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Degree
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Degree adverbs provide information about the degree of the situation or event described by the Verb Phrase (VP).

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Degree adverbs must be considered VP adverbs on semantic grounds, seeing that they modify the VP, although they fail the test for VP-adverbs:

Example 1

It stuitet him freeslik tsjin it boarst
it bounces him awfully against the breast
It is terribly distasteful to him

VP adverb test:

Example 2

*It stuitet him tsjin it boarst en dat docht it freeslik
it bounces him against the breast and that does it awfully
It is terribly distasteful to him

Clausal adverb test:

Example 3

*It is freeslik sa dat it him tsjin it boarst stuitet
it is awfully so that it him against the breast bounces
Lit: It is terribly so that it is distasteful to him
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