Adverbs of Degree

Intrepid English Podcast

Nov 23 2021 • 6 mins

Accompanying blog post: https://intrepidenglish.co.uk/adverbs-of-degree/

An adverb of degree is an adverb that tells you about the intensity of something. What I mean by intensity is – we may wish to tell our friend that we are happy. But we may want to tell them how happy we are (ergo the intensity of our happiness). So we could say: I am extremely happy (meaning you are very happy) or I am not very happy (meaning you are close to being sad.)

Other examples of adverbs of degree include: too, enough, very, incredibly and extremely.

Here are some sentence examples:

The movie was extremely disappointing.

She is walking too fast.

I am incredibly angry at what just happened.

Find our other adverb blog posts and podcasts here:
Adverbs of Frequency: https://intrepidenglish.co.uk/adverbs-of-frequency/
Adverbs of Place: https://intrepidenglish.co.uk/adverbs-of-place/


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