Using "so" and "very" for ungradable adjectives?

We generally use modifiers such as "so" and "very" for gradable/normal adjectives (water can be quite/so/very HOT, but not quite/so/very BOILING (an ungradable/extreme adjective). Yet would you say... more

Why use "need not" instead of "do not need to"?

The header of states: > High-level languages need not be slower than low-level ones. Why use *need not* instead of *do not need*? What does it mean? Also, why no *to*... more


I'm well vs. "I'm good" vs. "I'm doing well", etc?

The greeting _How are you?_ is asking _How are you doing in general?_ — > How are you? I'm well. [**Misunderstood the question.**] because _well_ as an adjective which means: > in good... more

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