Intensifiers and Mitigators in English Grammar
Intensifiers and mitigators are two kinds of adverbs of degree. We use them to make words and expressions stronger or weaker.
Intensifiers and Mitigators
Intensifiers and mitigators are two kinds of adverbs of degree. These adverbs provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.
Intensifiers are adverbs that make the meaning of another word stronger. We use words like very, really and extremely to make adverbs stronger
Intensifiers usually come before the adverbs or adjectives they are modifying. But the intensifier 'enough' comes after the adverb.
Mitigators are the opposite of intensifiers. We use mitigators to make words and expressions weaker and make the emphasis on these words and expressions not as strong.