Loads/Lots (informal)    I see my friends loads at the weekend. 1. Highly    He is a highly skilled engineer.It is highly likely that Sue will get the job.

Thoroughly     I thoroughly enjoyed the film.I thoroughly approve of loans for students. The following adverbs are intensifiers that can be used with ungradable adjectives: absolutely, completely, entirely, totally and utterly. Terms & Conditions   Cookies PolicyOTUK Training Ltd. Company registered in England No. The adverb ‘absolutely’ can be used with: 4.

Tim and Tom are not quite the same height, but they are virtually identical. The following adverbs all weaken the adjective or adverb and all appear before the adverb or adjective in the sentence: a bit, fairly, pretty, quite, rather, slightly, and somewhat. 1. Sorry, but I think you are ______________ wrong! Adverbs of degree can modify: 2. You really should look where you are going!

Which of these adverbs goes after the adjective?a. Adverbs of degree are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify, although there are some exceptions. I am slightly nervous actually! terribly             c. brilliant6. Adverbs of degree tell "how much" or "to what extent." Slightly    I will earn slightly more money in my new job.How do you feel about the interview? Totally    I feel too tired to come out tonight. In this study guide, we will walk you through a range of adverbs of degree with examples of how to use each of them in a sentence. The temperature was barely above freezing. 2. The drink wasn’t hot enough.

Two examples of reporting verbs are say and tell.

Subject + auxiliary verb + adverb of degree + past participlee.g. Completely    I completely understand why you are worried.That is a completely different situation. Some common adverbs are used in the same way as "very" to heighten the degree of adjectives and adverbs. The position of the adverb is before the adjective or adverb. For example: I’m totally convinced Sam will quit his job. Too as an adverb meaning "excessively" goes before the adjective or adverb it modifies. We’ll also look at reporting verbs to improve your academic writing. Enormously    The film was enormously successful.I enormously appreciate your help with that. slightly). Adverbs of degree tell us about the intensity of something. As you will soon see, they are usually placed before the word they are modifying.

They can either intensify the meaning (I am extremely hungry) or make it weaker (I’m fairly certain I locked the door).

somewhat       d. educated, Reporting verbs are used when you want to tell someone about another conversation. An adverb of degree can modify an adjective, another adverb or a verb.

2.1 Some Exceptions. There are so many adverbs of degree that it’s impossible to list them all in one short guide. They walked very quickly. completely. I missed you lots when you went away! We also call this reported speech or indirect speech.

absolutely. For example: She climbed the mountain extremely quickly. Our choice of adverb depends on whether the adjective (which the adverb is intensifying) is gradable or ungradable. Entirely    That is an entirely different situation.I’m not entirely sure what you mean! I thought that book was _________ interesting. I have totally forgotten to bring my phone. This mango is almost ripe. There are many adverbs that intensify, or make the meaning stronger. Enough can be used as both an adverb and as a determiner. © Copyright 2012-2020 OTUK. The order is reversed and the verb goes before the subject. That exam was long, boring and incredibly difficult. For instance, we may wish to express that we are quite nervous or a bit cold. The words "too", "enough", "very", and "extremely" are examples of adverbs of degree. Occasionally she cooks us an absolutely fantastic meal. 2. I scarcely closed the door before he started talking.

Very    Martina is very tall. The table below gives further examples of gradable and ungradable adjectives and the intensifiers used with them. Enough as an adverb meaning 'to the necessary degree' goes after the adjective or adverb that it is modifying, and not before it as other adverbs do. This is an alphabetical list of common single-word degree adverbs. With modal verbs, the adverb of degree can appear before the modal verb or before the main verb, depending on the meaning. Greatly    I greatly appreciate your help.She is greatly admired for her work on nuclear physics. 2. Subject + adverb of degree + main verbe.g. Adverbs of degree are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify, although there are some exceptions. For example, it is possible to be ‘highly intelligent’, but not ‘highly clever’! Page and check your text using a unique Contextual Grammar and Spell Checker. In this study guide, we’ll look at examples of these verbs and show you how to use them correctly.