Fronted Adverbials: Introduction
A fronted adverbial is an adverbial phrase or word that is placed at the start of the sentence and before the verb.
Usually, they are separated from the rest of a sentence with a comma (as in this sentence!).
Fronted adverbials are used a lot in descriptive writing. They can describe how an action happened, where it happened and when it happened.
They can be used to show:
Click on the link to take you to the grammar section that explains the adverb type if you are not sure.
Adverbial phrase or adverb, followed by a comma, followed by the main clause.
|Fronted adverbial||Comma||Main Clause|
|After the rain stopped||,||Marcus went for a walk.|
|Sometimes||,||I play soccer with my friends|