USE OF INTENSIFIERS
Adverbs are words used to describe a verb, an adjective or another verb. They tell us more about a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Examples are gently, loudly, beautifully, fearfully, slowly, etc.
Intensifiers are words that are used to strengthen the meaning of other expressions and show more emphasis. They are used to add more meaning in a sentence that contains a verb, an adjective or adverb.
EXAMPLES OF INTENSIFIERS
Examples of intensifiers are;
- at all
- super, etc.
Forming sentences with intensifiers
The following sentences contain intensifier
|1||very||The water is very hot.|
|2||too||She is too busy.|
|3||pretty||She’s pretty brilliant.|
|4||really||Do you really mean it?|
|5||strongly||I strongly disagree.|
|6||quite||It is quite calm here|
|7||so||He is so kind to us.|
|8||At all||I don’t like his character at all.|
|9||extremely||My house is extremely clean.|
|10||such||Yesterday was such a hot day.|
- ____________ add more meaning to a sentence. A. Noun B. Intensifiers C.Verb D. Pronoun
- One of the following is not an example of intensifiers. A. too B. very C. write D. so
- What is the intensifier in this sentence “I don’t like his character at all.” A. I B. don’t C. his D. at all.
- What is the intensifier in this sentence “He is so kind to us.” A. is B so C. to B. us
- What are intensifiers
- Mention three intensifiers