A phrase headed by an adverb. Examples (with the Head underlined) are angrily, very quickly, fortunately for him.

Identify the phrase type

Identify the type of phrase (noun phrase, preposition phrase, etc.) in each of the examples.

Y6 GPaS Test: Modal verbs, adverb phrases, and uncertainty

Read each of the following examples carefully. Indicate whether uncertainty is expressed using a modal verb or an adverb phrase:

Y6 GPaS Test: Preposition phrases, adverb phrases, and time

In each of the following examples, indicate whether time is expressed using a preposition phrase or an adverb phrase:

Adverb phrases

An adverb phrase is a phrase with an adverb as the Head word. The Head adverb can occur alone or with modifiers, i.e. other words which expand the phrase, for example:


phrase consists of one or more words that belong together. It takes one of the major word class elements (noun, adjective, etc.) as its Head.


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