In addition to all the grammar points from the EGP, this is the first post dedicated to A2 and above grammar in the EVP that is included in the coding of the complexity checker. We are only including those points which are not already covered.
used before some action nouns when referring to one example of the action
I took a shower and ate my breakfast. B1; Thai
used before the first but not the second of two nouns that are often used together
I like a clean fork and knife. B1; Polish
before a particular time, or before doing a particular thing
Don’t forget to book in advance because as you can imagine, everyone goes away from the city during the summer holiday! B1; Spanish
Once again I’m sorry. B1; French
in actual fact
used to emphasize what is really true, or to give more information
Nowadays almost all people own a car and in actual fact more and more people have been facing death as a consequence of careless driving. B2; Portuguese
B2 again after something has happened or been done many times before
Tom, thank you so much yet again for your interest. This talk is very important to me and to count on you is an honour for our college. B2; Spanish
be aimed at sb
to be intended to influence or affect a particular person or group
PIAZZA is too modern and is aimed at the young.
the space above and around things
in accordance with sth
in the way described by a rule, law, or wish
Although they do not earn much money in this profession, they try to do their best and judge in accordance with the law which they also have to interpret. C1; Polish
have sth against sb/sth
in aid of sb/sth
in order to collect money for a group of people who need it
It would be an honour for us students at the centre if you could attend our sports function in aid of stressed out kids and present the prizes. C1; Spanish
with the aid of sth
using something to help you
The newest computer can handle data that human brains can not and therefore all scientific research is carried out with the aid of computers. C1; Chinese
used to strongly disagree with someone or to agree with something negative
Does it mean the parents will allow them to eat anything they please? Absolutely not. You have to give the children some options, instead of imposing things on them. C2; Portuguese
across the board
happening or having an effect on people at every level and in every area
Children in separate schools get on with things regardless of it being work for boys or girls, which can be quite positive especially in today’s lifestyles where chores are done across the board. C1; Afrikaans
used when adding a fact to something you have just said
against sb’s advice/wishes, etc.
If you do something against someone’s advice, wishes, etc., you do it although they have said you should not or must not.
He was a very ambitious student who wasn’t afraid to develop ideas in unconventional ways and pursue his research even against the advice of his supervisors. C2; German
against all (the) odds
If you do or achieve something against all the odds, you succeed although you were not likely to.
The stormy waters and heavy winds were a great challenge, and almost deemed it impossible for me to succeed, but against all odds I managed to defeat my fears. C2; Swedish
be aimed at doing sth
to be intended to achieve a particular thing