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Medium degree
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Medium degree modifiers play the middle field between high degree and low degree modifiers. Some examples include betreklikrelatively, taamlikquite and redelikreasonably:

Example 1

Dit is vandag betreklik stil.
it is today relatively quiet
Today it is relatively quiet.
Example 2

Toestande is taamlik gunstig.
Conditions are quite favourable.
Example 3

Die kragnetwerk is redelik stabiel.
The power grid is reasonably stable.
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While medium degree modifiers can be ranked as intermediate between high degree and low degree modifiers, and are expressed by means of adverbs, such as betreklikrelatively and redelikreasonably, they may consist of multi-word adverbial phrases, as in tot op sekere hoogteto a certain degree and in 'n mateto some extent. While such adverbs and multi-word adverbial phrases are often, and in some cases mostly, used to determine predicates, as in the following examples

Example 4

Dit lyk nie of hulle besoek enigsins geslaag het nie.
dit seems not if their visit at.all succeeded has PTCL.NEG
It does not seem as if their visit has had any success at all.
Example 5

Gelyke toegang kan dié ongelykhede tot op sekere hoogte oorkom.
equal access can these inequalities to a certain degree overcome
Equal access can overcome these inequalities to a certain degree.
Example 6

dat hy sy ewewig in 'n mate terugkry
that he his balance to some extent back.find
that he recovers his balance to some extent

such modifiers may also arguably determine adjectives, as in:

Example 7

Hy is in 'n mate teleurgesteld daarmee.
he is in a measure disappointed therewith
He is, to a certain extent, disappointed with it.

Medium degree modifiers such as heelwata good deal and aansienliksubstantial cannot always be clearly distinguished from high degree modifiers, which suggests that their meaning in concrete instances of language use is in part pragmatically determined.

Example 8

Sy simbole het heelwat /aansienlik gedaal.
his symbols have a good deal / substantially dropped
His symbols dropped significantly.

Furthermore, such modifiers, when not used as quantifiers, mostly occur in comparative constructions:

Example 9

Hy is heelwat / aansienlik ryker as sy ouers.
He is a good deal / substantially richer than his parents.
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