1. He is absolutely tall for his age-almost two meters already
  2. He is extremely tall for his ages-almost two meters already.
  3. He is totally tall for his ages-almost two meters already.

I want to know absolutely and totally can use for describing the size.My dictionary did not describe in which condition they should use. Which is suitable most, totally or absolutely or extremely? What are the differences between these adverbs?

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    What does your dictionary tell you about these adverbs? Is there something specific that you don't understand about the definitions you have found in your research? – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Sep 15 '16 at 2:56
  • I want to know absolutely and totally can use for size.My dictionary did not tell in which condition they should use. – learner Sep 15 '16 at 3:03

Tall is a qualitative adjective describing the quality of a person — here the height of a teenager.

This type of adjective is capable of being 1) graded (for quality, rank, size, etc.) by the use of adverbs most common of which are fairly, very, really and extremely; 2) compared: tall-taller-the tallest.

The adverbs absolutely and totally, meaning "to a complete degree", don't allow any grading or comparison, so from the three sentences, only the second one should be marked as "correct" in a multiple choice assignment.

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Extremely is similar to very. Absolutely and totally both mean completely. He can be very tall but he can't be completely tall so use extremely in this context. Try substituting words for synonyms for this type of question.

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