Adverbs of degree exercise

October 5, 2012pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate adverbs of degree. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Hints

We cannot use very with comparatives. However, we can use other words like much, far, very much, a lot, lots etc. Superlatives can be modified by much, by far and by other adverbs of degree such as quite.

Question 1

The situation is …………………………………. serious.

a) very

b) much

c) very much

Question 2

You are ………………………………….. kind.

a) too

b) too much

c) much

Question 3

Today is ………………………………… colder than yesterday.

a) very

b) much

c) much or very much

Question 4

My boyfriend is ……………………………………. older than me.

a) very

b) much

c) both answers are correct

Question 5

I have been to ………………………………….. too many countries recently.

a) very

b) rather

c) quite

Question 6

I like your dress ………………………………….

a) much

b) very

c) very much

Answers

1. The situation is very serious.

2. You are too kind.

3. Today is much / very much colder than yesterday.

4. My boyfriend is much older than me.

5. I have been to rather too many countries recently.

6. I like your dress very much.

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