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adjective + TO infinitive + THAT clause

This structure: adjective + TO infinitive + THAT clause is probably B2 or higher because it catches things like comment/viewpoint adverbials and complex reporting.  There are other similar structures in the English Grammar Profile, related to modality, focus, hedging, and emphasis at the B1/B2 level that do not mention a following clause. A search in …

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noun + OF + noun + ‘S + noun

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 42 in the category of NOUNS is defined as: complex noun phrases with noun phrase + ‘of’ + noun phrase + possessive determiner ‘s + noun phrase.   PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE: Our chairs are on the opposite side of the doctor’s chair,  in front of the desk. Chinese female, Level 3 Writing Class. An iWeb search for: _NN of _NN _GE _NN …

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few (not many)

In the English Grammar Profile, C1 point 27 in NEGATION is defined as: (very) ‘few’ meaning ‘not many’ to refer to people in formal written contexts, often reports or surveys. *This also overlaps C1 quantity pronouns. A search in iWeb for:  few _V 1 FEW ARE 18250 Many are called, few are chosen. listen 2 FEW HAVE 15340 And very few have it in them. …

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‘either’ | ‘neither’ + singular noun

At B1 in the English Vocabulary Profile, ‘either’ is listed as: PRONOUN; DETERMINER: One of two people or things when it is not important which At B2 ‘neither’ is listed as: PRONOUN; DETERMINER not either of two people or things C1 English Grammar Profile point 60 in the category of DETERMINERS & quantity is defined …

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