Adverbial Modifier

Adverbial Modifier

 

a secondary part of a sentence that describes the circumstantial attributes of an action or state (place, time, purpose, cause, means). The adverbial modifier also defines an action or other attribute in a qualitative or quantitative sense. The adverb is a specialized form of adverbial modifier. Adverbial participles, the oblique cases of nouns, and infinitives may also function as adverbial modifiers. An adverbial modifier may relate to the sentence as a whole (”Now it’s winter there”) or to an individual word in the sentence, to which it is connected either by adjoining or by loose subordination.

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Thus, you would need to use an adverbial modifier, not an adjectival modifier.
The gerund may be a subject, a part of a compound verbal predicate, an object, an attribute and an adverbial modifier.
The Rasta version of verse 2 locates the Babylonian captivity in the adverbial modifier "inner" (Jamaican patois for "in a") strange land.
225), but an adverbial modifier depending on a verbal predicate.
As discussed above, PB is provided with four templates at the Morphosyntactic Level for the adverbial modifiers of the Representational Level.
Accordingly, he claims that internal modification must generally be interpreted as external, adverbial modification: "A principal claim in this chapter is that adjectives inserted into NPs in V-NP idioms can, where they are well-formed, systematically be interpreted as adverbial modifiers of the whole idiom" (Nicolas, 1995: 236).
It may take adjectival modifiers, as in 24b below, as well as adverbial modifiers (see 24c), and it may also take clausal or prepositional complements, as is the case with 24d below.