Adverbial Objectives

Adverbial Objectives 1

An adverbial objective(adverbial noun) is a noun used as an adverb that expresses time, distance, weight or value. Adverbial objectives usually answer the question of how long(time), how far(distance), how heavy(weight), etc.

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Adverbial Objectives 2

Adverbial objectives can express time.

The meeting lasted three hours.
(The word hours is the adverbial objective and it is modified by the adjective three. How long or How many hours.)

Mr. Smith stayed two months in the hotel.
(The noun month is the adverbial objective.)

Jim is twenty four years old.
(The noun years is the adverbial objective. How old.)

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Adverbial Objectives 3

Adverbial objectives express distance.

We walked three miles.
(The noun miles is the adverbial objective. How far or How many miles.)

The plate fell four feet.

The table is two meters long.

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Adverbial Objectives 4

We can express weight with adverbial objectives.

The package weighed two pounds.
(The noun pounds is the adverbial objective. How heavy or How many pounds.)

Mary weighs fifty five kilos.

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Adverbial Objectives 5

Value is often expressed with adverbial objectives.

The shirt cost twenty dollars.
(The noun dollars is the adverbial objective. How much or How many dollars.)

The lunch is eight dollars.

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Also see:
The Adverb
Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of Time
Adverbs of Degree
Interrogative Adverbs
Adverbial Objectives
The Adverb Clause
The Relative Adverb

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