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adjectives and adverbs
Descriptions of people and things in terms of their actions.
he is generous
she is a kind woman
the waiter was very polite
Features that will last a long time or will not change (permanent).
Anyone hungry? Lunch is nearly ready.
It’s so cold in Nick’s house.
absent, ill, dry, full, lonely, wet, hot, thirsty, angry
information about people, animals or things represented by nouns and pronouns.
Relations between people and things. These adjectives usually require a word or phrase (complement) to complete their meaning.
I am fond of ice cream
his car is similar to mine
more information about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a clause or a whole sentence and, less commonly, about a noun phrase.
how something happens
We walked very carefully across the floor.
where something happens
when something happens
how long something happens
This pill will take away the pain temporarily.
how often something happens
They almost never invite people to their house these days
focusing in something specific
A: Want some sugar in your coffee?
B: Only half a spoon, please
how much or to what degree something happens
That dog behaves incredibly stupidly!
the speaker’s opinion of something
Unfortunately for me, I can’t speak Italian.
certainty or necessity
how certain or necessary something is
The train will probably be late.
the speaker’s perspective or reaction
Personally, I don’t see why the party has to start so early.
relationships between clauses and sentences
Gradable and ungradable
Many pairs of opposites are gradable, they have different degrees of the same feature
This suitcase is extremely small.
This suitcase is very small.
This suitcase is quite small.
It rained very heavily this summer. Therefore, many of the vegetables were very small.