Grammar Unit 3:
Comparison of adverbs:
1. Adverbs ending in –ly get more/most in front of them. (more happily – most happily)
2. Adverbs with the same form as adjectives add – er/-est. (fast – faster – fastest)
well better (the) best
badly worse (the) worst
far further (the) furthest
Adverbs of degree:
Adverbs followed by another adverb or by an adjective: quite, really, extremely,
(Extremely rapidly, really quickly, incredibly large).
Surprises and exclamations:
What (a/an) + (adjective) + noun
So + (adjective/adverb)
Such (a/an) + (adjective) + noun
What fun! What a discovery!
It’s so unexpected!
The three of us are having such an amazing time.
Result clauses: so/such … that:
To express consequence or result:
So + (adjective/adverb) + that (It was so
deep that they didn’t expect to see any life)
Such (a/an) + (adjective) + noun + that (It’s been such a exciting dive that I haven’t noticed the time)
will/won’t + infinitive
verb + s/es in third person
am/is/are + present participle (-ing form)
be going to + infinitive
will be + present participle (-ing form)
will have + past participle
give information about future events and to make predictions and decisions at the moment of speaking
talk about schedules and timetables
to talk about fixed arrangements in the near future
to talk about plans and intensions, made before the moment of speaking
to talk about events that will be in progress at a particular time in the future and to talk about future arrangements
to talk about something which will/won’t have finished by a certain time in the future
Every passenger will have a spectacular view.
Our train leaves at 6 pm.
I’m visiting the Kennedy Space Center tomorrow.
I’m going to book a ticket!
2020.. They’ll be working longer.
I’ll be seeing Jenny later, so I can give her your message.
We won’t have got rid of cars.