SubCat adverbs as modifiers
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use adverbs mid clause, to distance the writer from what they are saying.
Corrected Learner Example He came out from school at the age of 16, and joined the "Universidad xxx" - the best one in Chile, supposedly - to study Economics (Spanish - Latin American, C2 MASTERY, Pass, 1993)
The author of the letter apparently has no experience of being a parent in our times. (Polish, C2 MASTERY, Pass, 200)
He was quite nice to me, surprisingly and he told him that he would do his best but that the music was not too loud. (France; C2 MASTERY; 1997; French; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments While we see these adverbs being used as stance devices at C1 it is the emergence of them in mid clause position, and with a distancing function, which increases at C2 level.

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