wide range of stance adverbs

Point 62 in ADVERBS/modifiers:

(simply, truly, surely, apparently, naturally, surprisingly, inevitably, literally, exceptionally, frankly, clearly, amazingly, wisely, admittedly) to indicate an attitude or viewpoint, often in clause initial position.

*Some of these adverbs are sometimes used in other ways too, but they are all at B1 or higher, so the complexity range of adverb usage is high.

Here is an iWeb frequency list of just the vocabulary.

1 SIMPLY 2911337
2 TRULY 1197042
3 CLEARLY 1118221
4 APPARENTLY 592930
5 NATURALLY 558997
6 LITERALLY 548720
7 SURELY 374911
8 SURPRISINGLY 241096
9 FRANKLY 135921
10 INEVITABLY 118318
11 EXCEPTIONALLY 109343
12 AMAZINGLY 94722
13 ADMITTEDLY 71685
14 WISELY 70380


I’m simply the latest in a line that can be traced back generations.