Point 51 in the category of adverbs/phrases is defined as:
degree adverbs (‘almost’, ‘very’) to modify determiners.
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”:
- Thus, understanding the terms and conditions and fine print is the key to making the most of the no-cost EMI. Remember that in almost all cases you are paying …
- In almost all cases, they will aggressively convey a high degree of urgency and demand immediate payment, so as to not give their victims a chance to see …
- Mr van der Sande declined to provide details, but does admit that SVO's cars tend to bring home the bacon. "All I can say is that in almost all cases the …
- This includes Dallas in Texas, where a newly-passed law has effectively banned abortions in almost all cases. The adverts could reach up to 3 million users …
- And in almost all cases, the reason cited was that Canada doubted whether we would leave the country after studies," Sajin told Business Standard, adding.
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: