#79 - Adverbs of Degree - English Grammar

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Adverbs of Degree

Adverbs of degree indicate the degree or intensity of an action, adjective, or another verb. They are used to show the strength of the word they are modifying. They are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb they are modifying.

Adverbs of Degree - Used with Adjectives
  • The coffee is extremely hot.
  • The book is quite interesting.
  • She is very beautiful.
  • He is incredibly strong.

Adverbs of Degree - Used with Adverbs
  • The cars are moving very slowly.
  • You are walking too fast.
  • He types fairly quickly.
  • She is working quite diligently.

Adverbs of Degree - Used with Verbs
  • I was just leaving.
  • We have almost finished the project.
  • I barely knew the answers on the test.
  • They hardly noticed anything different.

Adverbs of Degree - "Enough" as an Adverb

"Enough" as an adverb indicates that the word it is modifying is to the necessary degree or intensity. It always goes after the adjective or adverb it is modifying.
  • This room is not large enough
  • Did we get here early enough?
  • The math homework is not challenging enough.
  • Is the water warm enough?

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