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    • Adverbs of Degree Andrew Ernest Ritz May 8, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 1 / 51
    • almost adv –. (175) about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh – ((of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; ”the job is (just) about done”; ”the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded”; ”we’re almost finished”; ”the car all but ran her down”; ”he nearly fainted”; ”talked for nigh onto 2 hours”; ”the recording is well-nigh perfect”; ”virtually all the parties signed the contract”; ”I was near exhausted by the run”; ”most everyone agrees”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 2 / 51
    • absolutely adv –1. (13) absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead – (completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; ”an absolutely magnificent painting”; ”a perfectly idiotic idea”; ”you’re perfectly right”; ”utterly miserable”; ”you can be dead sure of my innocence”; ”was dead tired”; ”dead right”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 3 / 51
    • awfully adv –1. (5) terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully – (used as intensifiers; ”terribly interesting”; ”I’m awful sorry”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 4 / 51
    • badly adv –1. (7) badly, severely, gravely, seriously – (to a severe or serious degree; ”fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated”; ”badly injured”; ”a severely impaired heart”; ”is gravely ill”; ”was seriously ill”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 5 / 51
    • barely adv –1. (11) barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce – (only a very short time before; ”they could barely hear the speaker”; ”we hardly knew them”; ”just missed being hit”; ”had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open”; ”would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave”- W.B.Yeats) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 6 / 51
    • completely adv –1. (37) wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogeth er, whole – (to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (‘whole’ is often used informally for ‘wholly’); ”he was wholly convinced”; ”entirely satisfied with the meal”; ”it was completely different from what we expected”; ”was completely at fault”; ”a totally new situation”; ”the directions were all wrong”; ”it was not altogether her fault”; ”an altogether new approach”; ”a whole new idea”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 7 / 51
    • decidedly adv –. (3) decidedly, unquestionably, emphatically, definitely, in spades, by all odds – (without question and beyond doubt; ”it was decidedly too expensive”; ”she told him off in spades”; ”by all odds they should win”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 8 / 51
    • deeply adv –1. (16) profoundly, deeply – (to a great depth psychologica lly; ”They felt the loss deeply”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 9 / 51
    • enough adv –. (101) enough, plenty – (as much as necessary; ”Have I eaten enough?”; (‘plenty’ is nonstandard) ”I’ve had plenty, thanks”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 10 / 51
    • enormously adv –. (3) enormously, tremendously, hugely, staggeringly – (extremely; ”he was enormously popular”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 11 / 51
    • entirely adv –1. (43) wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogeth er, whole – (to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (‘whole’ is often used informally for ‘wholly’); ”he was wholly convinced”; ”entirely satisfied with the meal”; ”it was completely different from what we expected”; ”was completely at fault”; ”a totally new situation”; ”the directions were all wrong”; ”it was not altogether her fault”; ”an altogether new approach”; ”a whole new idea”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 12 / 51
    • extremely adv –1. (11) highly, extremely – (to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect; ”highly successful”; ”He spoke highly of her”; ”does not think highly of his writing”; ”extremely interesting”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 13 / 51
    • fairly adv –1. (20) reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably – (to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; ”pretty big”; ”pretty bad”; ”jolly decent of him”; ”the shoes are priced reasonably”; ”he is fairly clever with computers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 14 / 51
    • far adv –1. (61) far – (to a considerable degree; very much; ”a far far better thing that I do”; ”felt far worse than yesterday”; ”eyes far too close together”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 15 / 51
    • fully adv –1. (29) fully, to the full, full – (to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (‘full’ in this sense is used as a combining form); ”fully grown”; ”he didn’t fully understa nd”; ”knew full well”; ”full-grown”; ”full-fledged”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 16 / 51
    • greatly adv –. (23) greatly – (to an extraordinary extent or degree; ”he improved greatly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 17 / 51
    • hardly adv –1. (37) barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce – (only a very short time before; ”they could barely hear the speaker”; ”we hardly knew them”; ”just missed being hit”; ”had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open”; ”would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave”- W.B.Yeats) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 18 / 51
    • highly adv –1. (1) highly, extremely – (to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect; ”highly successful”; ”He spoke highly of her”; ”does not think highly of his writing”; ”extremely interesting”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 19 / 51
    • incredibly adv –1. (5) incredibly, improbably, implausibly, unbelievably – (not easy to believe; ”behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 20 / 51
    • indeed adv –1. (66) indeed, so – (in truth (often tends to intensify); ”they said the car would break down and indeed it did”; ”it is very cold indeed”; ”was indeed grateful”; ”indeed, the rain may still come”; ”he did so do it!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 21 / 51
    • intensely adv –. (3) intensely – (in an intense manner; ”he worked intensely”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 22 / 51
    • just adv –1. (162) merely, simply, just, only, but – (and nothing more; ”I was merely asking”; ”it is simply a matter of time”; ”just a scratch”; ”he was only a child”; ”hopes that last but a moment”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 23 / 51
    • least adv –. (5) least, to the lowest degree – (used to form the superlative; ”The garter snake is the least dangerous snake”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 24 / 51
    • less adv –1. (68) less, to a lesser extent – (used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; ”less interesting”; ”less expensive”; ”less quickly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 25 / 51
    • little adv –. (16) little – (not much; ”he talked little about his family”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 26 / 51
    • lots adv –. a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much – (to a very great degree or extent; ”I feel a lot better”; ”we enjoyed ourselves very much”; ”she was very much interested”; ”this would help a great deal”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 27 / 51
    • most adv –1. (180) most, to the highest degree – (used to form the superlative; ”the king cobra is the most dangerous snake”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 28 / 51
    • much adv –1. (95) much – (to a great degree or extent; ”she’s much better now”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 29 / 51
    • nearly adv –1. (53) about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh – ((of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; ”the job is (just) about done”; ”the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded”; ”we’re almost finished”; ”the car all but ran her down”; ”he nearly fainted”; ”talked for nigh onto 2 hours”; ”the recording is well-nigh perfect”; ”virtually all the parties signed the contract”; ”I was near exhausted by the run”; ”most everyone agrees”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 30 / 51
    • perfectly adv –1. (13) absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead – (completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; ”an absolutely magnificent painting”; ”a perfectly idiotic idea”; ”you’re perfectly right”; ”utterly miserable”; ”you can be dead sure of my innocence”; ”was dead tired”; ”dead right”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 31 / 51
    • positively adv –1. (5) positively – (extremely; ”it was positively monument al”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 32 / 51
    • practically adv –1. (27) practically – (almost; nearly; ”practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train”; ”he was practically the only guest at the party”; ”there was practically no garden at all”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 33 / 51
    • pretty adv –. (35) reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably – (to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; ”pretty big”; ”pretty bad”; ”jolly decent of him”; ”the shoes are priced reasonably”; ”he is fairly clever with computers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 34 / 51
    • purely adv –. (12) strictly, purely – (restricted to something; ”we talked strictly business”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 35 / 51
    • quite adv –1. (57) quite, rather – (to a degree (not used with a negative); ”quite tasty”; ”quite soon”; ”quite ill”; ”quite rich”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 36 / 51
    • rather adv –1. (59) rather, instead – (on the contrary; ”rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left”; ”he didn’t call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter”; ”used English terms instead of Latin ones”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 37 / 51
    • really adv –1. (61) truly, genuinely, really – (in accordance with truth or fact or reality; ”she was now truly American”; ”a genuinely open society”; ”they don’t really listen to us”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 38 / 51
    • scarcely adv –1. (10) barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce – (only a very short time before; ”they could barely hear the speaker”; ”we hardly knew them”; ”just missed being hit”; ”had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open”; ”would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave”- W.B.Yeats) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 39 / 51
    • simply adv –1. (46) merely, simply, just, only, but – (and nothing more; ”I was merely asking”; ”it is simply a matter of time”; ”just a scratch”; ”he was only a child”; ”hopes that last but a moment”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 40 / 51
    • so adv –1. (322) so – (to a very great extent or degree; ”the idea is so obvious”; ”never been so happy”; ”I love you so”; ”my head aches so!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 41 / 51
    • somewhat adv –1. (50) slightly, somewhat, more or less – (to a small degree or extent; ”his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory”; ”the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 42 / 51
    • strongly adv –1. (18) strongly – (with strength or in a strong manner; ”argues very strongly for his proposal”; ”he was strongly opposed to the government”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 43 / 51
    • terribly adv –1. (8) terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully – (used as intensifiers; ”terribly interesting”; ”I’m awful sorry”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 44 / 51
    • thoroughly adv –1. (8) thoroughly, exhaustively – (in an exhaustive manner; ”we searched the files thoroughly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 45 / 51
    • too adv –1. (180) excessively, overly, to a fault, too – (to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; ”too big”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 46 / 51
    • totally adv –. (8) wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether , whole – (to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (‘whole’ is often used informally for ‘wholly’); ”he was wholly convinced”; ”entirely satisfied with the meal”; ”it was completely different from what we expected”; ”was completely at fault”; ”a totally new situation”; ”the directions were all wrong”; ”it was not altogether her fault”; ”an altogether new approach”; ”a whole new idea”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 47 / 51
    • utterly adv –. (8) absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead – (completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; ”an absolutely magnificent painting”; ”a perfectly idiotic idea”; ”you’re perfectly right”; ”utterly miserable”; ”you can be dead sure of my innocence”; ”was dead tired”; ”dead right”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 48 / 51
    • very adv –1. (260) very, really, real, rattling – (used as intensifie rs; ‘real’ is sometimes used informally for ‘really’; ‘rattling’ is informal; ”she was very gifted”; ”he played very well”; ”a really enjoyable evening”; ”I’m real sorry about it”; ”a rattling good yarn”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 49 / 51
    • virtually adv –1. (4) virtually – (in essence or effect but not in fact; ”the strike virtually paralyzed the city”; ”I’m virtually broke”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 50 / 51
    • well adv –1. (76) well, good – ((often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (‘good’ is a nonstandard dialectal variant for ‘well’); ”the children behaved well”; ”a task well done”; ”the party went well”; ”he slept well”; ”a well-argued thesis”; ”a well-seasoned dish”; ”a well-planned party”; ”the baby can walk pretty good”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Degree May 8, 2011 51 / 51