Carmen Woo
【The use of the word "very"】 What does the word “very” mean in this sentence: companies have driven tech into every part of our lives, tracking our steps, and our very heartbeats.
Sep 9, 2018 8:35 AM
Answers · 5
Very can be used as an intensifier as in; He was very mad. meaning he was more mad than normal. It can also be used for emphasis or importance or to be specific. In this case I believe it is stressing the importance of tech in our lives even to the specific tracking of our very heartbeats.
September 9, 2018
I get it, thank you so much !
September 9, 2018
our very heartbeats = even our heartbeats, expressing surprise or similar, stressing the extent of the tracking into the most personal of spaces.
September 9, 2018
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