C1 ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Here is a list of advanced grammar at the C1 English level with examples linked to more explanations and examples.

C1 adjectives

C1 adjectives with adverbs

At the C1 level, adjectives can be pre-modified by adverbs for emphasis, degree, intensity, modality and hedging.

C1 negative hedging

A negative clause with modal adjectives can be used to make the following assertion less direct too.

C1 degrees of comparison

Before a noun, superlative adjectives can be post-modified to be stronger.

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.

  • I’ve got the skills required
  • The funds raised will support future research.

C1 adverbs

C1 adverbs & modality

At C1, a wide range of adverbs can be found in the middle position.


Clauses


Conjunctions


Determiners


Discourse Markers


Focus


Future


Modality


Negation


Nouns


Passives


Past


Prepositions


Present


Pronouns


Questions


Verbs