Comment adverbs and adverbials: 1 awesome list of adverbials


What are comment adverbs?

Comment adverbs are connecting words that give information about the speaker’s view about things, people, or events. Adverbs of comment are also called viewpoint adverbs and commenting adverbs.

In this post, you’ll get to know some comment adverbs, how they are used, and some comment adverbs examples.

Commenting adverbs and adverbials

Here is a comment adverbs list:

  • 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 (comment adverbials) indicate our attitude to or opinion of what is said:

Comment Adverbs

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

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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