I am teaching a lesson about the adverbs: quite, pretty, rather and fairly. Can anybody provide me with some helpful hints. If I was to engage my class, what types of questions could I ask in oder to get a response using these adverbs? Can the words quite, pretty, rather and fairly only be used as adverbs, or can they be used as adjectives?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I didn't quite understand the question. I can only say their usage is complex and I had to make a rule (perhaps re-inventing a wheel - it was before my Internet era). It's fairly long and I am not sure you need it.
Thanks alot for the help. You both have really helped me.
MikeNewYork, I am going to develop a series of questions and get the students to answer them using the adverbs of degree.
I have a quick question for Humble.
What do you mean by "I had to make a rule (perhaps re-inventing a wheel - it was before my Internet era)?"
Are these games you played with the students?
I do not usually play any games. I have made a lot of rules for my pupils; one of them is how to use and differentiate these adverbs.
When I was making it about 2 years ago, I didn't have a computer and couldn't find info as easily as I can now. I am nearly sure if I had an access to the Internet then, I would have found the rule ready and wouldn't have to toil unnecessarily . But I can see the silver lining: it's good to make brains work.