Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adjuncts, Disjuncts and Conjuncts



Adverbial Class has divided into three parts there are Adjuncts, Disjuncts and Conjuncts. The function of adverbial are realized by adverb phrases, noun phrases, prepositional phrases, finite verb clauses, non-finite verb clauses and verbless clauses. In contrast, a disjunct or a conjunct is not affected by either of these clausal processes. Sub classification of adjuncts has eight classification. Most disjuncts are prepositional phrases or clauses. It can be divided into 2 main classes, Style disjuncts and Attitudinal disjuncts. Most conjuncts are adverb phrases or prepositional phrases. The normal position for most conjuncts is initial.

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Units realizing adverbial functions
The function of adverbial are realized by adverb phrases, noun phrases, prepositional phrases, finite verb clauses, non-finite verb clauses and verbless clauses.

Classes of adverbials: adjuncts, disjuncts, conjuncts
Adverbials may be integrated to some extent into the structure of the clause or they may be peripheral to it. If integrated, they are termed ADJUNCTS. If peripheral, they are termed DISJUNCTS and CONJUNCTS, the distinction between the two being that 
Conjuncts have primarily a connective functions. An adverbial is integrated to some extent in clause structure if it is affected by such clausal processes as negation and interrogation. In contrast, a disjunct or a conjunct is not affected by either of these clausal processes. 
The function of adverbial are realized by adverb phrases, noun phrases, prepositional phrases, finite verb clauses, non-finite verb clauses and verbless clauses. Most disjuncts are prepositional phrases or clauses. Most conjuncts are adverb phrases or prepositional phrases.

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