Grammar Patterns

Graded and ungraded adjectives

Pattern 2: adv ADJ n

The adjective follows a grading adverb and is followed by a noun.
Some analysts dismiss the growing popularity of Western appliances among increasingly affluent Japanese consumers as a fad.
You were a very good swimmer in high school.
But historically Poland has been a fairly large nation, in European terms.
Ethnic radio is still a relatively new concept in Britain.
She had a remarkably successful career since first appearing in A Handful Of Stars in London at 16.

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