Adverbs of Degree: A Complete List with Examples

In our English learning sessions, we have been working on the different types of adverbs and how they can be used in a sentence. But today we would be working on something that is really interesting and will be helpful to understand something new.

We would be discussing the degree of adverbs and how adverbs can be able to tell or portray the intensity of something. It would be interesting for you to know that adverbs of degree are positioned just before the adjectives, adverbs, and verbs and that they can be used to modify them. Yes, sometimes there are exceptions that do not work as per the rules. 

Tabular List of Adverbs of Degree with Example Sentences

Here are some example words for degree of adverbs are ‘too’, ‘enough’,’very’, ‘extremely’, ‘almost’ etc.

Following is a tabular list of adverbs of degree with what they modify and their sentence example.

Adverb of degree

Modifying

Example

extremely

adjective

The water was extremely cold.

quite

adjective

The movie is quite interesting.

just

verb

He was just leaving.

almost

verb

She has almost finished.

very

adverb

She is running very fast.

too

adverb

You are walking too slowly.

enough

adverb

You are running fast enough.

Now that you can see how adverbs of degree are used to different grammatical units (adverb, verb and adjective) that is provided in the sentence.

Let’s begin by checking the extended list of examples that you can use to learn how to correctly use these words while writing:

  • Almost: As it faded the features of the beautiful, almost angelic woman started to become clear.
  • Deeply: I suppose it also had to do with the fact that my parents were messy folk, something of which I was deeply ashamed.
  • Extremely: She became extremely unpopular and was widely blamed for the King’s growing weakness as he aged.
  • Intensely: His intensely intimate music gets under your skin rather than grabbing you by the lapels.
  • Little: The basket of consumer goods in the United States Consumer Price Index has changed little this year.
  • Least: The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
  • Scarcely: I can scarcely leave my house without her joining me in whatever activity I am doing.

 

Conclusion:

You might have learned about the adverbs of degree and how these adverbs can be used in a sentence and modify them. With the help of an adverb of degree, you could understand how different sentences can be formed. EnglishBix provides the greatest platform to allow people to come together and learn something new. Stay tuned!

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