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Table 1 Classification of the DEGREE OF INTENSITY in English B: Biber et al. (1999, 556); M&W: Martin & White (2005, 141-142)

From: DEGREE OF INTENSITY in English-Chinese translation: a corpus-based approach

Degree of Intensity total totally; utterly; entirely; completely; extremely (B); thoroughly (B); too (B); absolutely (B) neg. + a bit
high quite; almost; nearly; very (B) rather (M&W); fairly (M&W); greatly (M&W)
low scarcely; hardly slightly (B); somewhat (B) a bit (M&W) neg. + entirely; neg. + totally; neg. + utterly; neg. + completely; neg. + too