Questions tagged [adverbs]

副詞. Words that typically modify 用言 (words that inflect and function as predicators, such as verbs and adjectives). However, 副詞 also modify other constituents, including other adverbs, nouns (under limited circumstances), and even entire sentences.

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Why are 近く and 多く nouns?

The く-form of 近い and 多い can be used as nouns and adverbs. For most adjectives, however, the く-form is only used as an adverb. So why do these exceptions exist?
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When/How to use なので or ので after adverbs/adverbials?

A rule for using nanode/node: [ので used for both adjective and verb. [adjective]+ので [verb]+ので なので used for noun. [noun]+なので](https://hinative.com/en-US/questions/5656968#answer-15048955) Is ばかり a noun/...
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Is there a rule to determine whether or not 「に」 should be attached after 「まま 」?

In the example sentences of my textbook for the grammar 〜まま, it is used either with 「に」 (①) or without 「に」 (②,③): In the case of ②, I understand that 「に」 is not necessary as まま is not acting as an ...
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Using a く form of an い adjective with a noun

Is it possible that there just may be a verb that is being implied? The phrases are as follows (these are extracts of a song, so I've bolded the phrases in question and left the continuing lyrics as ...
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Making adverb form of verb + なります

I was reading an NHK article and came across this line: お金{かね}を払{はら}うとき「キャッシュレス」を利用{りよう}する人{ひと}が増{ふ}えて、現金{げんきん}をあまり使{つか}わなくなっているためです。 It comes after a line that says "This is the first time the ...
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Meaning of the ~く adverb in this sentence and the validity of interpreting it as ~くて

The following lines come from a song: 喜劇の涙より誰よりも儚く 奪われるまま汚れるまま ココに… I first interpreted the usage of 儚く as an adjective here as a short form of 儚くて (and hence, "More fleeting (and ...) than ...