If you are wondering what C2 grammar is, then you will be happy to see the following long list of categorised grammar points linked with explained examples. This is the English grammar you should know at the C2 level because C2 students have proven they can use it in thousands of tests. It is rare grammar generally, but if you want to be an expert, it’s a good idea to practise these structures and the vocabulary that is naturally listed with it.
‘C2 adjectives‘ is not just a list of vocabulary that C2 students can use. The adjectives are used in combination with other grammar categories to allow a greater amount of detail.
C2 Adjectives with infinitives
At the C2 level, English users can express modality and give emphasis using infinitives after adjectives in complex ways such as with negation and comparative clauses:
- You must make sure not to miss anything.
- It is not uncommon to see them.
- I’m not so naive as to think it doesn’t happen.
C2 Comparing with adjectives
Comparative clauses can be modified to various degrees, and the scale of comparison can be limited with complex C2 English grammar.
- It’s not that much bigger.
- It should be no higher than a normal home.
- It’s not any thicker than a cable.
- The contents are so great a mystery that she did not mention them.
- New Year is as good a time as any to quit smoking.
C2 Adjectives + Noun
Negation can be followed by superlative structures before nouns.
- He never expected I would be the slightest bit interested.
- We don’t have the faintest idea what to do with them.
Vocabulary usually used in other parts of speech can also become adjectives before nouns to give emphasis.
Single Adjectives or lists of adjectives can premodify or postmodify nouns in focussing devices:
When it comes to C2 adverbs, we are not talking about adverbs that only C2 students can use. We are talking about the position they can be put in, and the fine meanings they carry there too.
C2 Adverbs in the middle position.
C2 grammar has an increasing range of adverbs after auxiliary verbs and before the main verb, sometimes including modal adverbs such as ‘indeed’ and ‘surely.’ There also can be rare adverbs of indefinite frequency and split infinitives.
- They would eventually become the government.
- It would normally take a day.
- Companies must indeed change.
- Somebody must surely know.
- My wife is permanently living in Thailand.
- They are persistently asking the same question.
- He was always playing soccer.
- They were constantly being interrupted.
- You’re going to absolutely love it.
Let’s look at english grammar c2 with verbs.
Finally, although all the links above go to many more detailed pages about grammar and vocabulary, other examples can be found at the English Grammar Profile.