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Gambit: Intensifying Expressions - Indeed x At All (Adverbs)

 This is one of the funniest scenes on this blog. I also loved the movie and Firth's performance is awesome. I hope you enjoy it, just  like my students did.





 





Indeed - really or certainly, often used to emphasize something:

Indeed, it could be the worst environmental disaster in Western Europe this century.

Evidence suggests that errors may indeed be occurring. We live in strange times indeed.

Mainly UK - Many people are very poor indeed.



At All -  (used to make negatives and questions stronger) in any way or of any type:  

He's had no food at all. 

I haven't been at all well recently.  

I'm afraid I've got nothing at all to say. 

Is there any uncertainty at all about the way she died?  

Why bother getting up at all when you don't have a job to go to?



 

I. Watch the segment and complete the sentences with at all or indeed.

1. He wasn't expecting to be locked inside the storage room __________________.

2. He thought that going out the window was very scary _________________.

3. When she saw him on the Savoy Hotel wall, she could not understand what was going on __________________.

4. The vase he stole was _________________ very valuable .

5. The guest lady had no idea that there was a stranger in her room ________________.
Answer key:

He wasn't expecting to be locked inside the storage room at all.

He though that going out the window was scary indeed.

When she saw him on the Savoy Hotel wall, she could not understand what was going on at all.

The vase he stole was indeed very valuable.

The guest lady had no idea that  there was a stranger in her room at all.

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