| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
今週の #WOTW は 'intensive’ です。’Intensive’ is an adjective used by the general public, but when used by linguists or language teachers it can also be a noun. Interested? Keep on reading, then.
- The intensive course is 5 hours a day. (Concentrated on a single subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.)
- Intensive farming is not sustainable. (Aiming to achieve maximum production within a limited area, especially by using chemical and technological aids.))
- Labour intensive markets are not as dynamic. (In business and economics, concentrating on or making much use of a specified thing.)
- “Really” is an intensive adverb. (Of an adjective, adverb, or particle when it is giving force or emphasis.)
- Some people believe people in Fukushima are exposed to intensive radioactivity. (Denoting a property which is measured in terms of intensity rather than of extent, and so is not simply increased by addition of one thing to another.)
Time for the noun.
- “Up”, “out”, and “off” are intensives when added to verbs. “Clean up” sounds more intense than “clean”, doesn’t it?