because it is getting colder.
    Generously  He generously offered his coat to her. 
    Kindly  She smiled kindly to the little children. 
    Logically   Logically we would meet again after tonight. 
    Luckily  Luckily Martina kept her wallet in a safe. 
    Naturally  Naturally I would say: 'go for it'. 
    Personally  Personally, I would not wear that for going out. 
    Pleasantly  She was pleasantly surprised by the flowers she found on her desk.
    Practically They are practically never home. 
    Presumably  Presumably, he speaks Chinese. 
    Rudely You rudely interrupted the teacher yesterday. 
    Seriously  Seriously, is that all you can say? 
    Surely   Surely, we would understand. 
    Technically  Technically she was Dutch, but everyone assumed she was German because of her accent. 
    Theoretically Theoretically I could stop working right now.

    Test your knowledge of the adverbs of opinion and observation in English with the exercises below. 


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