A Practical English Grammar by A. J. Thomson

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It can also, in formal English, be placed at the beginning of a sentence and is then followed by an inverted verb: Nowhere will you find better roses than these. ) C here, there can be followed by be/come/go + noun subject: Here's Tom. There's Ann. Here comes the train. There goes our bus. here and there used as above carry more stress than here/there placed after the verb. There is also usually a difference in meaning. Tom is here means he is in this room/building/town etc. But Here's Tom implies that he has just appeared or that we have just found him.

D be ashamed to take his money. ) I'm sorry to say that we have no news. or by a that-clause: I'm ashamed that I've nothing better to offer you. She's afraid (that) he won't believe her. (fear) I'm afraid (that) we have no news. (regret) I'm sorry (that) you can't come. (For the difference in meaning between these three constructions, see 271. ) C anxious (about), anxious + infinitive, anxious that anxious (+ about + noun/pronoun) means worried: I'm anxious (about Tom). His plane is overdue. be anxious (+ for + noun/pronoun) + infinitive = 'to desire/to wish': I'm very anxious (for him) to see the Carnival.

I was conscious the whole time. A Practical English Grammar 31 4 Adverbs 28 Kinds of adverbs Manner: bravely, fast, happily, hard, quickly, well (see 35) Place: by, down, here, near, there, up (36) Time: now, soon. still, then, today, yet (37) Frequency: always, never, occasionally, often, twice (38) Sentence: certainly, definitely, luckily, surely (40) Degree: fairly, hardly, rather, quite, too, very (41) Interrogative: when? where? why? (60) Relative: when, where, why (75 E) Form and use 29 The formation of adverbs with ly A Many adverbs of manner and some adverbs of degree are formed by adding ly to the corresponding adjectives: grave, gravely immediate, immediately slow, slowly Spelling notes (a) A final y changes to i: happy, happily.

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