Tag: II

degree adverb modifying preposition

Point 9 in PREPOSITIONS is defined as: adverbs of degree to modify prepositions and prepositional phrases. (have to check each match that it’s actually modifying the preposition and not something else) A check on google for Adverbs of degree: Common adverbs of degree: Almost, nearly, quite, just, too, enough, hardly, scarcely, completely, very, extremely. extremely, especially, […]

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by itself

Point 77 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as: the reflexive pronoun ‘itself’ with ‘by’ to mean alone or without any help. collocates 4 spaces either side of ‘by itself’ in iWeb include: 1 ENOUGH 1922 2 CLASS 1155 3 SUFFICIENT 780 4 STAND 558 1416 5 MULTIPLIED 455 6 STANDS 366 7 MULTIPLY […]

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in itself

Point 74 in the category of PRONOUNS & reflexive is defined as: the fixed expression ‘in itself’ as an intensifier . An iWeb corpus investigation for collocations 4 spaces to the left and right and the B1 vocabulary that collocates with this is in red: 1 END 3908 2 ART 1437 CHALLENGE    THE WEEK […]

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less frequent simple prepositions

Point 14 in the category of PREPOSITIONS is defined as: less frequent simple prepositions, often in a more formal, literary or business context. The examples include: amongst|unlike|throughout|upon|toward 1 THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 13601   ESPN Australia Our guys have handled everything extremely well throughout the year. I think they’re going to be really excited to get […]

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preposition + relative pronoun

Point 12 in the category of PREPOSITIONs is defined as: preposition + relative pronoun as complement, to avoid preposition stranding, often in formal contexts. The EGP examples include:   vacancy_NN1 in_II which_DDQ I_PPIS1 am_VBM very_RG interested_JJ ._. club_NN1 of_IO which_DDQ you_PPY are_VBR  the_AT secretary_NN1 ._. someone_PN1 to_II whom_PNQO  they_PPHS2 can_VM talk_VVI ._.   A search […]

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