II21

ALONG

‘Along’ is a preposition or an adverb. 1 ALONG (II21) 1742449 2 ALONG (II) 812587 4 ALONG (RP) 476307 6 ALONG (RR) 11996  

RATHER

1 RATHER (II21) 956100 2 RATHER (RG) 529786 ‘Rather’ as a degree adverb usually modifies an adjective. 1 BUT (CCB) RATHER (RG_RR@) A (AT1) 22044 2 A (AT1) RATHER (RG) LARGE (JJ) 7161 3 BUT (CCB) RATHER (RG_RR@) AN (AT1) 4810 4 IS (VBZ) RATHER (RG) A (AT1) 2921 5 , (,) RATHER (RG_RR@) A …

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OFF

1  (RP) ‘off’ is an adverb particle most often and often appears followed by punctuation, a preposition or conjunction. 4 OFF (II) 1161417   PHRASES: 5 OFF of (II21) 6 ‘OFF’ is found as an adjective before a noun.  ‘off season’.  (JJ%)  8 OFF (JJ22) 31880 11 OFF (RR21) 15526 1 IT (PPH1) OFF (RP) …

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two part prepositions

1 OUT (II21) OF (II22) 6044503 2 SUCH (II21) AS (II22) 5449751 3 ACCORDING (II21) TO (II22) 2869261 4 DUE (II21) TO (II22) 2384806 5 BECAUSE (II21) OF (II22) 2052897 6 UP (II21) TO (II22) 1826998 7 ALONG (II21) WITH (II22) 1692520 8 INSTEAD (II21) OF (II22) 1335372 9 PRIOR (II21) TO (II22) 1110670 10 …

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UP

1 UP (RP) 3 (II21)  ‘up to’ is listed at B1 as complex prepositions. 4 (RG21) 6 (JJ31)  up to date 7 UP (II) 151922 9 UP (RL21) 84386 11 UP (JJ22) 47065 13 UP (NN122) 30785 22 UP (VV0%) 8620 27 UP (JJ41) 2944 31 UP (JJ21) 1968 35 UP (VVI) 817

‘BE’ + to infinitive | ‘BE’ + due to infinitive

In the English Grammar Profile (EGP), there are three similar points in the category of Future expressions with ‘BE’ at B2 in the English Grammar Profile. 47  ‘be due to’ and, more formally, ‘be to’ talk about things that are scheduled or expected. 53 OBLIGATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS WITH ‘BE TO’ 56 present form of ‘be’ …

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RATHER THAN + non-finite clause | phrase

Let’s look at how ‘rather than‘ is used to compare.  In the English Vocabulary Profile, at B1 the meaning is:  ‘instead of ‘ I‘d like coffee rather than tea. I usually wear a swimsuit rather than shorts. In the above examples: coffee, tea, a swimsuit, shorts are nouns or noun phrases, so ‘rather than‘ or ‘instead of‘ are complex prepositions. Here’s a student example …

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