In addition to all the grammar points from the EGP, this is the first post dedicated to A2 and above grammar in the EVP that is included in the coding of the complexity checker. We are only including those points which are not already covered.
used before some action nouns when referring to one example of the action
I took a shower and ate my breakfast. B1; Thai
used before the first but not the second of two nouns that are often used together
I like a clean fork and knife. B1; Polish
used when referring to a unit of something, especially something you eat or drink
We both had a coke and a hot dog. B1; German
used between a fraction and a unit of measurement
The lesson is half an hour but you have to be there 10 minutes before. A2; Greek
He gave me an alarm clock so I won’t be late for school any more.
All the best
I want to wish you all the best!
The people in the class are from all over the world.
She is a very nice person and above all, she is really cheerful. B1; Spanish
before a particular time, or before doing a particular thing
Don’t forget to book in advance because as you can imagine, everyone goes away from the city during the summer holiday! B1; Spanish
again and again
I read it again and again and was more and more surprised. B1; French
Once again I’m sorry. B1; French
All somebody + verb
Actually, I lost my job last week. All I can do is buy a computer and get on the internet to find another job.
The sun was shining and there were no clouds at all, so we could see the light blue sky.
All is well
I hope all’s well.
and all that
I really enjoy shopping for clothes, but not only for clothes, also for things like earrings and all that!
on account of sth
because of something
On account of its location, it is always busy. B2; Korean
in actual fact
used to emphasize what is really true, or to give more information
Nowadays almost all people own a car and in actual fact more and more people have been facing death as a consequence of careless driving. B2; Portuguese
all over again
B2 repeated from the beginning
After that I went back to my home in Ribeirao Preto to begin my routine all over again. B2; Portuguese
B2 again after something has happened or been done many times before
Tom, thank you so much yet again for your interest. This talk is very important to me and to count on you is an honour for our college.
be aimed at sb
to be intended to influence or affect a particular person or group
PIAZZA is too modern and is aimed at the young.
the space above and around things
It was an old painting. In it, a man was holding his axe up in the air and was ready to hit a tree.
Secondly, even though most people liked the group RADIANT, they only played for 35 minutes in all.
All of a sudden
All of a sudden, a weird creature popped into his dream.
In the future the key word for fashion will be comfort as this is basically what everyone has been wanting all along.
All over the place
I am thinking of dog–dirt on the pavements, cans all over the place, and a lot of disgusting paintings on the walls in the public toilets, the underground and so on.
” Leave me alone, you monster, ” I said in panic.
California along with Florida is probably the most popular American holiday destination.
Among other things
It’s worth visiting the museum while you’re here.
There’s an exhibition about Darwin and a good collection of paintings, among other things.
Among + superlative
It was among the worst zoos I have ever seen.
Keep someone amused
I could keep them amused with my funny stories.
used to strongly agree with someone
So have the Swedish grandparents got funkier? Absolutely! C1; Swedish
in accordance with sth
in the way described by a rule, law, or wish
Although they do not earn much money in this profession, they try to do their best and judge in accordance with the law which they also have to interpret. C1; Polish
by all accounts
as said by a lot of people
I have known Michael Van Cleef for over two decades now, and he is, by all accounts, an exemplary worker. C1; French
out of action
damaged or hurt and not able to operate or play sports
The air-conditioning in my room was out of action and the hotel manager didn’t care. C1; Japanese
have sth against sb/sth
to have a reason not to like someone or something
If you have nothing against taking public transport, I suggest taking a bus. C1; Polish
Not so long ago, you could ring each Dutch doorbell of your choice at 6 pm and you’d find the whole family gathered around the kitchen table, having their supper. C1; Dutch
in aid of sb/sth
in order to collect money for a group of people who need it
It would be an honour for us students at the centre if you could attend our sports function in aid of stressed out kids and present the prizes. C1; Spanish
with the aid of sth
using something to help you
The newest computer can handle data that human brains can not and therefore all scientific research is carried out with the aid of computers. C1; Chinese
It is on air at 8.30 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday.
Cars still enter the city so there will be pollution after all.
This causes traffic jams at all hours of the day.
All at once
All at once, everything started to work again.
All very well
That‘s all very well for most of the people but according to my desires it‘s not enough. I envisage a more sophisticated flat.
So, there you go . I ‘m all set!
I had to go to a travel agency on alternate weekends in order to translate some programmes into English.
At an angle
He wore his hat at an angle.
used to strongly disagree with someone or to agree with something negative
Does it mean the parents will allow them to eat anything they please? Absolutely not. You have to give the children some options, instead of imposing things on them. C2; Portuguese
of your own accord
If you do something of your own accord, you choose to do it and no one else forces you.
She would go alone, but it was something that was chosen of her own accord. C2; Greek
on no account; not on any account
not for any reason or in any situation
Mary did not want Martin to leave on any account, let alone move to a foreign country. C2; Catalan
across the board
happening or having an effect on people at every level and in every area
Children in separate schools get on with things regardless of it being work for boys or girls, which can be quite positive especially in today’s lifestyles where chores are done across the board. C1; Afrikaans
get your act together INFORMAL
to organize your activities so that you can make progress
He was determined to get his act together and try to find a solution to his problem. C2; Spanish
add insult to injury
to make someone’s bad situation worse by doing something else to upset them
To add insult to injury, such an approach often turns out to be counterproductive. C2; Polish
things that cause problems or danger
However, we should bear in mind that tourism could have an adverse effect on the local environment. C2; Greek
used when adding a fact to something you have just said
The fact that people live longer nowadays does have some advantages, but then again it also causes a lot of problems. C2; Dutch
against sb’s advice/wishes, etc.
If you do something against someone’s advice, wishes, etc., you do it although they have said you should not or must not.
He was a very ambitious student who wasn’t afraid to develop ideas in unconventional ways and pursue his research even against the advice of his supervisors. C2; German
against all (the) odds
If you do or achieve something against all the odds, you succeed although you were not likely to.
The stormy waters and heavy winds were a great challenge, and almost deemed it impossible for me to succeed, but against all odds I managed to defeat my fears. C2; Swedish
at the tender age of 8/17/25, etc. LITERARY
She met my father at the tender age of 14, and she soon knew that this was the man she wanted to stay with for the rest of her life. C2; Danish
be aimed at doing sth
to be intended to achieve a particular thing
Working within projects aimed at improving local agricultural output, I stayed 3 years in South America. C2; Danish
The service is excellent and the atmosphere is quite nice, with an air of elegance.
I rushed into the room to cheer them up and clear the air, although I knew it was too late.
Sitting on a couch and squeezed between my elderly aunts, I sincerely wished I could vanish into thin air.
The final suggestion is focused on building a leisure centre. Should this be everything the Town Council has promised, it will bring a breath of fresh air.
raising the alarm
For them, raising the alarm because of five percent unemployment is an example of so-called ‘ loony-left thinking ‘.
If and when homework, household chores and social duties had been dealt with, we were free to pursue our own designs, albeit usually hampered by a younger child tagging along.
Alive and kicking
He was a farmer who had been working in the fields for more than sixty years, but was still alive and kicking.
All shapes and sizes
Personal Challenges come in all shapes and sizes.
The film was all but over by the time we arrived.
Along the lines of
Imagine one is encouraged by friends and institutions for their ‘ different ‘ artistic or other activities, even if their works are not along the lines of ‘ acceptable ‘ norms and tradition.
At one time or another
Most of us have made a similar mistake at one time or another.
She ‘s even decorated the spare room in anticipation of your visit.