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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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adverbialad‧ver‧bi‧al /ədˈvɜːbiəl $ -ɜːr-/ adjective technical  SLGused as an adverb an adverbial phraseadverbial noun [countable]
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adverbialThe syntactic analysis revolves mainly around the study of adverbial and participial structures in the narrative.There are two other points in this extract, sentences 4 and 10, where adverbial clauses occur in sentence-initial position.Parallel to the division of adjunct, we may divide sub-clauses into attributive clauses, predicative clauses and adverbial clauses.Lyons suggests that this x retains a pronominal element, as well as containing an adverbial element similar to here.The next question is - do all these adverbial expressions function in the same way?It carries more textual meaning than an adverbial occurring in the same position.Further, there are no adverbs or adverbial phrases except those of time and place.
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