Wide range of manner ADVERBS as modifiers

Wide range of manner ADVERBS as modifiers

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Point 52 in the category of ADVERBs in the English Grammar Profile is used “to modify how something happens.”  The following examples with EVP B1 and above adverbs are given and automatically coloured and linked on the complexity checker on this site:

(white is academic vocabulary)

Pattern 1

I decided to copy the pattern for “take his warning seriously.” => for a search on the iWeb corpus for _v* _a* _nn* _rr .

(however this is only one type of spacing to find a verb object adverb at the end of clause).

On the left is for general adverbs (I couldn’t distinguish the comparative adverbs etc. on the right for iWeb)

1 MAKE (VVI ) YOUR (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 2516

2 SET (VVI ) THE (AT) RECORD (NN1) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 1592

On the EVP this is

3 HAVE (VH0 ) NO (AT) IDEA (NN1) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 1339
4 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) PROBLEM (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 716
5 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) SITUATION (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 682
6 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) PROCESS (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 658
7 MAKE (VVI ) YOUR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 614

8 FITS (VVZ ) THE (AT) BILL (NN1) PERFECTLY (RR) . (.) 559 Perfectly=B1 on the EVP

This is very idiomatic,

On Cambridge dictionary: fill/fit the bill = to be exactly what is needed in a particular situation. This might be too high for most students to get the grammar.

 

9 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 432
10 FIT (VV0 ) THE (AT) BILL (NN1) PERFECTLY (RR) . (.) 431
11 MAKE (VVI ) THEIR (APPGE) LIVES (NN2) EASIER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 431

A1 =well 12 DO (VDI ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) WELL (A1) (RR_NN1@) . (.) 424

13 HAVE (VH0 ) A (AT1) QUESTION (NN1) THOUGH (RR@) . (.) 375
14 HAD (VHN ) A (AT1) PROBLEM (NN1) SINCE (RR@_II@) . (.) 369

15 CONTACT (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) DOCTOR (NN1) IMMEDIATELY (A2) (RR) . (.) 364

16 MAKE (VVI ) OUR (APPGE) LIVES (NN2) EASIER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 359
17 MAKE (VVI ) THEIR (APPGE) LIVES (NN2) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 358
18 MAKE (VVI ) YOUR (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 355

19 DO THE JOB PROPERLY (B1). 328

“To manage the claims the organisation’s ranks quickly increased to 1600, but some of the new employees were not equipped with the skills to do the job properly which led to problems with the repairs.”

 

20 MAKE (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 328
21 IS (VBZ ) THE (AT) REASON (NN1) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 326
22 DOES (VDZ ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) WELL (RR_NN1@) . (.) 323
23 MAKE (VVI ) MY (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 272

24 PLAY (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) CARDS (NN2) RIGHT (RR_NN1_JJ) . (.) 272

25 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) WORLD (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 271

26 GET (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) FACTS (NN2) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 259

27 MAKING (VVG ) THE (AT) PROBLEM (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 249
28 HAVE (VHI ) A (AT1) QUESTION (NN1) THOUGH (RR@) . (.) 237

29 CALL (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) DOCTOR (NN1) IMMEDIATELY (RR) . (.) 225

30 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) TRANSITION (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 225

31 DO (VDI ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) NICELY (RR) . (.) 224

32 MAKES (VVZ ) YOUR (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 224
33 SUITS (VVZ ) YOUR (APPGE) NEEDS (NN2) BEST (RRT) . (.) 222
34 GO (VVI ) A (AT1) STEP (NN1) FURTHER (RRR) . (.) 218
35 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOBS (NN2) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 215
36 ARE (VBR ) NO (AT_RR%) REVIEWS (NN2_VVZ) YET (RR) . (.) 212
37 DOES (VDZ ) ITS (APPGE) JOB (NN1) WELL (RR_NN1@) . (.) 205
38 MAKES (VVZ ) THE (AT) PROBLEM (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 202
39 MAKING (VVG ) THE (AT) SITUATION (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 201

40 TAKE YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY (B1/B2).  200

In the EVP, we find a similar example to the EGP learner’s: “take the warning seriously.”

41 HAD (VHD ) NO (AT) IDEA (NN1) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 197
42 HAVE (VH0 ) NO (AT) IDEA (NN1) HOW (RRQ) . (.) 194
43 MAKE (VVI ) OUR (APPGE) LIVES (NN2) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 193
44 MAKING (VVG ) YOUR (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 188

45 KEEP (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) BACK (NN1_JJ@) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 185

46 MAKES (VVZ ) MY (APPGE) LIFE (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 183
47 GOES (VVZ ) A (AT1) STEP (NN1) FURTHER (RRR) . (.) 181
48 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) CONDITION (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 175

49 FOLLOW (VV0 ) THE (AT) INSTRUCTIONS (NN2) CAREFULLY (RR) . (.) 173

50 WENT (VVD ) A (AT1) STEP (NN1) FURTHER (RRR) . (.) 170
51 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) PROPERLY (RR) . (.) 168
52 IS (VBZ ) NO (AT_RR%) SLOUCH (NN1_VV0) EITHER (RR_DD1) . (.) 168
53 DOES (VDZ ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) PERFECTLY (RR) . (.) 163

54 SEE (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) DOCTOR (NN1) IMMEDIATELY (RR) . (.) 162
55 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOBS (NN2) WELL (RR) . (.) 160

56 BE (VBI ) THE (AT) REASON (NN1) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 154

57 SETTING (VVG ) THE (AT) RECORD (NN1) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 154

58 CONTACT (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) VETERINARIAN (NN1_JJ) IMMEDIATELY (RR) . (.) 151

59 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) GAME (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 151
60 MAKES (VVZ ) THE (AT) SITUATION (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 151

61 DO THEIR JOBS EFFECTIVELY (B2). 150

62 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) WELL (RR_NN1@) . (.) 149
63 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 149

64 FIT (VVI ) THE (AT) BILL (NN1) NICELY (RR) . (.) 149

65 TAKES (VVZ ) YOUR (APPGE) PRIVACY (NN1) SERIOUSLY (RR) . (.) 149

66 FIT (VVI ) THE (AT) BILL (NN1) PERFECTLY (RR) . (.) 148

67 HAD (VHN ) NO (AT) PROBLEMS (NN2) SINCE (RR@) . (.) 147
68 MAKE (VVI ) YOUR (APPGE) DECISION (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 145
69 DISCUSS (VVI ) THE (AT) MATTER (NN1) FURTHER (RRR) . (.) 140
70 MAKE (VV0 ) THE (AT) PROBLEM (NN1) WORSE (RRR@_JJR) . (.) 140
71 SEE (VV0 ) A (AT1) DOCTOR (NN1) IMMEDIATELY (RR) . (.) 139
72 DO (VDI ) ITS (APPGE) JOB (NN1) PROPERLY (RR) . (.) 138
73 BREAK (VVI ) THE (AT) BANK (NN1) EITHER (RR_DD1) . (.) 138
74 ‘S (VBZ ) NO (AT) WONDER (NN1_VV0) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 138
75 BE (VBI ) A (AT1) PROBLEM (NN1) ANYMORE (RR) . (.) 137
76 MAKE (VVI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOBS (NN2) EASIER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 135

77 SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY (B1). 135

78 MAKE (VVI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 133
79 SEE (VVI ) A (AT1) DOCTOR (NN1) IMMEDIATELY (RR) . (.) 133
80 DOING (VDG ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) PROPERLY (RR) . (.) 131
81 BE (VBI ) THE (AT) CASE (NN1) ANYMORE (RR) . (.) 131
82 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) SITUATION (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 129
83 KEEPING (VVG ) YOUR (APPGE) BACK (NN1_JJ@) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 128
84 MAKE (VVI ) YOUR (APPGE) WORK (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 128
85 DO (VD0 ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) WELL (RR_NN1@) . (.) 127

86 FOLLOWED (VVD ) THE (AT) RECIPE (NN1) EXACTLY (RR) . (.) 124

87 MAKE (VVI ) A (AT1) DIFFERENCE (NN1) TOO (RR@) . (.) 124
88 DO (VDI ) YOUR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 123
89 DOES (VDZ ) THE (AT) JOB (NN1) NICELY (RR) . (.) 123
90 DIED (VVD ) A (AT1) YEAR (NNT1) LATER (RRR) . (.) 123
91 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) TASK (NN1) EASIER (RRR) . (.) 123
92 FITS (VVZ ) THE (AT) BILL (NN1) NICELY (RR) . (.) 121
93 KNOW (VV0 ) YOUR (APPGE) CHILD (NN1) BEST (RRT) . (.) 121

94 MISSING (VVG ) THE (AT) POINT (NN1) ENTIRELY (RR) . (.) 121

95 SEE (VVI ) THE (AT) WORLD (NN1) DIFFERENTLY (RR) . (.) 121

96 KNOW (VVI ) THE (AT) REASON (NN1) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 117
97 MAKE (VVI ) THE (AT) TEAM (NN1) BETTER (RRR) . (.) 117
98 DIED (VVD ) A (AT1) WEEK (NNT1) LATER (RRR) . (.) 116
99 BE (VBI ) A (AT1) PROBLEM (NN1) EITHER (RR_DD1) . (.) 115

100 DO (VDI ) THEIR (APPGE) JOB (NN1) EFFECTIVELY (RR) . (.) 115

 

Pattern 2

_nn* _v* _rr .

1 THINGS (NN2) GO (VV0) WRONG (RR) . (.) 3393
2 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) RIGHT (RR) . (.) 1353

3 INFORMATION (NN1) CONTAINED (VVD_VVN) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 724

4 HABITS (NN2) DIE (VV0) HARD (RR_JJ) . (.) 587

5 SIZE (NN1) FITS (VVZ) MOST (RRT@_DAT) . (.) 570

6 THINGS (NN2) WENT (VVD) WRONG (RR) . (.) 542

7 THINGS RUNNING SMOOTHLY (B2) . 541

1 KEEP (VVI ) 770


2 KEEP (VV0 ) 119
3 KEEPING (VVG ) 108
4 KEEPS (VVZ ) 73

8 MONEY (NN1) IS (VBZ) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 452
9 INFORMATION (NN1) CONTAINED (VVD_VVN) THEREIN (RR) . (.) 408
10 INVESTIGATION (NN1) IS (VBZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 377

11 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) QUICKLY (RR) . (.) 347
12 BUSINESS (NN1) RUNNING (VVG_NN1) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 331

13 TIME (NNT1) DOING (VDG) SO (RR) . (.) 330

14 THINGS (NN2) GO (VV0) WELL (RR) . (.) 317

15 MINDS (NN2) THINK (VV0) ALIKE (RR_JJ) . (.) 314
16 THINGS (NN2) GET (VV0) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 299
17 POWER (NN1) CORRUPTS (VVZ_NN2) ABSOLUTELY (RR) . (.) 298
18 SPACE (NN1) IS (VBZ) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 282
19 MEANS (NN) DO (VD0) SO (RR) . (.) 282
20 ELDER (NN1_JJR) SCROLLS (VVZ_NN2) ONLINE (RR_JJ) . (.) 266

21 MOTION (NN1) CARRIED (VVD_VVN) UNANIMOUSLY (RR) . (.) 238
22 MOTION (NN1) PASSED (VVD_VVN) UNANIMOUSLY (RR) . (.) 237

23 HEART (NN1) BEAT (VVD_VV0) FASTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 233
24 PEOPLE (NN) FEEL (VVI) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 223

25 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) WELL (RR) . (.) 220
26 THINGS (NN2) GOING (VVG) WRONG (RR) . (.) 213

27 QUESTION (NN1) IS (VBZ) WHEN (RRQ) . (.) 211
28 OTHERS (NN2) DO (VD0) TOO (RR@) . (.) 209
29 OTHERS (NN2) WILL (VM) TOO (RR@) . (.) 207
30 SEASON (NNT1) GETS (VVZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 188
31 THINGS (NN2) GOT (VVD_VVN) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 182
32 MONEY (NN1) DOING (VDG) SO (RR) . (.) 179
33 INFORMATION (NN1) PROVIDED (VVD_VVN_CS) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 179

34 SYSTEM (NN1) WORKS (VVZ) WELL (RR) . (.) 177

35 BUDGET (NN1) IS (VBZ) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 176
36 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) FASTER (RRR) . (.) 174
37 QUESTION (NN1) IS (VBZ) WHY (RRQ) . (.) 173
38 DETAILS (NN2) COMING (VVG) SOON (RR) . (.) 171
39 MONEY (NN1) WAS (VBDZ) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 161

40 PROCESS (NN1) GOES (VVZ) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 160
41 OPERATIONS (NN2) RUNNING (VVG) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 159

42 MIGHT (NN1%) MAKES (VVZ) RIGHT (RR_NN1_JJ) . (.) 158
43 PROCESS (NN1) IS (VBZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 157
44 FUN (NN1_JJ) DOING (VDG) SO (RR) . (.) 157
45 WORK (NN1) DONE (VDN) FASTER (RRR) . (.) 154
46 CONDITIONS (NN2) CONTAINED (VVD_VVN) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 152
47 WORK (NN1) IS (VBZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 150

48 THINGS (NN2) DONE (VDN) QUICKLY (RR) . (.) 142
49 THINGS (NN2) WENT (VVD) WELL (RR) . (.) 142

50 PROJECT (NN1) IS (VBZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 140

51 THINGS (NN2) RUN (VV0_VVN) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 139

52 STATEMENTS (NN2) MADE (VVD_VVN) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 139
53 HEART (NN1) BE (VBI) ALSO (RR) . (.) 137
54 INFORMATION (NN1) COMING (VVG) SOON (RR) . (.) 136

55 COUPLES (NN2) FILING (VVG) JOINTLY (C1)(RR) . (.) 134

56 MONEY (NN1) GO (VVI) FURTHER (RRR) . (.) 133
57 STATEMENTS (NN2) CONTAINED (VVD_VVN) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 132
58 ANSWER (NN1) IS (VBZ) MAYBE (RR) . (.) 131
59 EVIDENCE (NN1) SUGGESTS (VVZ) OTHERWISE (RR) . (.) 130
60 EVENTS (NN2) COMING (VVG) SOON (RR) . (.) 130

61 SYSTEM (NN1) RUNNING (VVG_NN1) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 129
62 THINGS (NN2) GO (VV0) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 129

63 PEOPLES (NN2) LIVES (VVZ_NN2) BETTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 128
64 THINGS (NN2) GO (VV0) RIGHT (RR_NN1_JJ) . (.) 127

65 PROCESS (NN1) WENT (VVD) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 127

66 BUDGETS (NN2) ARE (VBR) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 126

67 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) FAST (RR) . (.) 126

68 THINGS (NN2) DONE (VDN) FASTER (RRR) . (.) 126

69 THINGS (NN2) GO (VVI) WRONG (RR) . (.) 125

70 JOB DONE PROPERLY (B1) . 125

1 GET (VVI ) 189


2 GET (VV0 ) 30
3 GETTING (VVG ) 28

71 TIME (NNT1) STANDS (VVZ_NN2) STILL (RR) . (.) 119

72 QUESTION (NN1) IS (VBZ) HOW (RRQ) . (.) 118
73 ROOTS (NN2) RUN (VV0_VVN) DEEP (RR_JJ) . (.) 115
74 CONNECTIONS (NN2) ARE (VBR) TIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 115
75 DATE (NN1) GETS (VVZ) CLOSER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 113
76 REGULATIONS (NN2) PROMULGATED (VVN_VVD@) THEREUNDER (RR) . (.) 112
77 PEOPLE (NN) DO (VD0) TOO (RR@) . (.) 110
78 DAY (NNT1) IS (VBZ) ENOUGH (RR) . (.) 107
79 RIGHTS (NN2) GRANTED (VVD_VVN) HEREIN (RR) . (.) 107

80 SURGERY (NN1) WENT (VVD) WELL (RR) . (.) 106

81 PROBLEM (NN1) DOING (VDG) SO (RR) . (.) 105
82 AUDIENCE (NN1) WANTING (VVG) MORE (RRR_DAR) . (.) 104
83 INVESTIGATION (NN1) WAS (VBDZ) UNDERWAY (RR) . (.) 104

84 OPERATIONS (NN2) RUN (VV0_VVN) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 104

85 LINES (NN2) ARE (VBR) PARALLEL (RR_JJ) . (.) 103
86 CONTENT (NN1) CONTAINED (VVD_VVN) THEREIN (RR) . (.) 103
87 ARMS (NN2) ARE (VBR) STRAIGHT (RR_JJ) . (.) 101

88 THINGS (NN2) GO (VV0) BADLY (RR) . (.) 100

89 THINGS (NN2) GET (VV0) HARD (RR_JJ) . (.) 99
90 PEOPLE (NN) THINK (VV0) SO (RR) . (.) 99

91 PROCESS (NN1) RUN (VVN_NN1_VV0) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 97

92 OTHERS (NN2) WOULD (VM) TOO (RR@) . (.) 97
93 CHARGES (NN2) RELATED (VVD_VVN) THERETO (RR) . (.) 96

94 JOB (NN1) DONE (VDN) EFFICIENTLY (RR) . (.) 96

95 HAIR (NN1) GROW (VVI) FASTER (RRR_JJR) . (.) 95
96 CYCLE (NN1) BEGINS (VVZ) ANEW (RR) . (.) 95
97 TRANSACTIONS (NN2) CONTEMPLATED (VVD_VVN) HEREBY (RR) . (.) 93
98 WEEK (NNT1) IS (VBZ) ENOUGH (RR) . (.) 93
99 ONES (NN2) WORK (VV0) BEST (RRT) . (.) 92

100 THINGS (NN2) RUN (VVI) SMOOTHLY (RR) . (.) 92

 

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