### Describing Line Graphs (3) - Using Adverbs

# The following graphs illustrate the use of some adverbs:

- The population rose
**slowly**. (small increase in the population over the period) - The population rose
**steadily**. (little or no variation in the rate of growth) - The population rose
**slightly**. (small increase in the population over the period) - The population rose
**gently**. (small increase in the population over the period) - The population rose
**gradually**. (small increase in the population over the period)

- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased dramatically.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased significantly.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased considerably.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased rapidly.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased substantially.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased markedly.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population increased greatly.
- After 1998, the population grew more slowly.

- From 1996 to 1998, the population grew from 9.9 million to 10.25 million.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population grew by 0.35 million.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population grew by 350,000.
- From 1996 to 1998, the population grew by 3.535%.

- From 1998 to 2007, the population grew from 10.25 million to 10.30 million.
- From 1998 to 2007, the population grew by 0.05 million.
- From 1998 to 2007, the population grew by 50,000.
- From 1998 to 2007, the population grew by 0.488%

- Overall, the population went up from 9.9 million to 10.3 million.
- Overall, the population went up by 0.4 million.
- Overall, the population went up by 400,000.
- Overall, the population went up by 4.04%.

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