Adjective Intensifiers


You will have seen extreme adjectives with intensifying adverbs such as, "totally appalled" or "absolutely amazed", but there is another class of adjective intensifier which is specific to the adjective it intensifies. In the exercise below, you can see, "idle" meaning 'lazy'. The intensifier for "idle" is "bone". "Bone idle" means very or totally idle.

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Think of a word to intensify the following adjectives, then click to see the correct intensifier. (Links open in new window.)





Notice how in the matching exercise, there were no hyphens (-) to connect the words. Why not? Check again with the definition of ‘_____-cheap’ to see the answer.