Vocabulary Spotlight | Words that are better than “very”

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Jack gives students a list of words which are better than very.

Here are example sentences for each of the alternatives to “very”:

Extremely – The weather was extremely hot, reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Incredibly – She was incredibly talented, effortlessly playing complex pieces on the piano.

Exceptionally – The food at that restaurant was exceptionally delicious; it surpassed all our expectations.

Remarkably – His recovery after the surgery was remarkably quick; he was back on his feet in just a few days.

Exceedingly – The workload at her new job was exceedingly demanding, requiring her to work long hours.

Utterly – The sight of the majestic mountains was utterly breathtaking; she stood in awe of their beauty.

Terribly – He felt terribly sorry for his mistake and apologized profusely to his colleague.

Profoundly – The novel’s ending affected her profoundly; she couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.

Absolutely – The view from the top of the hill was absolutely stunning; it took her breath away.

Intensely – Their argument became intensely heated, with both parties refusing to back down.

These sentences demonstrate how each word can be used to convey different degrees of intensity or emphasis in various contexts.

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