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1 What are adverbs of degree? Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeWhat are adverbs of degree?
2 Adverbs of degree tell how much or the degree of something. Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeAdverbs of degree tell how much or the degree of something.How hard is your homework?It’s not so hard.It’s fairly hard.It’s very hard.It’s extremely hard.It’s completely terrifying!
3 also much hardly greatly very rather so firmly almost nearly Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeChoose an adverb of degree to complete each sentence. Which word is the adverb modifying?also much hardly greatly very rather so firmly almost nearlyI’m so tired that I can keep my eyes open.I believe you will make the team.Be careful! You fell from that tall tree. Can I _____ come to the game?hardlyfirmlynearlyveryalso
4 Hannah didn’t win any races. Hannah won most of the races. Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeAdverbs of degree should go before the word you want to modify. How does the meaning of the sentences change as the adverbs move?Hannah nearly won all the races.Hannah won nearly all the races.Tom only asked Mahmoud for help.Tom asked Mahmoud only for help.Hannah didn’t win any races.Hannah won most of the races.Tom asked one person.Tom asked for one thing.
5 Like adjectives, adverbs have three degrees of comparison. Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeLike adjectives, adverbs have three degrees of comparison.Positive degreeComparative degreeSuperlative degreenearsoonearlyloudlyoftennearersoonernearestsoonestearlierearliestmore loudlymore oftenmost loudlymost oftenFor adverbs of one syllable, add er to make the comparative degree and est to make the superlative degree.For some adverbs of two syllables, also add er and est.For most adverbs of two syllables, add more to make the comparative degree and most to make the superlative degree.
6 A few adverbs are irregular — they don’t follow a pattern. Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeA few adverbs are irregular — they don’t follow a pattern.Positive degreeComparative degreeSuperlative degreewellmuchbadlylittlebetterbestmoremostworseworstlessleast
7 An adverb adds meaning to a verb, adjective or another adverb. Grammar ToolkitAdverbs of degreeAn adverb adds meaning to a verb, adjective or another adverb.Adverbs of degree tell how much or the degree of something. Place the adverb of degree before the word you want to modify.Like adjectives, adverbs have three degrees of comparison: positive (one thing), comparative (to compare two things) and superlative (to compare three or more things).There are rules for forming adverbs of degree (e.g. soon, sooner, soonest), but irregular adverbs don’t follow the rules (e.g. badly, worse, worst).