What is a adverb opener?
An adverbial is a word or phrase that has been used like an adverb to add detail or further information to a verb. In the sentences above, the verbs are in pink and the adverbials are in blue. ‘Fronted’ adverbials are ‘fronted’ because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb.
How do you vary a sentence opener?
How to vary your sentence structureVary the subject of your sentences. Especially if, like me, you tend to start with a character name or pronoun.Break up long sentences.Use a subordinate (dependent) clause before the subject. Here’s an example of what that looks like: “Looking across the road…” or “As Mandy watched…”
Are sentence openers and fronted Adverbials the same?
Fronted adverbial phrases are useful in descriptive writing, as they can easily describe where, when and how an action occurred. Basically, fronted adverbials are phrases or words at the start of a sentence which are used to describe the action that follows. They can be used as sentence starters.
What are some examples of adverbs?
Some examples of adverbs of manner include:Slowly.Rapidly.Clumsily.Badly.Diligently.Sweetly.Warmly.Sadly.