The structure of adjectival group
pre-head / modifier head post-head / qualifiers
extremely hot indeed
very difficult to solve
quite fond of music
so glad that you won the match
· adjectival group doesn’t have a determiner
quite, most, very, pretty, fairly
o and fixed collocations (raving mad, dripping wet, boiling hot, freezing cold, blind drunk, dead straight, wide awake, fast asleep)
slightly, a little, a bit, kind of, sort of
The ocean is one mile deep, The lecture was two hours
that, so, such I didn’t know he is that old.
o (something between comparison and quantification)
It was such an interesting trip.
dark blue, bright red
o non-finite clauses
Smoking is difficult to give up.
o prepositional groups
good at mathematics, quick in though
o items of comparison
not as easy as expected, he is better than I though
o expression of sufficiency enough