Adverbs of sentence
Sentence adverbs are adverbs that modify the entire sentence. These adverbs can also function as adverbs of degree or various other types. However, when a sentence adverb is placed at the beginning of a sentence it is to put emphasis on the adverb itself, that is, to modify the entire sentence. Sentence adverbs include: Indeed, ideally, actually, ironically, interestingly, certainly, curiously, evidently, naturally, thankfully etc. The list goes on!
(1) Generally, adverbs of sentence go at the very start of the sentence to emphasise the entire sentence;
- Curiously, we never found out what went wrong that day.
- Actually, I must tell you that I’m not at all happy over the way you treated me.
- Interestingly, It does rain in the city every so often.
- Indeed, I am looking for a red hat.
- Thankfully, we were able to finish the race without getting into a storm.
- Naturally, if he had taken the detour he’d have got there faster.