DD1

this one | that one

Here are two grammar points in the English Grammar Profile’s category of Pronouns at B1 that should be merged into one. Point 43 this one’, ‘that one’ as a substitute for countable singular nouns that have previously been mentioned. Point 64 THIS ONE’, ‘THAT ONE’” to refer to a singular countable noun. Searches in iWeb …

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that | those (emotional distance)

C2 point 68 in DETERMINERS/demonstratives is defined as: ‘that’ and ‘those’ to convey emotional distance, often to express disapproval. The two examples in the EGP: that_DD1 sort_NN1 of_IO behaviour_NN1 those_DD2 so-called_JJ heroes_NN2 Emotional distance or disapproval is not possible to locate in corpora automatically.  We can start by copying the language patterns above. But really, …

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THIS (pronoun)

Here are a few English Grammar Profile points in the category of PRONOUNS/demonstratives which are hard to locate manually in corpora: A2 point 10: ‘this’ to refer to something that is happening now. A2 point 36: ‘this’ as a pronoun with singular reference. B1 point 41: ‘this’ as a pronoun to refer back to whole …

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NEITHER

1 NEITHER (RR) 2 NEITHER (DD1) NEITHER_DD1 \w+_(IO|NN|VM)\w* NEITHER_RR \w+_(A|II|J|VD|VH|R)\w* 2 . (.) NEITHER (DD1) OF (IO) 12729 3 . (.) NEITHER (RR) THE (AT) 6817 4 , (,) NEITHER (RR) THE (AT) 6661 5 . (.) NEITHER (DD1) IS (VBZ) 5788 6 IS (VBZ) NEITHER (RR) A (AT1) 4750 8 AND (CC) NEITHER (DD1) …

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somewhat

In the English Vocabulary Profile ‘somewhat’ is listed at C1 as an ADVERB meaning ‘slightly’.  It basically means ‘to some degree’. It can be used to hedge a statement or description.  In other words, it can make what you say less forceful, or less definite. 1 SOMEWHAT (DD1) OF 29129 Yes, these interviews are somewhat of a formality, but I think it’s crucial we like-minded people get to know one another. listen …

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