Adverbs of Degree in English
What are adverbs of degree in English? Adverbs of degree show the level of intensity of a verb in the sentence. Using them makes your writing and speaking much more effective (or can even change the meaning of a sentence)!
Here is an example of a sentence with and without an adverb of degree:
- He won the race.
- He almost won the race.
The meaning completely changes when we add this adverb.
The meaning doesn’t always change when we add adverbs of degree. Sometimes, these adverbs of degree just give us more clarification.
- I love you.
- I deeply love you.
- I agree.
- I highly agree.
- You said what I was thinking.
- You perfectly said what I was thinking.
In these cases, the verb is strengthened by the use of the adverb of degree.
Here is a list of some of the more common adverbs of degree.
4 ‘Really Awesome’ Libraries in California
It’s almost impossible to choose just four really awesome libraries in California. However, we are absolutely sure that these are some of the best in the state! Notice how we use these adverbs of degree in English for the descriptions of each library: the words on the adverbs list are in bold. When are these words being used as adverbs of degree?
The San Diego Public Library, Downtown SD
While some people believe that people barely read books these days, we highly disagree: San Diegans read enough that the city just finished an entirely new library! The completely new structure is one of the coolest architectural designs in SD: check out our article about this amazing place.
San Francisco Public Library, Potrero Branch
What a view! This structure was recently renovated in 2010 and offers beautiful city views, lots of natural lighting, free wireless internet, and many places for group meetings and individual study.
Los Angeles Public Library
The Los Angeles Public Library holds more than 6 million books: that’s well more books than any other public library in the U.S.! The building is an utterly beautiful piece of architecture (check out the simply gorgeous globe lamp!) that is worth a visit.
Hearst Castle Library, San Simeon
The Hearst Castle is extremely famous for being one of the most beautiful castles in the United States, so perhaps it is fairly unsurprising that the castle has an incredibly stunning library. The details of the warm and lavish structure are impressive!
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