Qualifying words

For those of you looking to improve your writing and reading, take note of some of these alternative ways to describe the quality of something.

 

Time/Rate of occurrence

Never, rarely, seldomly, once in a blue moon, occasionally, sometimes, often, next to always, always, without fail

Conditional

Only, except, if, on the condition that, provided that

Order

Before, after, first, second, third, final, last

People

Women, men, male, female, professional

Negative

Non-, un-, not, no

Quantity

Surpassing, over, under, few, too much, too little, not enough

Supporting/Refuting

Anti-, but, yet, however, on the other hand, with this, in favour of

Possibility

May, might, could, potentially, possibly, probably, must, certainly

Importance

Necessary to, need to, ought to, have to

Comparison

More … than, bigger, smaller

Additional info

Further, in addition, also, as well

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