The present perfect tense is used to represent an action which has been completed within a period of time that extends up to the present. The present perfect tense can also be used to talk about actions which cannot be attributed to a definite point of time.
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By adding –ly to an adjective:
Strange, strangely; brave, bravely; beautiful, beautifully; able, ably; cheerful, cheerfully; modest, modestly; probable, probably; selfish, selfishly; vigorous, vigorously
Adverbs which are used for asking questions are called interrogative adverbs. There are several different kinds of interrogative adverbs.
Interrogative Adverbs of Time
Examples are: when, how long, how early, how soon etc.
There are three kinds of adverbs – Simple, Interrogative and Relative. The vast majority of adverbs belong to the first group; there are very few adverbs of the second and third types.
While is a subordinating conjunction. It usually introduces subordinating clauses of time. But sometimes while also expresses contrast.
It wasn’t such a pleasant journey as we thought it would be.
She is not such a fool as you think her to be.
No sooner … than
Conjunctions which are always used in pairs are called correlative conjunctions. Note that most correlative conjunctions are of the coordinating type.
Examples are: either…or, neither…nor, not only…but also…, not…but, though…yet, both…and, so…that etc.