increasing range of stance adverbs

increasing range of stance adverbs

Point 37 in the category of adverbs/modifiers is defined as:

increasing range of adverbs: to indicate an attitude or viewpoint.


For example:

BasicallyI agree with you. We need blankets because we should keep our bodies warm while we are sleeping.

PELIC STUDENT: Japanese, Male, 4, g


A list of adverbs can be taken from the EGP examples:

completely|obviously|clearly|actually|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully

In iWeb they rank:

1 ACTUALLY 4267337 (this is not in the EGP examples)

2 COMPLETELY 1846229

3 CLEARLY 1118221 (However this is listed in the EGP as C1)

4 BASICALLY 867117 (This is B2 in the EVP)
5 OBVIOUSLY 859867
6 HOPEFULLY 614787
7 HONESTLY 369958
8 SADLY 242902
9 LUCKILY 201624

*Remember some have multiple meanings: not related to stance, however, they are all rank highly in the EVP.

We can follow the forms surrounding the EGP examples in iWeb:

_VB completely|obviously|clearly|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully _JJ

1 IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 9509
2 IS COMPLETELY FREE 7855
3 ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 6040
4 BE COMPLETELY HONEST 4099
5 IS CLEARLY VISIBLE 3582
6 IS COMPLETELY DRY 3366
7 BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 3179
8 ARE COMPLETELY FREE 2684
9 IS COMPLETELY SAFE 2476
10 IS COMPLETELY NORMAL 2437
11 ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE 2318
12 WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 2141
13 IS COMPLETELY WRONG 1706
14 BE COMPLETELY WRONG 1625
15 IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE 1483
16 ARE COMPLETELY NEW 1365
17 IS CLEARLY EVIDENT 1362
18 BE CLEARLY VISIBLE 1323
19 IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL 1311
20 ARE COMPLETELY DRY 1252
21 ‘S COMPLETELY FREE 1250
22 ‘S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 1195
23 IS COMPLETELY USELESS 1188
24 IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE 1160
25 IS COMPLETELY NEW 1136
26 BE COMPLETELY FREE 1130
27 IS COMPLETELY NATURAL 1102
28 IS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT 1097
29 IS COMPLETELY FALSE 1092
30 ARE COMPLETELY SAFE 1032
31 IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT 977
32 IS COMPLETELY DEPENDENT 975
33 BEING COMPLETELY HONEST 952
34 IS OBVIOUSLY IMPORTANT 926
35 IS COMPLETELY OPEN 892
36 IS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY 879
37 WAS COMPLETELY WRONG 875
38 IS COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE 869
39 IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY 848
40 ARE COMPLETELY UNAWARE 828
41 ARE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT 785
42 WERE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 765
43 WAS COMPLETELY UNAWARE 753
44 IS COMPLETELY EMPTY 752
45 IS COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDABLE 736
46 IS COMPLETELY FINE 722
47 WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE 705
48 IS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT 695
49 BE COMPLETELY SAFE 667
50 IS CLEARLY WRONG 662
51 ARE COMPLETELY WRONG 661
52 IS COMPLETELY LEGAL 655
53 ‘S COMPLETELY NORMAL 649
54 ARE COMPLETELY USELESS 649
55 BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT 621
56 BE COMPLETELY ACCURATE 616
57 ARE COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE 604
58 BE COMPLETELY DRY 604
59 IS COMPLETELY FULL 601
60 IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE 588
61 IS BASICALLY IMPOSSIBLE 583
62 IS COMPLETELY TRUE 582
63 IS COMPLETELY UNRELATED 569
64 WAS COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED 549
65 BE COMPLETELY SURE 535
66 IS COMPLETELY WATERPROOF 535
67 IS COMPLETELY RANDOM 533
68 IS CLEARLY IMPORTANT 522
69 WAS COMPLETELY NEW 515
70 IS COMPLETELY FLAT 513
71 ARE COMPLETELY DEPENDENT 496
72 ARE COMPLETELY NORMAL 491
73 IS COMPLETELY UNTRUE 477
74 WAS CLEARLY EVIDENT 477
75 IS BASICALLY USELESS 472
76 IS COMPLETELY CLEAR 472
77 BE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT 468
78 AM COMPLETELY NEW 465
79 BE COMPLETELY USELESS 465
80 IS CLEARLY SUPERIOR 452
81 IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG 451
82 ARE COMPLETELY UNRELATED 446
83 IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS 446
84 IS COMPLETELY CLEAN 443
85 BE COMPLETELY HAPPY 437
86 IS COMPLETELY DEAD 436
87 WERE CLEARLY VISIBLE 431
88 IS CLEARLY DIFFERENT 425
89 IS COMPLETELY SMOOTH 425
90 WAS COMPLETELY DRY 423
91 WAS COMPLETELY EMPTY 423
92 IS COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE 419
93 WAS COMPLETELY FULL 400
94 ARE COMPLETELY NATURAL 398
95 IS OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT 398
96 IS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL 397
97 ARE COMPLETELY OPTIONAL 392
98 BE COMPLETELY NEW 384
99 IS COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE 383
100 IS COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL 381

.|, completely|obviously|clearly|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully _P

1 . HOPEFULLY IT 9235
2 . HOPEFULLY YOU 8332
3 . HOPEFULLY I 7513
4 . LUCKILY I 6956
5 . HOPEFULLY WE 6792
6 . HOPEFULLY THEY 6028
7 . OBVIOUSLY I 5330
8 . OBVIOUSLY YOU 5008
9 . OBVIOUSLY IT 4724
10 . BASICALLY IT 4478
11 . BASICALLY YOU 4233
12 . BASICALLY I 3815
13 . HONESTLY I 3282
14 , HOPEFULLY YOU 3112
15 . OBVIOUSLY WE 3077
16 . HOPEFULLY HE 3027
17 , HOPEFULLY IT 2875
18 . LUCKILY WE 2464
19 . SADLY I 2284
20 . LUCKILY IT 2181
21 . OBVIOUSLY THEY 2024
22 . HOPEFULLY SOMEONE 1884
23 , HOPEFULLY WE 1822
24 , HOPEFULLY I 1774
25 , HOPEFULLY THEY 1726
26 , OBVIOUSLY YOU 1652
27 . BASICALLY THEY 1558
28 . OBVIOUSLY HE 1517
29 . SADLY IT 1511
30 , OBVIOUSLY I 1430
31 , OBVIOUSLY IT 1327
32 . CLEARLY IT 1323
33 . BASICALLY WE 1190
34 . LUCKILY THEY 1086
35 . CLEARLY THEY 993
36 . LUCKILY HE 957
37 . HOPEFULLY SHE 934
38 . CLEARLY I 927
39 , OBVIOUSLY WE 921
40 . CLEARLY HE 905
41 . CLEARLY YOU 857
42 , HONESTLY I 835
43 , LUCKILY I 825
44 , BASICALLY IT 818
45 , BASICALLY YOU 808
46 . LUCKILY YOU 791
47 . SADLY WE 774
48 . HONESTLY IT 760
49 , HOPEFULLY HE 749
50 . CLEARLY WE 740
51 . BASICALLY HE 693
52 , BASICALLY I 690
53 . LUCKILY SHE 626
54 , OBVIOUSLY THEY 614
55 . SADLY THEY 558
56 . SADLY HE 544
57 , BASICALLY ANYTHING 535
58 , SADLY I 532
59 , HOPEFULLY SOMEONE 522
60 . BASICALLY ANYTHING 509
61 , SADLY IT 483
62 . OBVIOUSLY SHE 481
63 , CLEARLY IT 455
64 , BASICALLY EVERYTHING 425
65 . BASICALLY EVERYTHING 414
66 , OBVIOUSLY HE 397
67 , LUCKILY IT 388
68 , BASICALLY THEY 381
69 , CLEARLY YOU 363
70 . CLEARLY SHE 360
71 , CLEARLY THEY 306
72 , LUCKILY WE 283
73 , CLEARLY I 280
74 . BASICALLY SHE 268
75 . HOPEFULLY SOMETHING 266
76 . CLEARLY SOMETHING 255
77 , BASICALLY WE 252
78 . HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING 249
79 , HONESTLY IT 246
80 . SADLY SHE 242
81 . HOPEFULLY EVERYONE 236
82 , CLEARLY WE 236
83 , HOPEFULLY SHE 233
84 . OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING 228
85 . HONESTLY YOU 213
86 . SADLY YOU 207
87 . LUCKILY NO 200
88 . HONESTLY WE 174
89 . OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE 172
90 , SADLY THEY 166
91 , SADLY WE 165
92 , CLEARLY HE 162
93 . HOPEFULLY SOMEBODY 158
94 . OBVIOUSLY NO 148
95 , OBVIOUSLY SHE 147
96 . OBVIOUSLY ONE 144
97 , LUCKILY THEY 142
98 , HOPEFULLY SOMETHING 136
99 , LUCKILY HE 132
100 . OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE 126

_VB completely|obviously|clearly|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully * * _JJ

1 IS COMPLETELY UP TO DATE 129
2 IS OBVIOUSLY THE MOST IMPORTANT 121
3 IS OBVIOUSLY NOT A GOOD 96
4 IS CLEARLY THE MOST IMPORTANT 77
5 IS CLEARLY NOT A GOOD 76
6 IS OBVIOUSLY A VERY IMPORTANT 71
7 BE COMPLETELY UP TO DATE 63
8 ARE COMPLETELY UP TO DATE 62
9 IS OBVIOUSLY NOT THE ONLY 54
10 IS CLEARLY NOT THE BEST 51
11 IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER 49

_VB completely|obviously|clearly|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully _A _N

1 IS BASICALLY A WAY 352
2 IS CLEARLY THE CASE 249
3 IS CLEARLY A NEED 203
4 IS CLEARLY AN ISSUE 199
5 IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM 197
6 IS OBVIOUSLY A PROBLEM 197
7 ‘S OBVIOUSLY A LOT 197
8 IS BASICALLY A COLLECTION 187
9 IS BASICALLY A COMBINATION 178
10 IS BASICALLY THE OPPOSITE 167
11 IS CLEARLY A CASE 160
12 IS OBVIOUSLY A LOT 151
13 IS BASICALLY A LIST 149
14 IS BASICALLY AN EXTENSION 148
15 IS CLEARLY THE WAY 147
16 IS BASICALLY A SERIES 147
17 IS BASICALLY THE EQUIVALENT 143
18 ARE OBVIOUSLY A LOT 141
19 IS CLEARLY A MAN 140
20 IS CLEARLY A LOT 139
21 IS OBVIOUSLY AN ISSUE 135
22 IS BASICALLY A FORM 135
23 IS BASICALLY A BUNCH 128
24 IS BASICALLY A SET 121
25 IS CLEARLY A REFERENCE 101
26 IS BASICALLY A MATTER 96
27 WAS COMPLETELY MY FAULT 96
28 IS CLEARLY A MATTER 92
29 IS BASICALLY THE PROCESS 91
30 IS CLEARLY AN AREA 91
31 IS CLEARLY THE WINNER 90
32 IS BASICALLY A COPY 89

.|, completely|obviously|clearly|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully _A _N

1 . OBVIOUSLY A LOT 151
2 . BASICALLY THE IDEA 128
3 . LUCKILY MY HUSBAND 113
4 . HOPEFULLY THE REST 110
5 . HOPEFULLY THE WEATHER 101


B1 vocabulary:

acceptable, accurate, bunch, collection, completely, false, fault, honest, honestly, hopefully, impossible, independent, issue, luckily, meanings, natural, obviously, original, series, smooth, surrounding, unexpected, unnecessary, useless

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