you speak English, it's really important to quantify everything you
have to QUANTIFY or LIMIT whatever you say, to allow other people to
clearly understand how much or how little you do something, or how
big or how small an object is, or how fast or how slow something is.
are some examples of Quantifying words and expressions:
fast is their car compared with ours?
FAR slower than ours.
NOT NEARLY as fast as ours.
NOT QUITE AS fast AS ours.
ALMOST AS fast AS ours.
JUST a bit slower than ours.
JUST AS fast AS ours.
JUST a LITTLE BIT faster than ours
WAY faster than ours.
MUCH cake would you like?
a LITTLE BIT please
I have an ENORMOUS piece?
you like apples AT ALL?
I REALLY like them A LOT
I don't REALLY like them THAT MUCH
OFTEN does he play football?
HARDLY EVER plays ANYMORE because he had a leg injury
plays ALMOST EVERY weekend
she STILL play beach volley?
she stopped playing A FEW YEARS AGO
but she ONLY has time to go EVERY NOW AND THEN
she goes TWICE a week
do they STILL go on holiday to Greece?
they USED TO go there UP UNTIL LAST YEAR, but now they've started
going to other places.
they go there EVERY Summer because it's PRETTY cheap, and it's NEARLY
you want to go skiing AGAIN this weekend?
ok, but I don't want to spend AS MUCH money AS last time.
I can't because I don't REALLY have ENOUGH money.