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)

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.

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.

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: 2018-03-05T14:02:10+00:00, actualizat: 2018-03-05T15:47:13+00:00 by Gimnaziu.info