Clauses and linkers of contrast, Comparison of adjectives and adverbs, Verbs, Time clauses in the future

Clauses and linkers of contrast

although, however, in spite of/despite + gerund (-ing)

1. often starts a new sentence and is followed by a comma:

There’s no work in the docks nowadays. However, my mum goes out to work and does a cleaning job.

2. is followed by a verb ub the -ing form by a noun:

I like Edinburgh in spite of/despite feeling a little homesick now and again.

3. introduces a clause with a subject and a verb:

I really like Edinburgh although the weather isn’t always very good.

Comparison of adjectives and adverbs

– How do you compare two things which are equal?
– How do you make a comparison stronger?

Comparatives with much, a lot, far

Adjectives

– Comparative

City roads are (much/a lot/far) safer than country roads.

Age is more/less important than gender.

An old car is (not) as safe as a modern car.

– Superlative

The safest/friendliest drivers are often women.

The most/least frequent cause of accidents is speed.

– Comparative phrase: the … the …

The older you get the more careful you become.

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Adverbs

– Comparative

Young men drive much/a lot/(far) more/less safely than older men.

Men don’t drive as safely/well/badly/fast as women.

– Superlative

Who drives the most/least safely of all of them?

Verbs

should(n’t), ought(n’t) to, had better (not)

You should/ought to phone her now.

You shouldn’t/oughtn’t to fuss.

We‘d better get our skates on.

You‘d better not be late.

Time clauses in the future with

when / as soon as

I’ll show you when they’re ready.

I’ll do it as soon as I can.

Clauses and linkers of contrast, Comparison of adjectives and adverbs, Verbs, Time clauses in the future publicat: 2016-03-25T11:02:10+00:00, actualizat: 2016-03-25T11:02:10+00:00 by Gimnaziu.info

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