Adverbs phrases can be put together with degree adverbs such as “almost” and “very” to modify determiners, such as “all” and “few”.
After removing a few unrelated results to the intention of finding degrees, the search on iWeb for any general adverb tagged as RR next to any DB results in the following frequency sets:
“much all” is actually mostly “pretty much all” so quite an unexpected find here. Most importantly though, “almost all” is by far the most common of all and worthy of further collocation. A search on iWeb for collocates 4 slots either side of “almost all” with no codes added returns:
Examples in the “news”:
- In almost all cases, testing is recommended for one parent. Testing the second parent only becomes necessary if the first tests positive. Request for a …
- To add onto this, for /u/Kinia89 in almost ALL cases you will not be able to build a driver by itself, you will need to build it within the context of the kernel …
As we know taggers are not perfect and to see what “RG” the code for adverbs of degree finds instead of RR, we get the following frequency results: