WHAT ARE THE ADVERBS OF DEGREE?

Adverbs of degree tell us about the intensity or degree of an action, an adjective or another adverb. They’re words that can go before adjectives and adverbs to indicate the degree to which they can be relevant. They answer the question “how much?” or “to what degree?”

1. Adverbs of degree provide information concerning how much of something is done.

Example:

  • They like eating ramen a lot.

2. They are placed after the verb or entire expression (at the end of the sentence).

Example:

  • She’ll attend the meeting as well.

ADVERB OF DEGREE

MODIFYING

EXAMPLE

Extremely

adjective

The weather is extremely hot.

Quite adjective

The host is quite boring.

Just

verb

She was just helping.

Almost verb

She has almost died trying to save him.

Very

adverb

The tiger is running very fast.

Too adverb

You are talking too loudly.

Enough

adverb

You are working out hard enough.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF COMMON SINGLE-WORD DEGREE ADVERBS:

almost

absolutely

awfully*

badly*

barely

completely

decidedly

deeply

enough

enormously

entirely

extremely

fairly

far

fully

greatly

hardly

highly

how

incredibly

indeed

intensely

just

least

less

little

lots

most

much

nearly

perfectly

positively

practically

pretty*

purely

quite

rather

really

scarcely

simply

so

somewhat

strongly

terribly*

thoroughly

too

totally

utterly

very

virtually

well

REMEMBER:
*Expressions with * are informal