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Transkript Adverbs of Comment and Viewpoint – Satzstellung

Hello and welcome to another video from the series on adverbs. Today we´ll specifically talk about 2 types: comment adverbs and viewpoint adverbs. Heute sprechen wir über Adverbien und ganz genau geht es um Kommentar und Sichtpunkt Adverbien. I´ll teach you all you need to know, what these terms mean, show you loads of examples and tell you something about their place in a sentence. Ich werde dir erklären, was diese Begriffe bedeuten, ich zeige dir viele Beispiele und sage dir, wo sie in einem Satz hingehören. Honestly, I think that I can teach you a lot about this topic because I studied it in detail myself. Theoretically, you can learn and understand this topic after watching this video only once. I just showed you, how you can use comment and viewpoint adverbs in practice. Honestly, I think that I can teach you a lot about this topic because I studied it in detail myself. Honestly is the so called comment adverb. It shows out attitude or opinion of what is said. When I start a sentence by saying "honestly", I am telling you that it is my personal opinion. It´s my comment on the situation. Now look at the other sentence from the beginning of this video: Theoretically, you can learn and understand this topic after watching this video only once. Theoretically is the so called viewpoint adverb. We use viewpoint adverbs to make it clear from what point of view we are speaking. In this case, we are speaking from the theoretical point of view, not from the practical point of view. Theoretically, you can learn and understand this topic after watching this video only once. By this I´m telling you, that it is theoretically possible, but because this is quite a difficult topic, it´s more likely, that you´ll need to watch this video a few times and then probably also watch the practice video.  Comment and viewpoint adverbs are very similar, and are often the same words. But they have one thing in common: they often refer to the whole sentence, not just the verb. To make this clear, let´s compare comment and viewpoint adverbs with another type. Do you remember the so called adverbs of manner? Adverbs of manner answer the question "How?", and they only modify the verb. Like in this sentence: She started singing happily. How did she start singing? Happily. Here, happily is the adverb of manner, it gives us more information about how she was singing. Compare it with this sentence: Happily, she started singing. Here, happily is the comment adverb. The word happily gives the speakers comment or opinion of the event, in this situation, the speaker thinks, that her starting to sing was the happy event. But it does not give us information about how she was singing. Let´s now discuss details. First we´ll talk about comment adverbs and then viewpoint adverbs. Comment adverbs, like we´ve already discussed, they show your attitude or opinion on the situation. Here are a few examples for you: astonishingly, clearly, frankly, generally, honestly, interestingly, luckily, naturally, sadly, seriously, unbelievably, fortunately, probably, obviously, surprisingly. Comment adverbs usually go at the beginning of the sentence. Clearly, Jack had no idea what he was doing. Notice that there is a comma after the adverb. But they can also be placed after the subject. Jack clearly had no idea what he was doing. Or they can be placed at the end of the sentence: Jack had no idea what he was doing, clearly. Again, notice the comma. Let´s now talk more about viewpoint adverbs. They show specifically from what point of view you´re speaking. Your own maybe, or you are speaking from the point of view of someone else, or something else. If for example you are speaking from the point of view of science, you start your sentence with: scientifically. A few examples of viewpoint adverbs: officially, geographically, economically, theoretically, ideally, statistically, technically, normally, politically speaking, in terms of. These adverbs usually don´t show your own opinion, you´re showing from which perspective you´re stating the fact. And they are usually at the beginning of the sentence. But remember, like I already said: comment and viewpoint adverbs are often the same words. For example the adverb "personally" is both a comment adverb, because you are saying that this is what your personal attitude is, but it is also a viewpoint adverb, because you are specifically saying that this is your point of view and not someone else. The same way with "in my opinion". Alright, are you still with me? Do you remember the difference between those adverbs we just discussed and the adverb of manner? Look at this situation: The man in the red shirt cannot see clearly without his glasses. Here, clearly is an adverb of manner and answers the question how. How? - clearly. But look at the same picture with a different describing sentence: Clearly, this is a friendly meeting. With this sentence, we are describing the whole situation. Ok, that´s really all for today. Now either watch the video again to make sure, you´ve learned all of it, or go straight to the practice video of this topic. Have a nice day, bye!

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    gut

    Von M Pangert, vor mehr als einem Jahr
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    Einfach toll, Danke!

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