"A Student''s Grammar of the English Language (SGEL)" has become an authoritative study and reference material for students of the English language at some universities. Those students may be native as well as non-native speakers of the language who need a textbook that is as easily comprehensible as possible because quite a number of those who do reach for the book do so in order that they could teach others. It is a pity SGEL does not seem to be helpful in that respect for a number of reasons. This monograph cuts out a section of the textbook (SGEL) and takes a critical look at how adverbs and adverbials are presented in there. The fundamental goal of the work is to point out the shortcomings in the section and put it in contrast with different presentations of the subject matter with regard to coherence, logic, comprehension, usefulness, efficiency, and a possible language-to-language transition. The primary target group for which the book was written may be students-future teachers, teachers, or readers who are simply interested in analysing linguistic forms and the principles that govern them.