Grammar Patterns

Graded and ungraded adjectives

Part 2: Grading adverbs

Some adverbs which modify adjectives are grading adverbs and indicate that the adjective is a graded adjective. They are also known as adverbs of degree. We show below some examples of adverbs of this kind. They belong to the following meaning groups:The 'more' and 'less' groupThe 'fairly' and 'extremely' groupThe 'particularly' groupThe 'surprisingly' groupThe 'dangerously' and 'tolerably' groupThe 'breathtakingly' group

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