Category: formal

complex prepositions

Firstly, complex prepositions are phrases, which means there are two or more words to them.  Prepositional complexity is found at different levels on the English Grammar Profile and English Vocabulary Profile. Point 15 C1 in PREPOSITIONS is defined as: less frequent complex prepositions, often in a more formal, literary or business context. The two examples […]

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Inversion in clauses with conditions and formality

This is another post that points at overlapping points on the English Grammar Profile.  Parts of two points are worded differently but basically locate the same structure for “should” starting a sentence.  The only noticeable difference for these points in succession is that one is labelled as conditional and the other located in a “formal […]

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