Adverbs of degree ou advérbios de intensidade são usados para tornar os adjetivos mais ou menos fortes/fracos em suas intensidades.
- A little / a bit / slightly (um pouco)
The watch I bought was a bit expensive.
Each person learns in a slightly different way.
I’m feeling a little tired.
Observação: Não se usa a little e a bit em inglês mais formal
- Fairly (relativamente)
Both ships are fairly new.
She speaks English fairly well.
- Quite (bastante)
He was quite nice.
He was quite a nice person.
- Rather / pretty (bastante)
(showing surprise) That lesson was rather interesting.
(negative adjectives) It’s rather cold today.
(negative adjectives) She’s rather bossy.
(pretty is less formal) You’re pretty bright for your age, I must admit.
I’m pretty sick of this guy interrupting us while we’re speaking.
It feels very cold today.
It’s very kind of you to help.
It was really cold last night.
I’m really, really sorry.
I’ve recently watched a really good movie.
The conference was extremely badly organized.
Earthquakes are extremely difficult to predict.