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ADVERBS adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings B2 FORM: DEGREE, MODIFYING NOUN PHRASES
Can use degree adverbs to modify noun phrases. ► noun phrases
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ADVERBS adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings B2 FORM: DEGREE, MODIFYING PRONOUNS
Can use degree adverbs to modify pronouns. ► pronouns
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ADVERBS adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings B2 FORM: DEGREE, MODIFYING DETERMINERS
Can use degree adverbs ('almost', 'very') to modify determiners. ► determiners
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ADVERBS adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings C1 FORM: DEGREE, MODIFYING ADVERBS
Can use an increasing range of degree adverbs to modify a range of adverb types. ► adjectives ► adverb phrases: form
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ADVERBS adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings C1 FORM: DEGREE, MODIFYING COMPARATIVES
Can use degree adverbs ('slightly', 'a bit', 'much') to modify comparatives.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: DEGREE, BEFORE ADJECTIVES
Can use a limited range of degree adverbs before an adjective.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: FREQUENCY, MID POSITION
Can use frequency adverbs in the usual mid position, between the subject and the main verb.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: FRONT POSITION
Can use a limited range of adverbs in front position.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: 'REALLY,' MID POSITION
Can use 'really' in the usual mid-position, between the subject and the main verb.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: TIME, END POSITION
Can use time adverbs in the usual end position.
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ADVERBS position A1 FORM: PLACE, END POSITION
Can use place adverbs in the usual end position.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: DEGREE, BEFORE ADJECTIVES
Can use an increasing range of degree adverbs before an adjective.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: FRONT POSITION
Can use an increasing range of adverbs in front position.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: MID POSITION
Can use adverbs in mid position between the subject and the main verb and after modal verbs, auxiliary verbs and 'be'.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: END POSITION, MANNER
Can use manner adverbs in the usual end position.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: DEGREE, END POSITION
Can use degree adverbs in end position.
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ADVERBS position A2 FORM: SENTENCE ADVERB, FRONT POSITION
Can use evaluative, viewpoint and sequencing adverbs outside the clause, in front position, as a cohesive device to link to a previous statement in a preceding clause.
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ADVERBS position B2 FORM/USE: FRONT POSITION, INVERSION WITH 'NEVER'
Can use 'never' in front position followed by an inverted subject (most commonly 'I') + main verb verb, to give focus.
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ADVERBS position C2 FORM/USE: FRONT POSITION, INVERSION, WITH 'HARDLY'
Can use 'hardly' in front position followed by an inverted subject and verb, to give focus.
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ADVERBS position C2 FORM/USE: MID POSITION, DISTANCING
Can use adverbs in mid position, to distance the writer from what they are saying.
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