Sentence Analysis

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children. It guides the child to identify the adverbial phrase in a sentence.

What is an Adverbial Phrase?

An adverbial phrase is a group of words that refines the meaning of a verb, adjective, or adverb. Like adverbs, adverbial phrases modify other words by explaining why, how, where, or when an action occurred.
They may also describe an action or object’s conditions or the degree to which an action or object was affected.

Types of Adverbial Phrase

  • Manner – How?
  • Time – When?
  • Place – Where?
  • Reason – Why?

Adverbial Phrase Example

  1. Laura will sing tomorrow. Here, the adverbial phrase is ‘tomorrow’ which depicts when? i.e., adverb of time
  2. Laura will sing loudly. Here, the adverbial phrase is ‘loudly’, which depicts how? i.e., adverb of manner

Watch this video to understand what is subject, predicate, and adverbial phrases.

Encourage the child to analyze the sentence and find out which adverbial phrase is present in the sentence.

Related Video Resources

For more sentence analysis lessons with examples, visit:

  1. Subject and Predicate
  2. Subject and Predicate: More Examples
  3. Subject, Predicate and Direct Objects
  4. Subject, Predicate, Direct and Indirect Objects
  5. Attributes

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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)

Elementary | Language | Sentence Analysis: Learning About Adverbial Phrases (English)


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