As winter approaches, swallows flysouth from Britain by instinctHe has an instinct for saying the right thing.instinctive/-tiv/adjective›arising from instinct or from a naturalability
Blinking our eyes is an instinctive reaction when something suddenly comes close to themI couldn’t help putting my foot on the brake when I saw the other car coming towards me – it was instinctive.instinctivelyadverb›
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,