Intensifiers: very, so, too, quite, pretty

There are several words which we can use to add emphasis to an adjective or an adverb.
Study this information to see how those words work.


We use “very” to add emphasis and force to an adjective or an adverb. It means “extremely”; “a lot”.


This situation is very serious. = This situation is extremely serious.

I love you very much. = I love you a lot.

Are you tired? No, not very. = This person is only a little bit tired.