Talk:adverb

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I removed the following text from the Usage notes section:

  • Adverbs and prepositions are sometimes confused. To differentiate, adverbs typically describe how something was done; while prepositions often describe where something was done. For example:
"He threw the ball really fast." - Really and fast are both adverbs; really modifies fast and fast modifies (describes) threw.
"She spilled milk all over the place." - All over the place is a preposition, it describes where the milk went.

I did it because "all over the place" is not a preposition. It is a prepositional phrase, and in this case, this propositional phrase does act as an adverb. The preposition is all over. —Internoob (DiscCont) 22:40, 3 May 2010 (UTC)