42 Adverbs – Degree

Adverbs

Adverbs are expressions that function as modifiers of other elements in the clause. They can provide a wide range of information.

Adverbs of Degree are used to provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.

Adverbs are usually positioned after the auxiliary verbs “to be” or “to have” and before other verbs.

Adverbs have these structures in a sentence:
Subject + “Be/Have” + Adverb;
Subject + Adverb + Verb.

In some cases Adverbs can be formed by adding -ly to adjectives.

Below you can read the main Adverbs of Degree in ascending order:

  • Almost
  • Too
  • Quite
  • Extremely
  • Fully
  • Very
  • Your dinner is almost ready.
  • Her dress was too small for me.
  • This job is quite interesting.
  • I have an extremely busy schedule.
  • Our office is fully furnished.
  • You look very beautiful tonight.

Main Adverbs of Degree are as follows::

  • Almost (nearly, not yet);
  • Too (more than it should be);
  • Quite (enough);
  • Extremely (to a very great degree);
  • Fully (no less or fewer than);
  • Very (in a high degree).

Adverbs are important as they modify other elements in a sentence. Adverbs giving information about the intensity of an action or adjective are called Adverbs of Degree.

The main Adverbs of Degree are: Almost, too, quite, extremely, fully and very.

Adverbs have these structures in a sentence:

  • Subject + “Be/Have” + Adverb;
  • Subject + Adverb + Verb.

For example:
— “I’m extremely confused.” = In this case the action is expressed by a the verb to be, so the adverb is positioned after it (verb “to be” + adverb).

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