Lexical/Grammatical Collocations: Patterns and Examples 4

  Benson, Benson, and Ilson (1986) categorized English collocations into two classes: lexical collocations and grammatical collocations (with 7 and 8 types respectively); lexical collocations are made up only of verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs in different possible combinations while grammatical collocations contain words such as verbs, adjectives or nouns combined with a preposition or a ...

Adjectives 1

Adjectives
In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun, giving more information about the noun or pronoun’s definition. Some examples can be seen in the box to the right. Collectively, adjectives form one of the traditional English eight parts of speech, though linguists today distinguish adjectives ...

Too and Enough, So and Such 2

Too and Enough, So and Such
. Too and Enough : Too and Enough are used with adjectives and indicate degree. Here we have provide you the different usages of Too and Enough, So and Such. A. Too means ‘more is necessary or desirable.’ 1. To + adjective / adverb Ex: This jumper’s too big. Can I try a smaller size? 2. ...

How & Where to Use Comparatives & Superlatives?

How & Where to Use Comparatives & Superlatives?
It is a grammatical text which explains how should we use comparatives & superlatives. Also it explain where  we can use them in different situations. 1. To talk about people or things that are different in some way we use : A. Comparatives forms of adjectives/adverbs + than. Ex: I think listing is more difficult ...

Comparative & Superlative Adjectives 2

Comparative & Superlative Adjectives
1. Regular one-syllable adjectives : A. add –er and –est to the adjective : Adjectives: cheap Comparative: cheaper Superlative: the cheapest Other examples: clean, dark, light, short, tall, slow B. add –r and –st to adjectives ending in –e : late later latest Other examples: large, loose, safe, strange, wise C. double the consonant of ...

The Word “Responsibility”

The Word
This articles is contained of some words and idioms related to the word “Responsibility”. In addition to some verbs and adjectives that come with this word in different situations with different meanings. Respond (v): to react to something by taking particular course of action. Example: The government should listen to industry and respond to its ...

Extreme Adjectives 3

Extreme Adjectives
There are different kinds of adjectives in English. In this post we want to tell you the differences between ordinary and extreme adjectives and how to emphasis an ordinary or extreme adjective. Adjectives consist of ordinary and extreme. Ordinary adjectives such as: Example: Cold, hot, furious… Extreme adjectives such as: Example: Freezing (very cold), boiling ...

Collocative Phrases About “Success” 1

You can use these adjectives when you want to describe or use success : Overnight  / big  / impressive success . Remarkable / outstanding /remendous success. Enormous success (Big or huge success ) . Resounding / roaring / howling / marvelous success ( great-enormous & effective success ! ). Limited /qualified / modest success ( ...