There are four of us, so we’ll cut the cake into quartersIt’s (a) quarter past / (American) after fourIn the first quarter of the year his firm made a profitThe shop is about a quarter of a mile awayan hour and a quartertwo and a quarter hours.›in the United States and Canada, (a coinworth) twenty-five cents, the fourth part of a dollar.
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,