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Regular Adjective Extreme Adjective

tasty delicious
angry furious

bad awful, terrible, horrible

big huge, gigantic, giant

clean spotless

cold freezing

crowded packed

dirty filthy

funny hilarious

good wonderful, fantastic, excellent

hot boiling

hungry starving

interesting fascinating

old ancient

pretty gorgeous

scary terrifying

small tiny

surprising astounding

tired exhausted

ugly Hideous

No usamos comparación de adjetivos con los adjetivos extremos.


My neighbor’s house is bigger than mine.
My parents’ house is more enormous / the most enormous.

Tambien usamos diferentes adverbios


PRETTY, QUITE AND REALLY se usan para los dos, graduables y no graduables.

Para adjetivos graduables usamos:


a little
a bit
slightly
fairly
rather
very
extremely
immensely
intensely
hugely
dreadfully
rather
reasonably
unusually

Para extreme adjectives usamos:


Absolutely
Completely
Utterly
Totally
Nearly
Esencialy
Mainly
Almost
Entirely
Exclusively
Fully
Largely
Nearly
Perfectly
Practically
Primarily
virtually

El adverbio “quite” tiene dos significados en función del tipo de adjetivo que acompaña. Con adjetivos
graduables, “quite” significa “bastante” (This dish is quite tasty – Este plato es bastante sabroso). Con
adjetivos no graduables, “quite” significa “absolutamente” (This dish is quite delicious – Este plato es
absolutamente delicioso).

Absolute Adjective Opposite


complete incomplete

equal unequal

essential non-essential; extraneous

dead alive

fatal not fatal

first last / final

full empty

ideal not ideal

impossible possible

infinite finite

married single / divorced / separated / widowed

perfect imperfect

pregnant not pregnant

unique not unique

universal not universal

unknown known

true false

Activities:
http://random-idea-english.blogspot.com.es/2011/03/lesson-on-intensifiers.html
http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.degree.i.htm
http://www.ihbristol.com/free-english-exercises/test/esol-smc-intensifiers
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-4102.php
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/adjectives-non-gradable-quiz.htm
http://www.ejerciciodeingles.com/ejercicios-adverbios-intensificadores-quiz/
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1238
http://baladre.info/english/sedaviwebfront/alotmuch.htm
http://baladre.info/english/sedaviwebfront/fewlittle.htm