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I have downloaded a PDF. Here is the link. Explaining intensifying adverbs + non-gradable adjectives.
Gradable and non gradable adjectives:
important / essential
angry / furious
These are adverbs for non gradable adjectives: absolutely - completely - utterly - totally - entirely - pretty -really
simply - quite
These are adverbs for gradable adjective: very - awfully - rather - extremely - terribly - fairly - really - pretty
In that PDF it's written: "you can say absolutely enormous/ delicious/ delighted."
And this is written in that PDF too: "Not all combinations are possible. There is no real reason why we can’t say
totally essential, entirely determined, completely furious. We just can’t!"
I have problem with the blue written part in that PDF.
This is my question: Why (totally essential, entirely determined, completely furious) are grammatically incorrect?
Many thanks in advance.
Last edited by sb70012; 24-Aug-2013 at 14:15.
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