Can you explain, please, why an adverb 'VERY' is incorrect in these sentences? It seems that VERY is used as a 'gradable adverb'. I will be thankful for you! I really don't understand why. =\
1. I had always VERY admired her work, and it was great to meet her.
2. Thanks for organizing the quiz night. Your help was VERY appreciated.
3. As a child, I VERY wanted to be an artist.
4. I would VERY prefer to be remembered as kind rather than wealthy.
5. Kristof says that he wants to go into politics, but I VERY doubt that he's serious
6. I VERY regret not being able to hear Dr. Greco when she gave her lecture.