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Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sasha G, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Sasha G Senior Member

    Russian
    Hello forum!
    Did I get it right that 'absolutely ' can't be used with weak adjectives like big,good,hot unlike with strong ones(enormous,fantastic,boiling)?
     
  2. Hau Ruck

    Hau Ruck Senior Member

    United States - Midwest
    English - U.S.
    Could you please give us an example sentence or two?
     
  3. Sasha G Senior Member

    Russian
    I was absolutely boiling!
     
  4. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima

    Singapore
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, 'I was absolutely boiling' sounds typical; 'I was absolutely hot' sounds very​ strange.
     

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