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ADJECTIVES comparatives A2 FORM: WITH 'THAN'
Can use a comparative adjective with 'than' to compare two nouns or noun phrases.► comparative clauses
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: WITH '(SO) MUCH'
Can use '(so) much' to modify and intensify comparative adjectives used predicatively after a verb, usually 'be'.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: WITH 'A (LITTLE) BIT'
Can use 'a (little) bit' to modify comparative adjectives used predicatively after a verb, usually 'be'.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: WITH 'AND'
Can use 'and' to repeat a comparative adjective to indicate change over time, usually after 'become' or 'get'. ► adjectives: comparatives
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B1 FORM/USE: WITH 'EVEN'
Can use 'even' to modify and intensify comparative adjectives used predicatively after a verb, usually 'be' and 'get'.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B2 FORM/USE: WITH 'A LOT'
Can use 'a lot' to modify and intensify comparative adjectives used predicatively after a verb, usually 'be'.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B2 FORM/USE: WITH 'MUCH' + NOUN
Can use 'much' to modify and intensify comparative adjectives used attributively before countable and uncountable nouns.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives B2 FORM/USE: WITH 'SLIGHTLY'
Can use 'slightly' to modify comparative adjectives to a small degree.
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ADJECTIVES comparatives C2 FORM/USE: WITH 'NO' OR 'NOT ANY'
Can use 'no' / 'not any' with comparative adjectives to limit the scale of comparison. ► comparative clauses
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ADJECTIVES comparatives C2 FORM/USE: WITH 'NOT THAT MUCH'
Can use 'not that much' to modify comparative adjectives to a small degree. ► comparative clauses
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ADJECTIVES modifying A1 FORM: WITH 'VERY'
Can use 'very' with a limited range of common gradable adjectives.
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ADJECTIVES modifying A2 FORM: WITH DEGREE ADVERBS
Can use adverbs of degree ('really', 'so', 'quite') with an increasing range of common gradable adjectives.
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ADJECTIVES modifying A2 FORM: WITH PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
Can form adjective phrases with a very limited range of adjectives + a prepositional phrase.
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ADJECTIVES modifying A2 FORM: WITH 'TOO'
Can use 'too' with common gradable adjectives.
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ADJECTIVES modifying A2 FORM: WITH 'TOO' + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
Can use 'too' + adjective + prepositional phrase
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ADJECTIVES modifying B1 FORM: ADJECTIVE PHRASE + NOUN
Can use adjective phrases attributively, before a noun.
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ADJECTIVES modifying B1 FORM: WITH 'ENOUGH'
Can use 'enough' to modify adjectives.
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ADJECTIVES modifying B1 FORM: WITH 'QUITE A'
Can form adjective phrases with 'quite a' + adjective.
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ADJECTIVES modifying B1 FORM: WITH 'TOO' + 'TO'-INFINITIVE
Can use 'too' before adjectives followed by 'to'-infinitive.
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ADJECTIVES modifying B2 FORM: WITH 'ENOUGH' + 'TO'-INFINITIVE
Can use 'enough' after adjectives followed by 'to'-infinitive
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