Adverbs of Degree
Adverb of Degree
An adverb of degree lets us know how much or to what extent something is done. It indicates the intensity of something, either stronger or weaker. Adverbs of degree are usually found before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify.
Here is a list of common Adverbs of Degree and their meanings:
|ADVERB OF DEGREE
|We have almost finished the puzzle.
|We are going slow enough to cross safely.
|I was extremely careful when loading the dishwasher.
|She had just eaten her dessert when the doorbell rang.
|They haven’t quite painted the whole house.
|This candy is too sour.
|I’m very pleased with the results of the test.
Any adverb that indicates intensity can be considered an adverb of degree when placed before the modified word in a sentence. For this reason, adverbs like extremely, terribly, and especially can be used as an adverb of degree.
Here are some examples:
|They are extremely happy to have won the competition.
|He missed his dog terribly.
|She especially loved the mint chocolate chip.