In grammar, an adverb phrase head is the word that functions as the head of the adverb phrase. Only adverbs can function as adverb phrase heads. Examples of adverbs as adverb phrase heads include the following:
- rather quickly
- very stubbornly
- incredibly zestfully
- much too emotionally
Adverb as Adverb Phrase Head
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