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apposition

Point 36 in the category of  NOUNS is defined as: two noun phrases together (in apposition) to refer to the same person or thing, usually separated by commas.   EXPERT EXAMPLES: With the lack of competition due to COVID restrictions, Moraga’s Campolindo High School senior, Daniel Zabronsky, has been channelling his energy into teaching English to students in Colombia, South America.   Zabronsky’s eighth-grade sister, Isabel, did her share of “tutoring” by speaking in English during visits to Colombia. …

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too | so + much + NOUN

Point 51 in the category of DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: ‘SO MUCH’, ‘TOO MUCH’ WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS too|so much _NN1 1 SO MUCH FUN 51051 2 SO MUCH MONEY 13915 3 TOO MUCH MONEY 12901 4 TOO MUCH TROUBLE 10270 5 TOO MUCH WORK 9680 6 TOO MUCH PRESSURE 8394 7 TOO MUCH INFORMATION 8108 …

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MUCH + uncountable noun (question)

Point 40 in the category of DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: ‘much’ with uncountable nouns in interrogative contexts. A search in iWeb corpus for: much _NN1 ? 1 MUCH MONEY ? 942 2 MUCH FUN ? 462 3 MUCH WATER ? 400 4 MUCH DIFFERENCE ? 352 5 MUCH POWER ? 289 6 MUCH TROUBLE ? …

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each | an | one + SINGULAR NOUN

Point 28 in the category of DETERMINERS is defined as: increasing range of quantifying determiners with singular nouns (‘each’, ‘an’, ‘one’ and numbers) each|an|one _NN1 1 ONE THING 587964 2 AN EXAMPLE 440517 3 AN OPPORTUNITY 390589 4 AN EMAIL 364587 5 AN ISSUE 358269 6 AN AREA 254162 Pelic students: Female,3,w Earthquakes destroy everything in an area and stir up dust from the destruction . 7 …

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At the end of the day (FOCUS EXPRESSIONS)

‘at the end of the day‘ can be used literally, meaning the time of day, but is also an informal phrase that means:  when everything is taken into consideration.   *It contains the most common 5 part N-gram in English: ‘at the end of the’ iWeb 392146 English Grammar Profile C1 Point 8 in the category …

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pronouns (gender neutral)

Point 68 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as: ‘he/she’, ‘he’ or ‘she’ or ‘they’ to refer back to gender neutral singular nouns or indefinite pronouns when we are not sure of the gender. Unfortunately these are incredibly hard to locate in corpora due to the punctuation or many other combinations within the clusters.  …

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present simple (takes place)

Point 31 in the category of PRESENT is defined as: Present simple, STORIES AND COMMENTARIES, to summarise events or plot in a story or piece of history, often to give immediate dramatic interest. This usage is not really something that can be easily located in Corpora.  However, both example sentences in the EGP contain ‘takes …

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-CY noun suffix

1 POLICY (NN1) 2204112 2 AGENCY (NN1) 1102271 3 EMERGENCY (NN1) 818292 4 PRIVACY (NN1) 731171 5 EFFICIENCY (NN1) 552884 6 FREQUENCY (NN1) 494039 7 PREGNANCY (NN1) 407835 8 ACCURACY (NN1) 397629 9 LEGACY (NN1) 367107 10 CURRENCY (NN1) 363281 11 CONSISTENCY (NN1) 227832 12 DEMOCRACY (NN1) 219458 13 MERCY (NN1) 195827 14 TRANSPARENCY (NN1) …

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-ION noun suffix

1 INFORMATION (NN1) 9250457 2 EDUCATION (NN1) 3194798 3 MILLION (NNO) 3130497 4 VERSION (NN1) 2707047 5 APPLICATION (NN1) 2653291 6 QUESTION (NN1) 2584965 7 SECTION (NN1) 2507191 8 ACTION (NN1) 2471018 9 OPTION (NN1) 2458419 10 POSITION (NN1) 2286818 11 LOCATION (NN1) 1985254 12 PRODUCTION (NN1) 1879308 13 SOLUTION (NN1) 1774469 14 DECISION (NN1) …

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HALF

1 HALF The word ‘half’ is typically a before determiner or pre-determiner capable of pronominal function. (DB) 1183937 Here are 10 examples of the intensifier phrase ‘more than‘ premodifying the determiner ‘half’: 1 MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY 3921 It‘s been more than half a century. 2 MORE THAN HALF A MILLION 3884 3 MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR 1064 …

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-ment noun suffix

1 DEVELOPMENT (NN1) 3639014 2 GOVERNMENT (NN1) 3466025 3 MANAGEMENT (NN1) 3432275 4 DEPARTMENT (NN1) 2393384 5 TREATMENT (NN1) 2064906 6 ENVIRONMENT (NN1) 1967654 7 MOMENT (NN1) 1547243 8 EQUIPMENT (NN1) 1536861 9 STATEMENT (NN1) 1456050 10 INVESTMENT (NN1) 1423252 11 PAYMENT (NN1) 1406592 12 AGREEMENT (NN1) 1205911 13 MOVEMENT (NN1) 1176689 14 DOCUMENT (NN1) …

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past + singular noun

It is very possible to have a noun after a past participle. 1 TAKEN (VVN) PLACE (NN1) 57019 2 TAKEN (VVN) CARE (NN1) 52472 3 TAKEN (VVN) ADVANTAGE (NN1) 15507 4 MADE (VVN) PUBLIC (NN1_JJ_RR@) 14502 5 ELECTED (VVN_JJ@) PRESIDENT (NN1) 10852 6 TAKEN (VVN) PART (NN1) 9235 7 BUILT (VVN) ENVIRONMENT (NN1) 7734 8 …

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