You might have observed children playing with amazing stuff like jumbled pictures which they understand analyze and then join them together to form a perfect image. Similarly, if you are given a set of jumbled sentences, you would have to analyze it, understand and then join them in such a sequence that it makes sense to every person reading it. Even the slightest mistake can make the sentence sound very wrong. It will look like a sentence that would have a lot of problems and mistakes.
Here you would see how the sentences work and different ways to improve writing or sentence formation skills. One way to it is to learn to make proper use of adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. In today’s session, we would make the use of adverbs to format different meaningful sentences.
Lets first know what is the importance of sentence structure.
Why Sentence Structure Matters?
The importance of sentence structure in English because of the use of modifiers. Now you would think what are modifiers? A modifier is basically a word or phrase that provides a proper description in the sentence. If you put modifiers in the wrong place then it can add confusion to the readers. It does not clearly specify the person intends to say.
Read the sentences given below:
“Only, I love you.”
“I love you only”
Check out the next set of the sentence.
‘Madhav needs to improve his technical skills, a video was watched.’
‘In order to improve his technical skills, our friend watched a video.’
In the first statement, readers do not know who is watching the video but with the second statement, it is quite clear that the person who needs to improve his building skills is watching the video.
Sentence Formation using Adverbs to Write Quality Sentences
Now let’s check how adverbs can help in improving the sentence formation skills. Using adverbs you need to follow a set of rules to make a sentence meaningful.
- If you are using adverbs in the sentence and it makes sense to the readers then keep it.
- If you delete the adverb from a sentence and it does not change the meaning of the sentence, then you can easily remove it.
- If you delete an adverb and it does weaken the sentence, then try to use a better expression that makes the use of better adverbs.
- If your adverb modifies the verb of the sentence then do not use it. Try using a better one and delete the previous one.
- She swims really well.
- He can run quickly.
- She always speaks softly.
- Mona coughed loudly to attract his attention.
- She plays the flute beautifully. (after the direct object)
- They ate the chocolate cake greedily. (after the direct object)
We are quite aware of the fact that a Good sentence structure helps to eliminate any sort of confusion and use sentence fragments to make it sound clear to the readers. Sentences are often incomplete, but it becomes difficult to identify them. So with the help of adverbs, you can easily make out what is wrong in the sentence and also improve it.