adverb equivalent


: a word not otherwise an adverb or a word group that has one of the typical functions of an adverb (as months in "we have waited months for this", without leave in "absent without leave", in the corner in "stand it there in the corner", when I can in "I'll write when I can")

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adverb equivalent was in 1875

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“Adverb equivalent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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