Adverbs of degree or intensity
The adverbs of degree or intensity or ‘ adverbs of degree ‘ express the intensity with which the action is performed. The adverbs that can be graduated are derivatives and adjectives. In English, there are three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative, which in turn distinguishes between the absolute superlative and the relative superlative. adverbs of degree list
The adverbs of degree modify other adverbs, adjectives, and verbs. The adverbs of degree are those that classify other adverbs, adjectives, and verbs, or that tell us the extension of something that occurs or is described. Some adverbs of degree are: almost, somewhat, nearly, highly, greatly, just, fairly, extremely. The list is very long. In the following examples, we are going to detail the uses of adverbs by modifying verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. adverbs of degree list/ Adverbs of degree list
The most common adverbs of degree l
- The hairdresser cut my hair horribly .
- They were drinking dangerously and stupidly.
- I didn’t think she was teaching badly .
- She’s working surprisingly well today.
- You speak English well . Adverbs of degree list
- He’s doesn’t listen very well .
- I’m working hard today.
- Stop talking so loudly , please.
Modifying other adverbs
(In this position they are also called ‘enhancers’).
- He was talking too slowly for my liking.
- I’m usually quickly finding the results.
- Almost weekly I have an exam. Adverbs of degree list
- I know I’m a very good football player.
- George is a truly fantastic mathematician.
- The kids thoroughly enjoyed the basketball match.