An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (very much)
a. mucho
The city must greatly improve safety in the area around the university.La ciudad debe mejorar mucho la seguridad en la zona alrededor de la universidad.
b. enormemente
We must greatly expand the healthcare system's ability to care for people with mental illness.Debemos ampliar enormemente la capacidad del sistema de salud para atender a las personas con enfermedad mental.
2. (very; used as an intensifer)
a. muy
We were greatly impressed by the team's performance at Saturday's game.Nos quedamos muy impactados por el rendimiento del equipo en el partido del sábado.
b. enormemente
Your contributions to the church remodeling fund are greatly appreciated.Sus contribuciones al fondo de la remodelación de la iglesia son enormemente apreciadas.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (when modifying adjective)
a. muy
2. (when modifying verb)
a. mucho
he was greatly influenced by his fatherestaba muy influenciado por su padre
greatly [ˈɡreɪtlɪ]
1 (with adj or pp used as adj) muy
greatly superior muy superior; she found him greatly changed ella lo encontró muy or enormemente cambiado; he was greatly influenced by Debussy estuvo muy or enormemente influenciado por Debussy
2 (with verb) [+contribute, improve, vary, admire, regret] enormemente; mucho
he contributed greatly to our success it helped greatly to alleviate the problem the situation has greatly improved I benefited greatly from his advice and help the quality of hotels varies greatly I greatly admire their courage
I greatly regret having told her about it me arrepiento mucho or enormemente de habérselo dicho; it is greatly to be regretted es muy de lamentar
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