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Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.
Could you proofread this and suggest a better option?

1.) She went white with anger.
1.1) She went white and white with anger.
1.2) She went even white with anger.

2.) He turns nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
2.1) He turns nasty and nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
2.1) He turns even nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.

3) She wants more and more.
3.1) She wants even more.

Thank you very much.
 

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Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.


3) She wants more and more.
3.1) She wants even more.

Thank you very much.

I'm not a teacher, so this is the only one I'm game to tackle. Both of these are correct, but they say slightly different things. The first says that her wants are continually increasing. Like a black hole, her wants never stop increasing, she always wants more and more and more, with no end in sight. The second says "she has a lot already, but she wants even more" An example of the second might be this: " I gave you two HUGE plates of ice cream, and yet you want even more" Whereas the first might be used of an addict: "No matter how much she (gambles,smokes, drinks, snorts, mainlines, etc) she just wants to keep doing it more and more"
 

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Please, teachers, could you tell me how one could say this:
I mean, I'd like to know how to intensify a sentence.
Could you proofread this and suggest a better option?

1.) She went white with anger.:up:
1.1) She went white and white with anger. She went whiter and whiter with anger
1.2) She went even whiter with anger.

2.) He turns nasty after he's had a couple of drinks. :up:
2.1) He turns nasty and nasty after he's had a couple of drinks. He turns nastier and nastier after he's had a couple of drinks.
2.1) He turns even nastier after he's had a couple of drinks.

3) She wants more and more.
3.1) She wants even more.

Thank you very much.

The doubling of adjectives is a non-English technique. To intensify, you use the comparative, which can be doubled!

#3 are not adjectives, but are in fact nouns in this context, meaning an additional amount.
 

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Thanks Stuart, but as you just said, the difference is almost unoticeble. Anglika, thank you very much.
 
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