What is the difference between an adjunct and disjunct? How can I distinguish between the two? Please, I will be very thankful if you give me some examples.

  • Are you asking about disjuncts or disadjuncts? Please edit this to make your question consistent.
    – curiousdannii
    Jan 29, 2016 at 15:54
  • My question is clear enough. Please, do not try to invent what I did not write. Stick to my question which is disjunct.
    – user11223
    Jan 29, 2016 at 17:49
  • There is no such thing as a disadjunct, so your question can't be answered as asked.
    – user6726
    Jan 29, 2016 at 18:44
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    @user11223 You wrote disajunct in the title: linguistics.stackexchange.com/revisions/15682/1 Don't get angry at us because you made a typo.
    – curiousdannii
    Jan 30, 2016 at 0:01

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As is, your question has no answer, since you haven't mentioned what theory or whose classification you were interested in. Here's what Hilde Hasselgård writes on this:

"A striking feature of descriptions of adverbials is that there are hardly any two grammars that use the same classification scheme and/or terminology" (Hasselgård 2010: 21).

For more details on how different linguists classify adverbs, see Hasselgård 2010, especially Part I.2. The classification of adverbials.

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