4 May 2000

1.1.6 Adverbs, in L'Huillier, Advanced French Grammar

presentation of L'Huillier's work, by Corry Shores

[Subsection headings are my own]

Monique L'Huillier

Advanced French Grammar

1. Framework

1.1 Parts of Speech

1.1.6 Adverbs

(i) Extra Info

Adverbs add additional information to a verb, adjective, or another adverb, or a whole clause.

Tu marches lentement.
Vous êtes trop gentil.
Il conduit si vite!
Hier, je suis allée au cinéma.

(ii) Invariation

For the most part, adverbs are invariable.

(iii) Simple or Compound

Adverbs can be either 
1) simple (bien, mal, vite), or
2) compound (avant-hier, tout à fait)

They may take many different formations, but most adverbs end in -ment.

(iv) Clause Modification

Adverbs that modify clauses are optional elements to those clauses they modify. And they can be moved about according to certain rules.

L'Huillier, Monique. Advanced French Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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