Collocations with “have to” on the COCA corpus 9 tokens left and right of this are: 1 WORRY (VVI ) 4009 2 CAREFUL (JJ ) 2155 3 ADMIT (VVI ) 1572 4 VIGILANT (JJ ) 176 5 RELEARN (VVI ) 33 One can guess there is a generally negative tone to this grammar structure from […]
Maybe A1 maybe A2.
Why do I believe that the English Grammar Profile and Vocabulary profile should be merged? Well, they both have tons of fantastic information but it would be better if they worked together. If we use the grammar profile for single token grammar points such as “actually” notice the lack of information in the EGP: Point […]
B1 or B2 reported speech?
In the English Grammar Profile, Point 90 in the category of PAST continuous listed as C2, the adverbs ‘always’ or ‘constantly’ are used to talk about repeated events which are undesired or uncontrolled. Frustratingly, an example from point 70 in PAST category at B2 given by the EGP for adverb range pictured below clashes. Surely, […]
Point 91 in the PAST category of the English Grammar Profile, we can give reasons with this structure which collocates with: If it hadn’t been for + up to 9 spaces to the right in the COCA corpus (I changed to this corpus because iWeb and NOW corpora were not allowing or providing much information): […]
How do you express regret?
Point 24 in CONJUNCTIONS “CONCESSIVE to combine sentences, often unexpected” iWeb corpus: And yet + noun (up to 4 spaces to the right) 1 PEOPLE 3320 2 TIME 2111 3 OTHERS 1220 4 WAY 711 5 YEARS 678 6 THINGS 652 7 MAN 603 8 WORLD 560 9 LIFE 552 10 REASON 529 11 DAY […]
Point 119 in clauses collocated in the NOW corpus: 1 IF IT WERE TO BE 115 most of these are followed by a past participle, a search of which are: 1 IF IT WERE TO BE IMPLEMENTED 5 2 IF IT WERE TO BE APPLIED 5 3 IF IT WERE TO BE MADE 4 4 […]