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    a kind of intensifier

    Come early, or else you won't get anything to eat.
    Put your coat on, or else yo'll catch cold.
    Here, else acts as a kind of intensifier.

    What does `a kind of intensifier' mean in this sentence?

    Could anyone explain it, please?


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    Re: a kind of intensifier

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Come early, or else you won't get anything to eat.
    Put your coat on, or else yo'll catch cold.
    Here, else acts as a kind of intensifier.

    What does `a kind of intensifier' mean in this sentence?

    Could anyone explain it, please?
    or you bear the negative consequences -- this way adds emphasis to the plead, advice, etc.

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    Re: a kind of intensifier

    The word "ever" acts here as a sort/type/kind of intensifier/special emphasising word. = The word "ever" acts here as an intensifier/a special emphasising word. (Just in case this were the question...)

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    Re: a kind of intensifier

    The word 'else' is really unnecessary (though it is often used in spoken English) and is a poor 'intensifier'. A better example of an intensifier would be 'the A380 is an even bigger plane than the Boeing 747' (even being the intensifier).

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    Re: a kind of intensifier

    To me else acts just as a kind of otherwise here...

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