Adverbs of degree
These adverbs tell us the strength or intensity of something that happens. Many adverbs are gradable, that is, we can intensify them.
To do this we use adverbs of degree. These include; adequately, almost, entirely, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, immensely, moderately, partially, perfectly, practically, profoundly, strongly, totally, tremendously, very, virtually, . . .
The man drove badly. = The man drove very badly. - In this sentence very shows us how badly he drove.
These intensifiers are not gradable though, you cannot say The man drove extremely very badly.
Adverbs of degree (sometimes also referred to as adverbs of quantity) describe to what degree, level or extent something is done.
Like all adverbs, they can refer to a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
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