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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form A1 FORM: 'VERY' + ADVERB
Can modify adverbs of time and degree with 'very'.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form A2 FORM: ADVERB + ADVERB
Can modify a limited range of adverbs of time, degree, and manner with other adverbs.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form B1 FORM: ADVERB + ADVERB
Can modify an increasing range of adverbs with other adverbs.► adverbs and adverb phrases: types and meanings
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form B2 FORM: COMPARATIVE
Can modify an adverb with a comparative structure.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form C1 FORM: ADVERB + ADVERB
Can modify a wide range of adverbs with other adverbs.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form C1 FORM/USE: ADVERB + 'ENOUGH'
Can post-modify adverbs with 'enough to intensify'.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form C1 FORM/USE: ADVERBS + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES, HIGHLIGHT
Can post-modify adverbs with a complex prepositional phrase complement, to highlight information.
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ADVERBS adverb phrases - form C2 FORM: PRE- AND POST-MODIFIED ADVERBS
Can form adverb phrases with modifiers before, and complements after, adverbs.
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CLAUSES comparatives A2 FORM: 'BE LIKE' + NOUN OR PRONOUN
Can use 'be' + 'like' + noun or pronoun.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: FINITE AFTER 'THAN'
Can use 'than' + a finite clause forming the second part of a comparison after a comparative adjective
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: NON-FINITE AFTER 'THAN'
Can use 'than' + a limited range of non-finite clauses (with -ing), forming the second part of a comparison after a comparative adjective
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: 'AS … AS'
Can use '(not) as' + adjective/adverb + 'as' to introduce a clause (often with a substitute auxiliary verb) to talk about two things being equal or unequal in some way.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: 'RATHER THAN' + PHRASE
Can use 'rather than' + noun phrase or prepositional phrase to stress one element in a comparison.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: 'THE BEST (THAT)'
Can use 'the best (that)' followed by a clause with the present perfect to talk about something unique.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: 'TOO' + 'TO'-INFINITIVE
Can use 'too' + adjective + 'to'-infinitive.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: 'THE SAME' (+ NOUN) + 'AS' + PRONOUN OR NOUN
Can use 'the same' (+ noun) + 'as' + pronoun or noun.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: 'SO' + ADJECTIVE + 'THAT' CLAUSE
Can use 'so' + adjective + 'that' clause.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: SENSE VERBS + 'AS IF' OR 'AS THOUGH' + FINITE CLAUSE
Can use verbs of the senses + 'as if' or 'as though' + finite clause.
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CLAUSES comparatives B1 FORM: LINKING VERB + 'LIKE' OR 'SIMILAR TO'
Can use linking verbs + 'like' or 'similar to'.
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CLAUSES comparatives B2 FORM: COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVE + 'THAN' + NON-FINITE CLAUSE
.||Can use than + an increasing range of non-finite clauses (to-infinitive, reduced clause) forming the second part of a comparison after a comparative adjective||
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