STRONG ADJECTIVES (B1)

 

“People in Beirut are…. absolutely amazing”  (UNIT 2B)

“AMAZING” is a strong  (non-gradable) adjective.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GRADABLE & NON-GRADABLE ADJECTIVES?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gradable/Ungradable Adjectives

Tom is very cold.

Sarah is absolutely freezing.

Cold is a “weak” or “gradable” adjective.  It could be 5°, 10°, or more or less than this.  We use it with words like:

slightly cold, a bit cold, very cold, extremely cold

Freezing is a “strong” or “ungradable” adjective – it is very, very cold!  It can’t be a bit freezing, so we use it with words which mean “the most”.

absolutely freezing, completely freezing, utterly freezing

If you aren’t sure whether an adjective is strong or weak, you can use “really” – it works with all adjectives.

really
very absolutely
hot boiling
funny hilarious
surprising amazing hungry starving tired exhausted

Similar to very: slightly, a bit, a little, extremely, terribly, incredibly.

Similar to absolutely: completely, utterly, totally.

 HAVE A LOOK AT THIS PRESENTATION and LEARN ABOUT THE RULES

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISES

http://www.ihbristol.com/learn-online/exercise-general/intermediate/vocabulary/strong-adjectives/110/

GAMES

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Posted on December 1, 2011, in DOCTOR GRAMMAR, WORDS, DON´T COME EASY! (VOCABULARY). Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Paz Cerveró de Beaumont

    Gradable means that some adjetives can vary in intensity or grade and non gradable means that others adjetives can’t vary in intensity or grade because they are estremes,absolutes or classifiying.
    see you tomorrow

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  2. OTHER ADJECTIVES…
    EXTREME
    ABSOLUTE
    YOU´RE RIGHT
    CARMEN

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  3. Hi Carmen,
    How can I check the right answers in the Scribd exercises?
    Thanks

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    • I THINK THAT IF YOU CLICK ON THE WEBPAGE WRITTEN ON TOP, YOU´LL GE THE RIGHT ANSWERS. IF NOT, DON´T WORRY. WE´LL SOLVE IT IN CLASS.
      SEE YOU
      CARMEN

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  4. Carmen

    I’m not found of facebook and others ¿social nets?. I’ve never given my personal details to any one and now I’ve realized that in order to download this file (even to print it) I think they’re asking them for me.
    Could you give one copy if you have it to not give them?

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  5. excuse me!!
    ….fond of…

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    • I’VE JUST UPLOADED A PDF DOCUMENT IN MY BLOG (MY SHARED FILES). YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM THERE AS USUAL WITHOUT REVEALING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. I HOPE THIS IS THE DOCUMENT YOU´RE INTERESTED IN. IT´S CALLED STRONG ADJECTIVES.
      CARMEN

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      • Yesterday night I could get it and I printed it to work about it. Now I’ve just seen your reply and I’ve downloaded your file and it´s the same. Thanks a lot!!

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  6. YOU´RE WELCOME
    CARMEN

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