Category: B2

the reason place that which

The B2 Point 4 in the category of FOCUS is defined as ‘The reason (that)’, ‘The place (which)’ + clause as subject + ‘be’ for focus. *although the verb ‘be’ is probably the most common, for complexity, we should also accept any verb after the clause. Hindustan Times The reason that less number of workers […]

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introduce a comparison

Point 10 in DISCOURSE MARKERS in writing is defined as: a range of phrases as discourse markers to introduce a comparison. There are three examples of these in the English Grammar Profile.   Similarly Collocates of ‘Similarly‘ (word ranking: 2809) in the COCA corpus: situate, price, size, equip, treat, affect, dress, behave, respectively, configure, dramatic and it is very Academic.   TechNewsWorld Tech’s Role […]

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summarising phrases

Point 9 in the category of DISCOURSE MARKERS in writing is defined as: range of phrases as discourse markers to summarise. (Note ‘therefore’ is B1 in EVP) IWeb search for ‘Thus|Consequently|Hence|Therefore’ + collocates up to 4 spaces to the right: 1 THEREFORE 1633873 1 RECOMMENDED 4764 2 ESSENTIAL 4561 2 THUS 1485858 (1 FAR 82646) […]

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The use of ‘their’ is confusing to give level to, because there is differing information between the English Vocabulary and Grammar Profiles, and secondly the uses are hard to locate in corpora automatically. At B2, Point 58 in the category of DETERMINERS & possessive is defined as: GENERIC ‘THEIR’ before nouns to refer to a […]

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Point 54 in the category of DETERMINERS & possessives is defined as possessive determiner ‘its’ before nouns to refer to a singular inanimate subject or object. Search for clusters that are not a mistake for ‘it is’ on iWeb corpus: ITS WAY TO THE 11703  ITS KIND IN THE 11249 ITS OWN RIGHT . 10405 […]

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