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Topic 2 (session A) - Being creative with words and phrases > Manipulating word classes > A style with lots of adverbs

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(Semi) Automatic poetry
Introducing word classes
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Manipulating word classes
Changing word class - affixation
Changing word class - functional conversion
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Manipulating word classes

A style with lots of adverbs

It is quite difficult to find a text with lots of adverbs in it. The adverb is the least frequent and most optional, grammatically, of the four major word classes. So we have made one up.

Now the party was noisily in full swing. Many students were singing raucously. Others lurched drunkenly here and there. Then, suddenly, there was a horrifyingly large sucking noise outside. Slowly and seemingly inexorably the door creaked open, and a gigantically large slug oozed lubriciously into the room, greedily, and gratefully, engulfing undergraduates as it tried to join in the disappearing fun.


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