Let’s see how well you know these common collocations. Match the intensifiers in column A with the words in column B.
|(1) The hotels were outrageously||(a) mad last night.|
|(2) Shoes are dirt||(b) hot in July.|
|(3) He was dirt||(c) wet.|
|(4) Mary was fuming||(d) successful at the moment.|
|(5) I ordered a freezing||(e) sorry.|
|(6) Arizona is burning||(f) poor as a child.|
|(7) I’m late. I’m terribly||(g) beautiful.|
|(8) His talk show is enormously||(h) cold beer to cool off.|
|(9) The view from the top was breathtakingly||(i) expensive in London.|
|(10) After the tennis game I was dripping||(j) cheap in Mexico.|
I’m terribly sorry to disturb you, but I need to ask you something.
She’s terribly busy right now.
We were horribly late to the wedding.
Jack was horribly drunk when he got in last night.
He seemed awfully interested in the proposal.
Jane is awfully nice to offer her beach house for the weekend.
Are you absolutely certain it was John who took the laptop?
I’m absolutely delighted with the new sound system.
I’m utterly exhausted from the hike this morning.
What an utterly ridiculous thing to say!
Also: entirely, absolutely, astonishingly, frightfully, tremendously, extremely etc.
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