Intensifiers--Bagaimana Menggunakan Intensifier

Intensifiers seperti VERY, REALLY, AMAZINGLY, QUITE, ABSOLUTELY, INCREDIBLY, EXTREMELY, TERRIBLY  dan yang lainnya digunakan di depan kata sifat (ADJECTIVES).

Contoh:

  • Very beautiful (Sangat cantik)
  • Really interesting (Benar-benar menarik)
  • Quite good (Cukup baik, sungguh baik)
  • Absolutely expensive (Sungguh mahal)
  • Incredibly difficult (Luar biasa sulitnya)
  • Amazingly clever (Luar biasa pintar)
  • Terribly steep (sangat curam, amat sangat curam)
Ada beberapa Adjectives yang biasanya tidak memerlukan intensifier "very". Kata-kata sifat tersebut adalah:
  • Tiny (sangat kurus)
  • Enormous (sangat besar)
  • Huge (sangat besar)
  • Brilliant (sangat pintar)
  • Delicious (sangat enak)
  • Awful (mengerikan)
  • Excellent (sangat baik)
Jika kata very digunakan bukan berarti grammarnya salah. Intensifier lainnya seperty exceptionally, absolutely, really, totally, quite, dan yang lainnya kecuali very dapat digunakan. 

Contoh:
  • Amazingly brilliant
  • Absolutely delicious
  • Quite awful
  • Totally excellent
  • Really huge
Beberapa intensifiers yang digunakan untuk adjectives tertentu.
  • Seriously 
  • Dangerously
  • Deeply
  • Highly
  • Bitterly
  • Desperately 
Contoh-contoh kalimat berikut akan bisa memperjelas maknanya.
  • She is seriously ill. (Dia menderita sakit serius.)
  • The slope is dangerously steep. (Lereng itu curam membahayakan.)
  • Mira was deeply disappointed. (Mira amat sangat kecewa.)
  • The weather at night here is bitterly cold. (..........amat dingin)
  • They are highly brilliant students. (Mereka adalah siswa yang amat sangat brilian.)

Latihan
Isilah titik-titik dalam kalimat-kalimat berikut dengan  VERY, AMAZINGLY, TOTALLY, ABSOLUTELY, INCREDIBLY, QUITE.
  1. Lutfi is........................brilliant. He passed the exams with flying color.
  2. The city is .................beautiful. I think I may want to come back here again next time.
  3. It's such a ...............huge house. How many people lives in the house?
  4. Honestly, I was ............... tired when we came home last night.
  5. The food is .................delicious.