Here is a list of advanced grammar at the C1 English level with examples linked to more explanations and examples.
C1 adjectives with adverbs
At the C1 level, adjectives can be pre-modified by adverbs for emphasis, degree, intensity, modality and hedging.
- It was painfully obvious.
- It makes us a highly effective company.
- She’s a completely different person.
- It’s extremely important that I get an answer.
- Find some totally new place.
- It’s absolutely necessary to find a solution.
- The details are incredibly easy to forget.
- I’m almost certain it was him.
- It’s quite probable that many Australians will rent forever.
C1 negative hedging
A negative clause with modal adjectives can be used to make the following assertion less direct too.
- I‘m not certain that you really understand this.
- I‘m not sure that dancing is the answer.
- It‘s not likely that she slipped and fell.
C1 degrees of comparison
Before a noun, superlative adjectives can be post-modified to be stronger.
- We can not get the best possible outcomes.
- She runs in the most efficient way possible.
- You’re the best choice by far.
- It would have been the best thing ever!
Adverbials can also pre-modify comparative adjectives to a small degree.
C1 past participle as an adjective
Noun phrases can be postmodified by past participles.
C1 adverbs & modality
At C1, a wide range of adverbs can be found in the middle position.