Adverbs of Degree

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Adverbs of Degree tell us about the degree or extent of an action, quality or manner.

Examples are: almost, little, enough, much, too, partly, fully, so, rather, quite, nearly, just, too, hardly, scarcely, very etc.


Adverbs of degree normally come in mid position with the verb. They are placed after the auxiliary verbs and before other verbs. If there are two auxiliary verbs, the adverb comes after the first.

An adverb of degree qualifying an adjective or another adverb normally goes before it.

Enough is an exception to this rule. It is placed after the adjective or adverb it qualifies.

Sections in this article

Introduction To Adverbs
Formation of Adverbs
Adjectives or Adverbs - Confusing Cases
Adverbs of Certainty
Adverbs of Degree
Adverbs of Indefinite Frequency
Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of Time and Definite Frequency
Focusing Adverbs