Adverbs of Degree 



Adverbs of Degree :



There is a group of adverbials that come before the main verb and after the (first) special verb if there is one. They are adverbs of degree and probability.

1. Absolutely
2. Almost
3. By No Means
4. Certainly
5. Completely
6. Hardly
7. In No Way
8. Just
9. Just like that
10. Largely
11. Merely
12. Merely
13. Naturally
14. Nearly
15. Normally
16. Only
17. Partly
18. Possibly
19. Probably
20. Quite
21. Rather
22. Really
23. Regularly
24. Rightly
25. Scarcely
26. Simply
27. Very Likely
28. Wholly

QUITE : (predeterminer) - (adverb)

Meanings :

1. Completely
2. Perfectly
3. Differently

Example Sentences :

1. I am not quite ready to go.
2. You are quite right.
3. If you want to go that is quite right with me.
4. If you have quite finished interrupting, perhaps I can continue.


RATHER : (predeterminer - adverb)

Meanings :

1. to some degree
2. quite

Example Sentences :

1. It is rather cold today.
2. It rather surprised me.
3. I was rather pleased when I won the prize.


PROBABLY : (adverb)

Meanings :

1. Almost
2. certainly
3. certainly
4. according to what is likely

Example Sentences :

1. We are going on holiday soon probably next month.
2. Will you be able to come tomorrow? Probably not.

POSSIBLY : (adverb)

Meanings :

In accordance with what is possible

POSSIBLE : (adjective)

Meanings :

That can exist or happen or be done

Example Sentences :

1. I will do all I possibly can.
2. I can't walk possibly 20 miles an hour.
3. My wife nearly killed herself when she fell off the ladder.
4. She has almost finished making her new dress.
5. I have hardly understood a word you have said.
6. The manager scarcely said a word the whole evening.
7. He just opened the door. He didn't go inside.
8. I only just had enough time to finish the exercise.
9. They have by no means finished the work yet.
10. I was quite naturally in a hurry to go home.
11. I absolutely forbid you to do it.

ABSOLUTELY : (adverb)

Meanings :

1. Completely

Example Sentences :

1. I trust her discretion absolutely.
2. I am very hungry and I'm absolutely starving.
3. My son charged me saying, "You have completely ruined the house".
4. I am afraid…I was partly to blame for the accident.

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