WAY

The word ‘way’ is almost always a noun, but sometimes it can be an adverb.

1 WAY (singular noun)

Here are common phrases at various levels as examples:

And, by the wayI was right, she‘s not married.

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Personality goes a long way.

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ColonelI have no way to protect these people.

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I shall be relieved when it is ended, one way or the other.

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What if we do it the other way around?

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It went in every directionall the way to the end.

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Now, in no way does this excuse corrupt behavior.

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Because, at the end of the day, it couldif necessary by forceget its own way.

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Something always held me back or stood in the way.

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2 WAY (II32) 83960 3-part complex prepositional phrase = by way of
3 WAY (RR22) 78449 = There are also adverb phrases such as: ‘half way’, ‘under way’

4 WAY (RR%) 53219

The word ‘way’ is usually a general adverb before many types of adverbs, and adjectives. (RG)(RGR)(RRR)(RP)(JJ)(JJR), but this sense is unlisted in the English Vocabulary Profile.

1 IS WAY TOO 15499

This is way too hot.

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2 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) THROUGH (II) 9816

3 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 7823
4 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) . (.) 7677
5 WAS (VBDZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 7600
6 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 5658

7 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) , (,) 5202

8 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) BETTER (RRR_JJR) 4798
9 ‘S (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 4066
10 BE (VBI) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 2944

11 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) IN (II) 2821

12 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 2817

13 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) BETWEEN (II) 2804
14 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) THROUGH (RP@_II) 2772
15 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) TO (TO) 2481

16 HAVE (VH0) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 2334

18 WERE (VBDR) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 1971
19 BE (VBI) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (RGR) 1782

20 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) TO (II) 1765

21 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%) BETTER (RRR_JJR) 1679

22 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) . (.) 1676
23 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) DOWN (RP_II@) 1558
24 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) UP (RP_II@) 1553
25 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) AND (CC) 1552
26 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) AT (II) 1461
27 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) FOR (IF) 1369

28 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (DAR_RRR) 1360
29 IT (PPH1) WAY (RR%) TOO (RG) 1328

30 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) THERE (RL) 1321
31 WAS (VBDZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 1246
32 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) AROUND (II_RP) 1240
33 BEEN (VBN) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 1187
34 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) ACROSS (II) 1175
35 ‘S (VBZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 1150
36 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) , (,) 1144
37 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) ON (II) 1136
38 WAS (VBDZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) BETTER (RRR_JJR) 1105
39 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) DOWN (RP) 1074
40 HAVE (VH0) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR) 1005
41 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) UP (RP) 985
42 HAD (VHD) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 965
43 HAS (VHZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 908
44 BUT (CCB) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 889
45 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) AND (CC) 844
46 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) POINT (VV0@_NN1) 808
47 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) WITH (IW) 781
48 THEY (PPHS2) WAY (RR%) YOU (PPY) 763
49 HAS (VHZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR) 735
50 ‘S (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) BETTER (RRR_JJR) 730
51 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) EASIER (RRR_JJR) 727
52 , (,) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (RGR) 705
53 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) INTO (II) 703

54 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%_NN1) OFF (RP) 695

55 BE (VBI) WAY (RR%_NN1) BETTER (RRR_JJR) 658
56 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) WITH (IW) 656
57 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) CHEAPER (JJR) 655
58 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) DIFFERENT (JJ) 650
59 BEING (VBG) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 617
60 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR) 603
61 IT (PPH1) WAY (RR%_NN1) BACK (RP_NN1) 580
62 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) UP (II) 528
63 THEY (PPHS2) WAY (RR%) I (PPIS1) 490
64 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) EASIER (JJR_RRR) 483
65 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) LESS (RGR) 482
66 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%_NN1) DOWN (RP) 479
67 THEY (PPHS2) WAY (RR%) IT (PPH1) 476
68 ‘RE (VBR) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 461
69 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) WORSE (JJR_RRR@) 445
70 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) FASTER (RRR_JJR) 444
71 IT (PPH1) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 442
72 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) DONE (VDN) 436
73 ME (PPIO1) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 432
74 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) BIGGER (JJR) 428
75 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) THROUGH (II_RP@) 426
76 IT (PPH1) WAY (RR%_NN1) TO (II) 425
77 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) HIGHER (JJR_RRR@) 424
78 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR_DAR) 418
79 ‘M (VBM) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 417
80 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%_NN1) UP (RP) 409
81 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR) 398
82 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) MARK (VV0) 394
83 . (.) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (RGR) 378
84 WAS (VBDZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (DAR_RRR) 378
85 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG_RR@) 377
86 PROBABLY (RR) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 375
87 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) ALONG (II_RP) 369
88 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%) CHEAPER (JJR) 362
89 ‘S (VBZ) WAY (RR%) EASIER (JJR_RRR) 353
90 BUT (CCB) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (RGR) 353
91 AM (VBM) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 349
92 HALF (RR21) WAY (RR22) DECENT (JJ) 345
93 IS (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (RRR_DAR) 343
94 HAD (VHD) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR) 339
95 WERE (VBDR) WAY (RR%) MORE (RGR) 339
96 UNDER (RR21) WAY (RR22) (NULL) 337
97 ‘S (VBZ) WAY (RR%_NN1) MORE (DAR_RRR) 330
98 IT (PPH1) WAY (RR%_NN1) DOWN (RP) 330
99 ARE (VBR) WAY (RR%) MORE (DAR_RRR) 321
100 THEM (PPHO2) WAY (RR%_NN1) TOO (RG) 318

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