Each of us have to talk about the movie review with the words: «It was a very good movie — It was a very good film!». And how to express his admiration, if it was more than a good film? It was a better film? — In this case, it must follow a comparison with some other film, t. To. Better — is the comparative of the adjective good. You say, then it was the best movie and I agree with you! It was the best film! (Superlative).
But there is another method for enhancing quality. We can replace them strong forms of adjectives. Strong adjective — is something to which we can not add the word «very», it is initially contains it, and it does not form degrees of comparison. So, «It was a very good film!» = «It was a great film».
Here are some of the strengths and weaknesses of adjectives:
| Weak form
| Strong Form
|Very little (small)||Tiny (tiny)|
|Very tasty (delicious)||Delicious (delicious)|
|Very angry (angry)||Furious (angry)|
|Very afraid (terrified)||Terrified (scared to death)|
|Very tired (tired)||Exhausted (and exhausted)|
|Very hot (hot, hot)||Boiling (boiling)|
|Very hungry (hungry)||Starving (starving)|
|Very big (big)||Enormous (huge)|
|Very cold (cold)||Freezing (iced)|
|Very dirty (dirty)||Filthy (lousy)|
|Very good (good)||Great (wonderful)|
|Very bad (bad)||Awful (awful)|
|Very nasty (nasty)||Dreadful (disgusting)|
|Very important (important)||Essential (Important)|
|Very unusual (unusual)||Extraordinary (strange)|
|Very cheerful (joyful)||Hilarious (Happy)|
|Very expensive (expensive)||Priceless (priceless)|
|Very funny (funny)||Ridiculous (ridiculous)|
Why are you so angry? — I’m always furious when I have to wait.
Is it a big house? — Yes, it’s enormous.
Was the weather bad? — Yes, it was awful.
Do you prefer hot tea? — Yes, I like boiling tea.
Are you hungry? — Yes, I am starving.
Why are your hands so dirty? — I know they are filthy, I was repairing my car.
The adverb very far from the only use weak adjectives. You can not just say «very hot», but also «quite hot» — «rather hot», «a little tired» — «a bit tired», «very important» — «extremely important».
Weak adjectives can be used in the proposal only with strong dialects, which are presented in the following table:
|Strong adverb||Weak adjective|
| Very (very)
A bit (bit)
But really strong adjectives can not be strengthened even further? It is possible, adding to them the weak adverbs. Strong adjectives can be used only with weak adverbs!
|Weak adverb||Strong adjective|
| Absolutely (absolutely)
|Hilarious / delighted|
Wasting money is simply ridiculous! — Spending money in vain — this is just ridiculous!
The boss gave us a practically impossible task. — The chief gave us almost incredible job.
I was totally exhausted just after I cleaned a two stored building. — I was completely iznemozhen immediately after removed the two-storey house.
You should not have bought that dress. It was almost priceless. — You should not have to buy the dress. It is almost priceless.
The previous winter was virtually freezing. — Last winter was really frosty.
The Sun in every solitude desert is utterly boiling. — The Sun in any unpopulated desert extremely scorching.