Adverbs of Degree
What are the examples of adverbs of degree? What is the difference between adverb of degree and frequency?
Adverbs of Degree
1) An adverb is a word or set of words that modifies verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Usually adverbs modify verbs, telling us how, how often, when, or where something was done.
We walked really slowly.
2) There are many kinds of adverbs. Among them there are adverbs of degree. These adverbs tell us about the intensity of something. They are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify.
I was too scared to move forward.
The most common adverbs of degree are extremely, quite, just, almost, very, too, enough etc.
Enough can be used as both an adverb and as a determiner. Enough as an adverb meaning 'to the necessary degree' goes after the adjective or adverb that it is modifying. It can be used both in positive and negative sentences.
This bed isn’t comfortable enough.
Enough is often followed by to + infinitive or for something/something.
They’re not old enough to get married.
This suit is big enough for Mike.
The adverb too has two distinct meanings, each with its own usage patterns. Too as an adverb meaning ‘also’ goes at the end of the phrase it modifies. Too as an adverb meaning ‘excessively’ goes before the adjective or adverb it modifies. It can be used both in positive and negative sentences. Too is often followed by to + infinitive or for something/something.
I’d like to go to the cinema too!
Is he too young to become a president? – No, he isn’t too young for that.
Note that there is a big difference in meaning between too and very. Very expresses a fact while too suggests that there is a problem.
She speaks very quickly.
She speak too quickly. I can’t understand her.
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