Adjunct

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How do you define an Adjunct? What is the definition of an Adjunct? The word derives from the Latin word 'adiūnctus' meaning 'to join to'. The definition of an Adjunct is as follows:

 

English Grammar & Terminology
Definition of Adjunct
Definition: An element in a sentence that, whilst not essential to the structure of the sentence, amplifies its meaning. An adjunct establishes the circumstances in which the action expressed by the verb take place.

Examples: Yesterday, tomorrow, after

Definition

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There are several different categories including Temporal, Locative, Modicative, Causal, Instrumental, Agentive and Conditional adjuncts which are explained as follows:

 

  • Time related or Temporal adjunct - when or how often something happened, duration and frequency. Examples: Yesterday, tomorrow, two months
  • Place related or Locative adjunct - where something happened. Examples: She played in the garden. She went to Paris
  • Modicative adjunct - how something happened. Examples: She sat with difficulty. They played noisily
  • Causal adjunct - why something happened, the reason or purpose. Examples: The shoes were tight because they were new. They went out to play football.
  • Instrumental adjunct - what was used to action something. Examples: He tightened the screw with a screwdriver
  • Agentive  adjunct - who made the action. Examples: Mrs. Jones played the piano
  • Conditional adjunct - what condition is required for something to happen. Examples: She would be a new car, if she won the lottery

 

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Adjunct

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