also called a booster
has actually little meaning in itself however adds force to the meaning of another word or a phrase that it modifies.
The prime minister said he strongly
supported the NATO plan.
Though she is pretty
beautiful, her behaviors make her unattractive.
You need to stop drinking coffee as it’s extremely
My brother speaks English very
hot to go out today.
He is very
Intensifiers With Strong Adjectives
Though one of the most used intensifiers is “very”, we don’t prefer it with strong adjectives as below:
Awful / brilliant / incredible / excellent / terrific / gorgeous / fascinated / amazing / gigantic / delicious / tiny
It was absolutely
an incredible movie. (not very incredible)
It was exceptionally
an amazing experience. (not very amazing)
Some strong intensifiers are:
absolutely / exceptionally / really / quite
Intensifiers with Comparatives / Superlatives
Most common ones are: much / far / a lot / a bit
Manice is a cheap hotel, but Denty is a much
cheaper hotel than Manice.
A lion is a far
more dangerous animal than a hyena.
I am a lot
faster than you think.
My son is a bit
sick today so he couldn't go to school.