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Unit 8.1

Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs

Adverbs are words that function as modifiers of sentences, clauses or various elements of clauses. 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 of degree are usually positioned after the auxiliary verbs to be or to have and before other verbs.

Their positions are:
Subject + be/have + adverb + …
Subject + adverb + verb + …

The main adverbs of degree are: almost, tooquite and very.

In some cases these adverbs can be formed by adding -ly to adjectives: extreme ⇒ extremely, full ⇒ fully,

  • Your dinner is almost ready.
  • Her dress was too small for me.
  • She likes Italy very much.
  • This job is quite interesting.
  • I have an extremely busy schedule.
  • Our office is fully furnished.

Adverbs of degree are used to show the intensity of an action, adjective or another adverb. The main adverbs of degree are:

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

Adverbs of degree give information about the intensity of an action or adjective.

The main adverbs of degree are: almost, toovery, quite, extremely and fully,

Their positions in a sentence are:
Subject + be/have + adverb + …
Subject + adverb + verb + …

For example:
— “I’m extremely confused.” = The action is expressed by the verb to be.
— “The glass is extremely full.” = The action is expressed by the verb to be.

 

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that show its use within a context.

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