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adverb RESPONSE TOKENS

When you ‘listen’ to someone speaking in a conversation, you can respond with short phrases that add to the conversation. These utterances carry information and sometimes a single word like an adverb is all you might say. C2 point 224 in the category of MODALITY/adverbs is defined: adverbs expressing certainty as short responses Here is …

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adverb + GOING TO

Point 34 in the category of FUTURE: ‘be going to’ with a  limited range of adverbs, after the auxiliary be form, in the normal mid position. The EGP examples of adverbs include ‘never’ and ‘really’. An iWeb search for: _VB _RR _VVGK *we removed the past forms of BE 1 ‘M JUST GOING 10741 TLC …

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adverb + determiner

This is a difficult grammar point to interpret. B1 point 48 in the category of DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: modify determiners with adverbs. TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE: We have nearly all the big automobile companies. Male, India, B1 There is clashing information in the English Grammar Profile.  The example they give for point 48: Because almost all of the programmes are stupid. However, ‘Almost all’ is …

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as * as + mine | yours

Point 63 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as: possessive pronouns ‘mine’ and ‘yours’, with singular reference, in comparative clauses after ‘(not) as … as’. A search in iWeb for: * as * as mine|yours 1 IS AS GOOD AS MINE 1166 2 , AS WELL AS YOURS 92 3 IS AS GOOD AS …

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modal verb + modal adverb

B1 Point 57 in the category of modality/adverbs is defined as: modal verb + modal adverb to modify an assertion, either through hedging or emphasis. B1 point 81 in modality/adverbs is defined as: increasing range of adverbs, for emphasis However, when we check the EGP examples for point 57 which include: surely|certainly|probably, we soon see …

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BE + ADVERB + going to + VERB

Point 58 in future with be going to is defined as: increasing range of adverbs (particularly adverbs of certainty) in the normal mid position. A search in iWeb for the adverbs we find in the EGP examples: _VB [probably|undoubtedly|surely] going to_T _VVI Note ‘surely’ is rare. 1 IS UNDOUBTEDLY GOING TO BECOME 9 2 IS …

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adverb in mid position or after ‘BE’

Point 24 in MODALITY is defined as: adverbs in mid position or after main verb ‘be’, to modify an assertion, either through hedging or emphasis An iWeb search using the adverbs found in the EGP examples: _V probably|definitely * 1 IS PROBABLY THE 101355 Thai,Male,5,w On the other hand, the lack of these qualities is probably the cause of many problems we have with other people. 2 WILL PROBABLY …

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