Comment adverbs and adverbials: 1 awesome list of adverbials

Commenting adverbs and adverbials

Comment adverbs meaning

Comment adverbials and adverbs are connecting words that can be used in writing essays, paragraphs, and different genres of writing. They give information about the speaker’s view about things, people, or events. They are also called viewpoint adverbs and commenting adverbs.

comment adverbs

Here is a list of comment adverbs:

  • According to
  • In fact
  • Obviously
  • Carelessly
  • Luckily
  • Unluckily
  • Fortunately
  • Unfortunately
  • Disappointingly
  • Wisely
  • Surely
  • Clearly
  • Apparently
  • Amazingly
  • Simply
  • Personally
  • Technically
  • Theoretically
  • Certainly
  • Naturally
  • Theoretically
  • Unbelievably
  • Thoughtfully
  • Wrongly
  • To be honest
  • Honestly
  • Quite honestly
  • Frankly
  • Astonishingly
  • Generally
  • Interestingly
  • Sadly
  • Seriously
  • Luckily
  • Naturally
  • Unbelievably
  • Sadly
  • Surprisingly
  • Foolishly
  • Confidentially
  • Presumably
  • Stupidly
  • Technically

Comment adverbs are usually used to start a sentence or clause. Also, they can be put at the end of a sentence or clause.

At the beginning and end of sentences, we usually separate the adverbs from the rest of the sentence by a comma in writing or by intonation in speech. Here are some comment adverbs examples:

  • Clearly, they did not understand what I said.
  • They did not understand what I said, clearly.

Comment adverbs can also be used after the subject.

  • They clearly did not understand what I said.
  • He certainly does not know about the event.

Some comment adverbs indicate our attitude to or opinion of what is said:

  • To be honest
  • Honestly
  • Quite honestly
  • Frankly
  • Astonishingly
  • Generally
  • Interestingly
  • Sadly
  • Seriously
  • Luckily
  • Naturally
  • Unbelievably
  • Sadly
  • Surprisingly
comment adverbs
Adverbs of comment

If the adverb applies to only part of the sentence, it can be used in different positions.

  • Astonishingly, they did well in the last exam. (= I was surprised that they did well)
  • They did astonishingly well in the last exam. (= They did extremely well)

Some adverbs of comment are used to identify what features of something are being talked about:

  1. Physically
  2. Financially
  3. Environmentally
  4. Biologically
  5. Morally
  6. Logically
  7. Industrially
  8. Medically
  9. Technically
  10. Visually
  11. Politically
  12. Ideologically
  13. Outwardly
  • They are alike physically, but they have different personalities.
  • Financially, our company is making progress.

These phrases can be used in a similar way:

  • Politically
  • In political terms
  • Politically speaking
  • In terms of politics
  • From a political point of view
  • As far as politics is concerned

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