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Element USE: FOCUS
SuperCat ADJECTIVES
SubCat combining
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use a list of adjectives in ellipted clauses before and after a noun, to give focus. ► focus
Corrected Learner Example Imaginative, good-humoured, friendly, he was respected and liked by his peer-students. (Poland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Polish; Pass)

The latter – fat, ugly and sick – blows his top when Ralph tells the others about the fat boy's nice name, as he wanted to keep it secret. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Greek; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example Imaginative, good-humoured, friendly, he was respected and liked by his peer-students. (Poland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Polish; Pass)

The latter, - fat, ugly and sick - blows his top when Ralph tells the others about the fat boy's nice name, as he craved for keeping it secret. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Greek; Pass)

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