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Intensifiers, Modifiers, Adjectives and Adverbs

Intensifiers, Modifiers, Adjectives and Adverbs

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 Adjectives ending in –ed and -ing
 Adjectives ending in –ed 
Adjectives ending in –ed or have the same form as the past participle of a verb,eg.
 Amazed, relieved, terrified, thrilled 
. We often use them to describe people’sfeelings. They normally follow
be, feel, seem, look,
etc.I was
amazed 
to hear I’d won the prize.What’s the matter? You seem a bit
annoyed 
.
 Adjectives ending in –ing
We use these adjectives to describe the effect that experiences or events haveon us. They can be used before the noun or after be and other linking verbs. That was a
terrifying
experience The explanation was rather
confusing.
Words that cause confusion
Like
Like
can be a preposition, meaning similar to or in the same way asDo you
look like
your sister?
Like
John, I hate cooking
We use the question
what…like
? when we are asking for a descriptionof a person, place or thingWhat’s the restaurant
like
? “Oh, really good”.
Like can mean
such as/for example
Let’s buy him something nice
like/such as
a CD.
Feel like+object/-ing
is used to talk about something that we want orwant to do.I feel
like
eating some crisps
Seem sound look
like+object 
is used to introduce an idea we may notbe completely sure about
 
It
seems
 
like
a good idea.
Like
is not used before an adjective on its own. They seem happy. It feels cold
 As
 As
can be a preposition, coming before the name of a job or a role, or todescribe the purpose of somethingShe works
as
a sales manager.
 As
your father, I can’t allow you to do this.We use the loft
as
a play room for the kids.I think of her
as
my best friend.
 As
can be a conjunction, followed by subject + verb. You should do
as
your parents sayI’ll do
as
we agreed earlier.
Watch out!
In colloquial English
like
is also used as a conjunction inthis way, but this is regarded as incorrect by some people, ad is not usedin formal writing.
Like
I said, he’s a really nice guy (colloquial)I want you to do
like
I tell you (colloquial)
 As if/ as though
 As if /as though
are conjunctions followed by subject + verb. They arefollowed by the present or present perfect tense when referring tosomething likely.It looks
as if it’s going to be
a nice day.He looks
as if he has just won
a prize.
 The show that something is imaginary or unlikely, they can be followedby the past tense.He looks
as if he had seen
a ghost!He behaves
as if he knew
more than us
 
Watch out!
In colloquial English
like
is often used instead of 
asif/though
 You look
like
you’re worried (colloquial)It looks
like
we’re going to win (colloquial)
So such too enough very 
So and much
Form :
So + adjective / adverb/determiner (+noun) (+that clause)
 The journey was
so dangerous that 
they gave upHe has travelled
so widely that 
he’s forgotten what home is like.I had
so little information that 
I couldn’t make a sensible suggestion.It was
so hot!
(emphatic)Use:
so
and
such
are used to introduce a clause of result or for emphasis
Too
Form: too+ adjective/adverb/determiner (+noun) (+to infinitive)
Use:
too
has a negative meaning the speaker is not happy about thesituation.It was
too hot 
to sleep. You’re speaking
too quickly 
- I can’t understand. That’s
too much (money)
. I can’t afford it.
Enough:
Form:
 Adjective /adverb + enough (+to infinitive)
He’s
rich enough to buy up
the whole town. You’re not doing that work
carefully enough.

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