Saturday, 21 April 2012

Circumstance of Degree Vs Mood Adjunct Of Intensity

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 269):
Circumstances of Degree shade into mood Adjuncts of intensity. The difference between them can be seen in an example such as it almost destroyed the house:
(Degree) ‘it destroyed the house to a large extent’,
(Mood Ajunct) ‘it didn’t destroy the house’.