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Adjectives + To Infinitives

Some adjectives can be followed by the to-infinitive form of verbs to express feelings or reactions.

Adjectives used only in Attributive Position

Some adjectives are only used in the attributive position.

Adjectives used only in Predicative Position

Some adjectives are only used in the predicative position.

Adverbial Subordinate Clauses

Adverbial subordinate clauses are word combinations that act like an adverb. They are dependent clauses.

Adverbs of Degree: Intensifiers

Adverbs of degree or intensifiers provide information about the intensity of an action or adjective.

All vs Every vs Each

All, every and each are words used to make generalizations.

Another vs Other vs The other

Another, other and the other look similar but they have differences in meaning.

Attributive and Predicative Adjectives

Adjectives can be attributive or predicative, depending on their position.

Auxiliary use of Need

The verb need is both an ordinary verb and an auxiliary-modal verb.

Auxiliary Verbs

An auxiliary verb is a helping verb that has no meaning on its own but gives functional and grammatical...

Before as Conjunction

Before is used as a conjunction to refer to the order of actions in a sentence.

Cause and Effect Conjunctions

Cause and effect conjunctions are used to introduce clauses with the purpose to express the concept of cause and...

Clauses of Purpose

Expressions of purpose link two clauses expressing purpose and reason.

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns refer to a noun describing groups of two or more people, animals or things.

Comparative Correlative Clause: The… the

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs are used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities between...

Compound Nouns for Jobs

A compound noun is a noun formed by two or more existing words which are combined to create a...

Concessive Clauses – 1

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main...

Concessive Clauses – 2

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main...

Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that function as a link between different clauses or elements in sentences.We use conjuctions for: alternatives,...

Correlative Conjunctions – Part 1

Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions that come in pairs.

Correlative Conjunctions – Part 2

Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions that come in pairs.

Degree Modifiers with Superlatives

Superlative adjectives/adverbs are determiners used to make a comparison between things, people or actions, expressing the superiority of one...

Do: Auxiliary verb

Do as an auxiliary verb is used to form the negative and interrogative sentences of other verbs, as well...

Each other and One other

We use the reciprocal pronouns each other and one other to refer to subjects that are related.

Ellipsis

Ellipsis takes place when we omit words to avoid repetitions or when the meaning can be understood without them.

Exclamatory Sentences

Exclamatory sentences are used to express strong feelings (anger, surprise, pain, pleasure…).

Future Continuous

The future continuous tense is used to talk about actions that will be in progress in the future.

Generic Pronoun You

The generic subject pronoun you does not refer to any person in particular, but to all people in general.

Gerunds as Complements

The gerund is a verb that functions as a noun referring to an action, a process or a state.We...

Gerunds as Object

The gerund is a verb that functions as a noun referring to an action, a process or a state.We...

Gerunds as Subjects

The gerund is a verb that functions as a noun referring to an action, a process or a state.We...

Gerunds vs Present Participles

The gerund is a verb that functions as a noun referring to an action, a process or a state.The...

Have: Auxiliary verb

Have as an auxiliary verb is used to form the present and past perfect tense in all of their...

Inanimate Possessive Case in Time Phrases

The possessive case is used to talk about things that belong to a person, an animal or a thing.We...

Indefinite Pronouns

Pronouns are words used to avoid the repetition of a noun.An indefinite pronoun does not refer to any specific...

Independent and Dependent Clauses

An independent clause is a group of words with a complete meaning, while a dependent clause is a group...

Indirect Closed Questions

We usually put indirect closed questions in the yes/no form.

Indirect Questions

Indirect questions are used in formal situations where we may need to ask something from someone we don’t know...

Irregular Plural Nouns: Borrowings

Borrowings or loanwords are some words whose origins come from other languages (source languages). So, some nouns don’t follow...

May and Might: Modals of Possibility

The verbs may/might belong to the group of modal auxiliary verbs.They are used to talk about the possibility of...

Modals May and Might in the Past

The verbs may/might belong to the group of modal auxiliary verbs.When a situation had the possibility to happen in...

Modifiers of Comparisons

We can modify adjectives and adverbs in comparative forms in order to intensify the degree of certain words and...

Must and Cannot: Modals of Deduction

Must and cannot are modal verbs that can be used even to express deductions.

No vs Not

No and not convey a negative meaning for clauses, words and expressions.

Non-Gradable Adjectives

Non-gradable adjectives cannot vary in intensity or grade.

Omission of Articles

Omission of articles are allowed in some cases.

Omission of Relative Pronouns

Relative pronouns can be omitted when they are not the subject of the clause.

Order of Adjectives

Adjectives are determiners that modify or describe a person or a thing.When we have more than one adjective, we...

Passive Structure

The passive form expresses the idea of something or someone receiving an action or experiencing a particular event or...