stance

actually | unfortunately | of course | I’m sorry

Point 34 in ADVERBS/modifiers: STANCE: limited range (‘actually’, ‘unfortunately’, ‘of course’, ‘I’m sorry’) to indicate an attitude or viewpoint. ‘actually’ is A2 or higher in the English Vocabulary Profile regardless if it is ‘stance’ or not. ‘of course’ is A1 in the EVP if used to say ‘yes’ and emphasize your answer: Dictionary example: “Can …

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increasing range of stance adverbs

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 37 in the category of adverbs/modifiers is defined as: increasing range of adverbs: to indicate an attitude or viewpoint. For example: Basically, I agree with you. We need blankets because we should keep our bodies warm while we are sleeping. PELIC STUDENT: Japanese, Male, 4, g This is obviously for me. listen A list of adverbs can be taken from the EGP examples: completely|obviously|clearly|actually|luckily|honestly|sadly|basically|obviously|hopefully In iWeb …

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negation with modality ‘not necessarily’

Here are examples of using stance adverbs with negative modality: It will not necessarily be progress for India if she simply imports the unhappiness of the West. listen Now‘s not actually a great time to talk. listen Here are two formally overlapping C1 grammar points in the English Grammar Profile: Point 200 in MODALITY/adverbs is defined as: ‘NOT NECESSARILY to express a possible exception to a general perception, i.e. not in every case. Point 23 …

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wide range of stance adverbs

In the English Grammar Profile, C1 point 62 in ADVERBS/modifiers is defined: (simply, truly, surely, apparently, naturally, surprisingly, inevitably, literally, exceptionally, frankly, clearly, amazingly, wisely, admittedly) to indicate an attitude or viewpoint, often in clause initial position. For example: She simply wrote down what was happening to her and her family about her confinement, and in doing so,  we have a very intimate record of this family during one of the worst periods of our world‘s history. TED This grammar point is also related to ‘comment adverbials‘ and is often more …

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adverb + ENOUGH

Usually, when ‘enough’ is used as a postmodifying adverb (after another adverb), it means ‘to the necessary degree.’  However in the English Grammar Profile, C1 point 58 in adverbs/phrases is defined as: post-modify adverbs with ‘enough to intensify’. The English Grammar Profile examples are all stance adverbs in the initial position: Strangely enough, Luckily enough, Sadly …

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actually

Why do I believe that the English Grammar Profile and Vocabulary profile should be merged? Well, they both have tons of fantastic information but it would be better if they worked together. If we use the grammar profile for single token grammar points such as “actually” notice the lack of information in the EGP: Point …

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