strongly

would + easily | strongly | especially | actually | absolutely | gladly

C1 point 178 in MODALITY is defined as: an increasing range of adverbs with ‘would’, including ‘strongly’, ‘easily’, ‘especially’, ‘actually’, ‘absolutely’, ‘gladly’ A search in iWeb for: would easily|strongly|especially|actually|absolutely|gladly _VVI 1 WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND 4687 2 WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST 2216 3 WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE 1889 4 WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND 1773 5 WOULD ACTUALLY MAKE 1435 …

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adverb + adverb (wide range)

C1 point 61 in ADVERBS/phrases is defined as: modify a wide range of adverbs with other adverbs An iWeb search for *ly_RR *ly_RR *note we have highlighted lines with B2 vocabulary for ‘range’. 1 REALLY REALLY 34573 2 ACTUALLY REALLY 17619 I’m actually really good at math. listen 3 FAIRLY QUICKLY 15518 4 REALLY QUICKLY 10930 5 ONLY RECENTLY 9989 …

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adverb + ENOUGH

Usually, when ‘enough’ is used as a postmodifying adverb (after another adverb), it means ‘to the necessary degree.’  However in the English Grammar Profile, C1 point 58 in adverbs/phrases is defined as: post-modify adverbs with ‘enough to intensify’. The English Grammar Profile examples are all stance adverbs in the initial position: Strangely enough, Luckily enough, Sadly …

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adverb comparative phrase

‘more rapidly‘ is an example of an adverb phrase.  In this example, ‘rapidly‘ is the head of the phrase. B2 point 55 in the English Grammar Profile under the category of adverbs is defined: phrases that modify with an adverb and comparative structure. What is particularly noticeable about this structure is that it attracts higher …

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