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Adverbs of Degree

Añadido por Tomasz H. 9 marzo 2015 categoría: English, Lexicon

almost -> if something almost happens, it does not happen but it is very close to happening

e.g. I almost missed the bus.


absolutely -> completely

e.g. The food was absolutely delicious.


awfully -> very

e.g. awfully difficult


badly -> very seriously

e.g. badly injured


barely -> only just

e.g. He was barely alive when they found him.


completely -> in every way or as much as possible

e.g. I completely forgot that you were coming.

 

decidedly -> undoubtedly, confident way

e.g. That exam was decidedly more difficult than the last one.


deeply -> very much

e.g. I have fallen deeply in love with her.


enough -> as much as necessary

e.g. They had enough fuel for one week.


enormously -> extremly

e.g. It's an enormously popular show.


entirely -> completely

e.g. I'm not entirely convinced that it will work.


extremely -> very, much more than usual

e.g. It's an extremely huge rain!


fairly -> more than average, but less than very

e.g. She has a fairly big family.


far -> much more

e.g. Young people are far more independent these days.


fully -> completely

e.g. The plane was fully booked.


greatly -> very much

e.g. I greatly admire your music.


hardly -> almost not

e.g. I was so tired that I could hardly walk.


highly -> very or to a large degree

e.g. A highly effective treatment.


incredibly -> extremely

e.g. The team played incredibly well.


intensely -> very strong

e.g. intense heat/pain


least -> less than anyone or anything else

e.g. Which car cost least?


less -> a smaller amount

e.g. I prefer my coffee with less sugar.


little -> small size or amount

e.g. She's so little.


lots -> a large number

e.g. He earns lots of money.


nearly -> almost

e.g. It's nearly three weeks since I last saw him.


positively -> in a good way

e.g. Most children respond positively to praise.


purely -> only

e.g. She married him purely for his money.


quite -> a little or a lot but not completely

e.g. I'm quite tired after the match.


rather -> slightly

e.g. I rather like it.


really -> very much

e.g. She's really nice.


scarcely -> only just

e.g. They had scarcely finished eating when they came.


somewhat -> slightly

e.g. We were somewhat disappointed with the food.


strongly -> very much

e.g. I strongly believe that we should take action.


thoroughly -> very carefully

e.g. Wash the tomato thoroughly before eating.


totally -> completely

e.g. I totally agree.


utterly -> completely

e.g. It's utterly ridiculous.


very -> used to emphasize an adjective or adverb

e.g. She was very pleased.


virtually -> almost

e.g. I've virtually finished.

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Łukasz Czerniowski - 9 de marzo de 2015 a las 08:36

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