MULTIPLE FIXED EXPRESSIONS

MULTIPLE FIXED EXPRESSIONS

Point 13 in the category of FOCUS is  defined as:

 more than one fixed expression in the front position for added focus.

Since we cannot do longer than 5-part strings on iWeb and if we copy one of the EGP examples:

all_RR41 of_RR42 a_RR43 sudden_RR44 ,_, out_II21 of_II22 nowhere

A search on iWeb for:

_RR43 _RR44 , _II21 _II22

1 TO TIME , SUCH AS 139

from time to time , such as

*unfortunately iWeb doesn’t allow checking these strings. From a lot fewer examples shown in COCA, this is not at the start of the sentence.

2 TO TIME , DEPENDING ON 94

As above.

3 A SUDDEN , OUT OF 88

Our EGP example is the same.

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Man Drives 900 Miles to Help With Local Winter Storm Relief
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I looked, and it was the 15-passenger van.

4 MOST PART , EXCEPT FOR 79
5 TO TIME , SUBJECT TO 50
6 TO TIME , BUT FOR 42
7 TO TIME , ACCORDING TO 41
8 A SUDDEN , INSTEAD OF 36
9 MOST PART , OTHER THAN 35
10 MOST PART , OUT OF 29
11 MOST PART , SAVE FOR 27
12 TO TIME , DUE TO 23
13 MOST PART , ASIDE FROM 22
14 MOST PART , DUE TO 21
15 MOST PART , ACCORDING TO 17
16 A SUDDEN , BECAUSE OF 16
17 MOST PART , BECAUSE OF 14
18 TO TIME , OUT OF 12
19 MOST PART , BUT FOR 12
20 MOST PART , OUTSIDE OF 11

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