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adverbs in mid position

Here’s an example of an adverb after a modal verb + academic collocation: We would likely address these issues one after the other in a sequential way. listen to this sentence A2 point 30 in the category of ADVERBS: MID POSITION between the subject and the main verb and after modal verbs, auxiliary verbs and ‘be’. General points such as these do not specify that there are …

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had been + VERBing

Point 27 in the category of PAST is defined as: past perfect continuous: an action or event which began before a point in the past and was still continuing up to that point, often with ‘for’ or ‘since’, to give background information. Point 32 in the PAST is defined as: past perfect continuous: background action …

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adverb + adjective + noun

Point 32 in the category of NOUNs is defined as: complex noun phrases with adverb + adjective + noun EXPERT EXAMPLE: And, you know, this is a fairly transparent example. wnpr.org *This overlaps B1 noun phrases in the category of ADJECTIVES and clashes with C1 in the category of modality (emphasis). A search in iWeb for: _RR _JJ _NN 1 PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE …

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look forward to

Point 13 in the category of VERBS/phrasal-prepositional is defined as: ‘look forward to’ as a fixed expression followed by an ‘-ing’ form or noun phrase, usually at the end of correspondence. PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE: I am looking forward to getting your letter. Japanese female, level 3 writing class. A search in iWeb for: LOOK forward to * * 1 LOOK …

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adverb + adverb (wide range)

Point 61 in ADVERBS/phrases is defined as: modify a wide range of adverbs with other adverbs An iWeb search for *ly_RR *ly_RR *note we have highlighted lines with B2 vocabulary for ‘range’. 1 REALLY REALLY 34573 2 ACTUALLY REALLY 17619 3 FAIRLY QUICKLY 15518 4 REALLY QUICKLY 10930 5 ONLY RECENTLY 9989 6 FAIRLY EASILY …

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adverb + ENOUGH

Point 58 in adverbs/phrases is defined as: post-modify adverbs with ‘enough to intensify’. A search in iWeb for _RR enough 1 LONG ENOUGH 118213 2 JUST ENOUGH 69645 3 WELL ENOUGH 56474 4 FAST ENOUGH 40410 5 FAR ENOUGH 38942 6 HARD ENOUGH 33328 7 HIGH ENOUGH 29764 8 SOON ENOUGH 27993 9 EASY ENOUGH …

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