The + thing | fact | point | problem | reason + is (FOCUS)

Point 5 in the category of FOCUS is defined as: ‘The thing, fact, point, problem, or reason + is (that)’ for focus. Brisbane Times The thing is that any additional money you have sitting directly in your mortgage is not safe for you to access any time. Warrnambool Standard The fact is, high carbon emissions …

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‘major cities’, ‘very beginning’ (major | very + noun)

For this C2 grammar, ‘major’ is an adjective meaning: important, serious, or significant. ‘Very’ is an adjective meaning: actual or precise, with emphasis on the exact quality of the following noun or an extreme point in time/space. Point 73 under the category of adjectives in C2 on the English Grammar Profile these two vocabulary items …

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