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    Default degree adverbs with certain adjectives?

    These all sound unnatural, do they?
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    that full
    this full
    so full
    very full
    somewhat full
    `
    that enough
    this enough
    so enough
    very enough
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    that filled
    this filled
    so filled
    very filled
    somewhat filled

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    Default Re: degree adverbs with certain adjectives?

    Hi dihen
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    My opinion (AmE):
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    - All of the full combinations are natural.
    - The enough combinations sound completely unnatural.
    - The filled combinations might possibly be used, but sound unnatural to me.

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    Default Re: degree adverbs with certain adjectives?

    But do these sound unnatural?
    `
    "I'm so full." (for "I ate so much.")
    "I'm too full." (for "I ate too much.")
    "The tank is too full." (for "The tank is overfilled.")
    holding a cup and saying "Was it this full?"
    `
    too full
    too filled
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    Default Re: degree adverbs with certain adjectives?

    They sound OK to me.

    too full- OK
    too filled- I wouldn't use this

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