What part of speech is “absolutely”

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an adverb is a part of speech that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Absolutely modifies or describes the severity of an adjective, verb, or another adverb in a positive way. For example, it can be used to mean that something is completely or totally true, necessary, or certain.

1. 'I was absolutely exhausted after the marathon.'

2. 'She was absolutely sure she wanted to move to the country.'

3. 'He absolutely loves to read.'

Absolutely should not be used as an adverb for a negative statement, as it is a positive intensifier. For example, 'I was absolutely not happy about the situation.' is incorrect. The correct usage would be 'I was not absolutely happy about the situation.'

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