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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: ELLIPSIS, WITH 'THE'
Can use 'the' with a limited range of superlative adjectives without a following noun, when the noun is understood.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH '-EST'
Can form superlative adjectives with adjectives of one syllable with a short vowel, by doubling the final consonant and adding '–est'.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH '-EST'
Can form superlative adjectives by adding the suffix '-est', to adjectives of one syllable.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH '-EST'
Can form superlative adjectives using the '-est' suffix, with adjectives of one syllable, and with two-syllable adjectives ending in -y.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH 'MY' OR 'YOUR'
Can form a noun phrase with 'my' or 'your' + superlative adjective + noun, with a limited range of nouns and contexts. ► noun phrases
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH '-ST'
Can form superlative adjectives using the suffix '-st' to adjectives ending in '–e'.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH 'THE'
Can form a noun phrase with 'the' + superlative adjective + noun. ► noun phrases
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ADJECTIVES superlatives A2 FORM: WITH 'THE MOST'
Can form superlative adjective phrases using 'the most', with longer adjectives of two or more syllables.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B1 FORM/USE: COMPLEX NOUN PHRASES
Can form an increasing range of complex noun phrases with a superlative adjective + prepositional phrase, to talk about something unique. ► noun phrases
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B1 FORM/USE: 'THE BEST' WITH NOUN AND PRESENT PERFECT
Can use 'the best' before a noun + present perfect to talk about a unique experience.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B1 FORM: 'ONE OF THE'
Can use 'one of the' before a superlative adjective, followed by a plural noun. ► noun phrases
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B1 FORM: 'THE BEST' WITH NOUN AND 'TO-' INFINITIVE
Can use 'the best' before a noun + 'to'-infinitive. ► clauses: comparative
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B1 FORM: WITH DETERMINERS
Can form noun phrases with a range of determiners before a superlative adjective. ► noun phrases
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B2 FORM/USE: WITH 'BY FAR'
Can use the premodifer 'by far' to make a superlative adjective stronger.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B2 FORM: ELLIPSIS, WITH 'THE'
Can use '(one of) the' with an increasing range of superlative adjectives without a following noun, when the noun is understood.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives B2 FORM: WITH NOUN AND 'TO-' INFINITIVE
Can use superlative adjectives before a noun + 'to'-infinitive. ► clauses: comparative
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ADJECTIVES superlatives C1 FORM/USE: WITH NOUN AND POSTMODFIER
Can use a postmodifier to make the superlative stronger in the structure superlative + postmodifier + noun.
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ADJECTIVES superlatives C1 FORM/USE: WITH POSTMODFIER AND NOUN
Can use a postmodifier to make the superlative stronger, in the structure superlative + noun + postmodifier ('possible', 'ever', 'by far').
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ADJECTIVES superlatives C2 FORM/USE: 'SLIGHTEST', 'FAINTEST'
Can use 'the slightest', 'the faintest' with a specific range of nouns to express the least amount possible, most frequently following a negative verb form.
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ADVERBS adverbs as modifiers A1 USE: TIME
Can use 'soon' in the phrases 'See you soon' and 'Get well soon', as a signing-off device.
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