What are adverbial phrases?
An adverbial phrase is a group of words that act as an adverb. They modify the main clause of a sentence. Adverbial phrases help to add more information to a sentence and thus help the reader better understand something.
Here are some examples of how adverbial phrases can be used to improve a base sentence:
BASE SENTENCE: I ate my breakfast (without an adverbial phrase)
I ate my breakfast very quickly. (with an adverbial phrase of manner)
I ate my breakfast before I had a shower. (with an adverbial phase of time)
I ate my breakfast in the kitchen. (with an adverbial phrase of place)