What part of speech is “slightly”

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slightly can be used as an adverb to describe a small amount or degree. It is used to modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs and indicate a gradual change in intensity or degree. This can mean that an action is done in a limited manner, or that an adjective or another adverb is present to a lesser degree or extent.

when used as an adverb, slightly should be placed close to the word it modifies. This helps add clarity to the sentence and show that the action or description is being done more subtly as opposed to a full-fledged manner.

1. The soup was slightly spicy.

2. She slightly nodded her head in agreement.

3. His voice was slightly higher than usual.

when using slightly as an adverb, pay attention to the word it is modifying and make sure the sentence implies what you intended. This is especially important if used to modify an adverb that can carry a lot of intensity, such as 'wildly', as 'slightly wildly' can still carry a sense of extreme intensity. Additionally, remember to place slightly close to the word it is modifying to ensure that the smaller degree or extent is clearly communicated.

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