Adverbial phrase – locution adverbiale
Let's Define It!
What's an *adverbial phrase*?
An adverbial phrase is a group of words working as an adverb.
Please remember that verbs aren't included adverbial phrases
When I say, for example, "Elle chante très bien" [She sings very well], both très and bien taken together form an adverbial phrase.
Adverbial phrases play the same functions adverbs do, including modifying verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, etc.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Here are a couple of examples containing adverbial phrases. They are underlined for your convenience.
- Vous parlez vraiment bien le francais. / You speak French really well.
- Cette voiture va trop rapidement. / This car is going too fast.