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Can you use adverbs with declarative clauses? You know, when you complete a clause with い-adjective or a noun and だ、or です particle? Can they take adverbs?

Examples:

彼がとても元気ですね? (He's quite lively, isn't he?)

彼女がとてもかわいい。 (She's vary cute.)

Are adverbs allowed in these cases? Or are they limited to being used in clauses who's copula is based on a proper verb?

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    naruto already mentioned and I add why. 彼がとても元気ですね 彼女がとてもかわいい are meaning "They usually don't look healthy or cute but now/today they do" with ...が〜.
    – user20428
    Apr 3, 2017 at 0:54

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彼はとても元気です and 彼女はとてもかわいい make perfect sense, as well as とても元気な彼 or とてもかわいい彼女. (Use は instead of が!)

For 'noun + copula' sentences like 彼は学生だ, using とても doesn't make sense. Still, you can use many other adverbs:

  • 彼は絶対学生だ。 He is definitely a student.
  • 明日はきっと雨だ。 It will certainly rain tomorrow.
  • 彼女はときどき会社員で、ときどき学生だ。 She is sometimes an office worker and sometimes a student.
  • お父さんはいつも会社です。 My father is always at work. (see this)
  • そろそろ春だ。 Spring is coming.

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