Adverbs of Degree

Lama-lama  bosen juga ya membahas  adverbs,  tetapi sayang kalau tidak dibahas di blog ini sebab pengetahuan perihal adverb itu juga penting. Langsung saja kepokok bahasan kita yaitu adverbs of degree. Dalam bahasa Indonesia Adverbs of Degree ialah kata keterangan tingkat. Adverb ini menerangkan atau menerangkan sejauh mana sesuatu itu terjadi, menerangkan intensitas suatu kata sifat dan juga adverb/kata keterangan. Kaprikornus adverbs of degree mampu menerangkan kata sifat/adjective, kata keterangan/adverb dan juga kata kerja/verb.

Ada banyak adverbs of degree. Antara lain:
almost = hampir/nyaris
enough = cukup
too = terlalu/terlampau/kelewat/juga
very =  sekali/teramat/sangat
just = hanya
hardly = hampir tidak
nearly = hampir/nyaris
extremely = teramat/secara ekstrim
quite = sangat/agaknya
scarcely = hampir tidak
completely = seluruhnya/secara utuh
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Posisi adverbs of degree
* Adverbs of degree diletakkan sebelum adjective, adverb, dan juga kata kerja
Contoh:
The book is very expensive.
My house is quite small.
I am too tired.
He hardly noticed what she was saying.
They are completely exhausted from the trip.
The water was extremely cold.
He had hardly begun.
I just asked.
His work is almost finished.

*Pengecualian pada enough, too, dan very 
 Enough
Enough berarti jumlah atau tingkat yang memuaskan.
Contoh:
I’m so busy, I haven’t got enough time.
Do you have enough potatoes?

Enough ditempatkan setelah adjective dan adverb:
Contoh:
This jacket isn’t big enough for me.
They work good enough today.
He didn’t work hard enough.

Enough biasanya ditempatkan sebelum kata benda:
Contoh:
I have enough money to buy a car.
She doesn’t have enough time to sleep.

Kita sering menggunakan enough…for, khususnya untuk orang dan hal. 
Contoh:
This fruit isn’t good enough for me.
She has enough time for lunch.

Enough…to infinitif juga merupakan struktur yang umum. 
Contoh:
My grand father is old enough to drive.
Toni and Tono have enough time to dance.
  
Too
Too berarti lebih dari cukup, jumlah atau tingkat yang berlebihan.
Contoh:
My bedroom is too hot.
The fruit is too sweet.

Too juga digunakan bersama for:
Contoh:
This room is too small for me.
The girl is too ugly for me. 

Too…to infinitif juga merupakan struktur yang umum. 
Contoh:
Our house is too small to live in.

Too dan very
Very berarti sesuatu dilakukan hingga tingkat yang tinggi, biasanya faktual.
Contoh:
He finishes his work very quickly.

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