Category: B2

used to (ellipsis)

Point 143 in MODALITY is defined as: ‘used to’ without a following verb where the previous main verb is understood. Interestingly, this grammar feature is often located with comparative clauses. A search for on NOW corpus for * * * * used to .|, *from these cluster searches we can put to the right the […]

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need not

Point 126 in the category of MODALITY is: need NEGATIVE iWeb search for need _x _vvi* 1 NEED NOT WORRY 3770 2 NEED NOT APPLY 2083   Observer Prince William and Kate Could Be Your New Norfolk Neighbors All of the properties are offered unfurnished, and feline lovers need not apply, as there’s a strict […]

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ought to (ellipsis)

Point 145 in the category of MODALITY and ELLIPSIS is defined as: ‘ought to’ without a following verb where the previous main verb is understood. There is an important note in the comments section of the EGP: This is a very low-frequency form in both the learner and native speaker data. A search for collocates […]

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I must say

Point 124 in the category of modality is defined as using: the fixed expression ‘I must say’ to give emphasis, usually about something positive. An iWeb search for I must say * * * * 1 I MUST SAY THAT I AM VERY 144 EU-Startups “Computer vision can have a big impact on the fashion […]

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Will you please

Point 123 in the category of modality is defined as: ‘will’ (particularly ‘Will you please’) to make requests and commands in a wide range of contexts. The confusing part of this entry is that there is a lexical range of 3 bars given, but it is not mentioned in the usual way as a wide […]

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