several | a few of

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 39 in the category of DETERMINERS is defined as: wide range of quantifying determiners with plural nouns (‘several’, ‘millions of’, ‘a few of’). *Note that if ‘millions of’ is used as hyperbole, then it is a C1 point. TLC, Speaking test examples: There are very few sports cars in Sri Lanka. We don’t …

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neither | either + of + PLURAL NOUN PHRASE

‘Either’ can mean “the one or the other.” ‘Neither’ can mean “not the one and not the other” or “not either.” C1 English Grammar Profile point 63 in DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: ‘either’ and ‘neither’ + ‘of’ with plural noun phrases or pronouns. For example: Neither of these men is Chaney. (note the subject-verb agreement!) listen I don’t think …

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passive with two objects

The text discusses the complexities of English grammar, focusing on the category of passives and verbs that require two objects. It explains how these grammatical elements can indicate different CEFR levels and the importance of understanding direct and indirect objects. The text provides examples of these concepts, highlighting how the direct object is usually not a person, while the indirect object is a person and typically comes first in a sentence. The text also discusses different points at B2, A2, and B1 levels, and how they are defined in relation to these grammatical structures. Finally, it presents corpus research results from iWeb to illustrate these concepts in practice.