Learn Common Adverb Adjective Collocations in English.
Adverb Adjective Collocations: ABSOLUTELY/UTTERLY + ADJECTIVE
- The police are advising motorists to travel only if their journey is absolutely necessary.
Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) alone
- He’s not just anti-social; he’s absolutely alone.
Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) amazed
- I’m absolutely amazed as a basketball coach, he said.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) appalled
- I’m absolutely appalled, but it doesn’t surprise me.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) beautiful
- She always looks absolutely beautiful.
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Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) convinced
- I am not absolutely convinced that the match incident is worth the footage involved.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) devastated
- I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but he’ll be absolutely devastated.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) fantastic
- He was absolutely fantastic.
Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) furious
- He is absolutely furious and he wants to get even.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) impossible
- In the face of all this, it is absolutely impossible to say what will happen.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) miserable
- If you’re absolutely miserable at work, then your boss will be able to tell.
Absolutely/utterly (quite, really) ridiculous
- It is absolutely ridiculous and totally absurd.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) stupid
- “You’d be absolutely stupid to vote for me because of my name,” she says.
Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) wrong
- The detention of children is absolutely wrong.
Adverb Adjective Collocations: BITTERLY + ADJECTIVE
- It’s a bitterly cold wind.
- When he heard of it afterward, he bitterly complained that he had been deceived.
- The decision was bitterly criticised by the Sydney press.
- His parents had been bitterly disappointed at his divorce.
- We bitterly regret what happened this morning at both Paddington and King’s Cross.
- For one thing, many ManU fans still bitterly resent his takeover.
Adverb Adjective Collocations: DEEPLY + ADJECTIVE
- The train system has been deeply affected.
- I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.
- Just because he doesn’t devote all his time to you doesn’t mean he doesn’t deeply care about you.
- It was a deeply committed performance.
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- He is deeply competitive and quite motivated.
- We are deeply concerned about the future.
- The issue has created a deeply divided nation.
- She was deeply hurt if a man wasn’t exclusively involved with her.
- He was deeply moved and saddened, I could see.
- I was, quite naturally, deeply offended.
- My insensitive comment was deeply regrettable.
- She was deeply religious from early childhood.
- I was deeply shocked when I heard about it, particularly the way that it happened.
- I was deeply unhappy.
- This has many multinational executives deeply worried.
Adverb Adjective Collocations: HIGHLY + ADJECTIVE
- This topic is highly controversial and very difficult.
- The secession campaign was also highly effective.
- Success is highly probable.
- It is a low-profile but highly profitable enterprise.
- The restaurant comes highly recommended.
- This coal pipeline has been highly successful.
- It is highly unlikely that he’ll be late.
- We’ve not had any snow yet, which is highly unusual.
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Adverb Adjective Collocations: RIDICULOUSLY + ADJECTIVE
- “They have a bunch of great vintage furniture shops, and it was ridiculously cheap,” he said.
- September is a ridiculously early time to panic in a long season.
- A hard workout for one person can be ridiculously easy for another.
- It was ridiculously long, absurdly perfect, and alarmingly beautiful.
- National elections are rare, so we have ridiculously small sample sizes.
Adverb Adjective Collocations
- More important, my wife was above ground chatting with a ruggedly handsome tour guide.
- I’m not scared stiff, I’ll be anything but scared.
- I’m strongly opposed to capital punishment.
“Very, extremely, incredibly, terribly, awfully, fairly, a bit, quite, really + weak/good/surprised/angry
- Housing prices are still extremely weak.
- He’s been actively involved in politics for 30 years.
- He was badly hurt.
- Harry was blissfully unaware that he was in danger.
- While her husband had affairs with other women, she lived in blissful ignorance.
- Alaudin started telling me his father’s story and I was completely amazed.
- That’s a completely different subject.
- Completely fantastic and interesting and complicated things!
- “I feel physically completely strong and emotionally completely exhausted,” she said
- I am dead tired.
- For me, they bring to mind the drop-dead gorgeous mountains.
- Companies have been fiercely competitive since.
- I am fully aware that there are serious problems.
- I’m happily married, with children.
- When I was a kid I was painfully shy, so it was hard for me to make friends.
- She looked painfully thin.
- It’s perfectly normal to feel like this.
- Your script was pretty good but I have some suggestions.
- I’m quietly confident that Arsenal can get a result.
- I am quite good at various activities, such as painting and photography.
- Are you quite sure she won’t mind?
- Boats are readily available to visitors.
- She seems reasonably happy in her new job.
- The apartments are reasonably priced.
- The hostages had been reasonably well cared for.
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