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some references to use adjectives with chilean footballers

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    • Unit 68: Adjectives Adjectives describe nouns. We separate them with a comma: A handsome, young, French student. When there is more than one adjective we place them in this order: Value – size – age – shape – colour – nationality – material – noun
      • Value: wondeful, valuable
      • Size: large, small, tall
      • Age: new, young, antique
      • Shape: square, round
      • Colour: yellow, blue
      • Nationality: French, Chilean
      • Material: brick, plastic
      • Noun: house, student
    • Unit 73: Adverbs of frequency
      • Some adverbs answer the question: how often / how frequently?
      • 100%: always
      • 90%: usually
      • 80%: normally/ generally
      • 70%: often / frequently
      • 30%:sometimes / occasionally
      • 10%: seldom / rarely
      • 5%: hardly ever
      • 0%: never
    • Position of adverbs:
      • After the verb be: she’s usually at home
      • Before the main verb: He often travels by bus
      • Between the auxiliary verb (has have, will, must, can, may, etc.) and the main verb:
      • he must often work late.
    • Use of adverbs:
      • We use never and hardly ever with a positive verb not with a negative verb:
      • I have never met Alexis Sánchez
      • We use ever in questions and in negative sentences:
      • Have you ever been with Matías González?
      • We can use every day, every week, once a month to answer the question ‘how often?’ They go at the end of the sentence: I visit Gary twice a year.
      • We can also place: sometimes, occasionally, normally, usually, often, frequently, everyday, once a month at the beggining of the sentence:
      • Sometimes, I dream of being a footballer…
    • Unit 74: Comparative of adjectives
      • How to form comparatives?
      • adjectives of one syllable, add er: old – older
      • But if the adjective ends in –e we add only –r : late – later
      • If the adjective ends in a vowel sandwich(cons/vow/cons) we double the final consonant: big - bigger
      • With adjectives of two or more syllables, we use more before the adjective: more beautiful
      • But some adjectives are irregular:
      • good – better
      • bad – worse
      • far – further / farther
      • many/much – more
      • little – less
      • We often use elder for brothers and sisters: Margaret is my elder sister
      • We use a comparative adjective + than + the second item to compare two people, animals or groups or things:
      • The shops are more expensive in London than in Talca
      • If we use a personal pronoun after than, we use the object pronoun: Mark is quicker than me.
      • Less is the opposite of more. We use it with an adjective to compate two people, animals, things or groups: The English are less friendly than the Chileans
      • We often use comparative adjectives with possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs: His house is larger than mine
      • We can use a bit/a little/slightly/a lot/far/much + a comparative adjective to say how much bigger/better/more beautiful etc. Someone or something is:
      • car A costs $3m. Car B costs $3.2m
      • This car is slightly more expensive than that one
    • Unit 80: adjectives with –ed and –ing
      • We use them to describe the emotion of a person: I was very interested in the match
      • Common –ed and –ing adjectives:
      • How did you feel?
      • Amused
      • Bored
      • Disappointed
      • Embarrassed
      • Fascinated
      • Interested
      • Surprised
      • Thrilled
      • annoyed
      • What was it like?
      • Amusing
      • Boring
      • Disappointing
      • Embarrassing
      • Fascinating
      • Interesting
      • Surprising
      • Thrilling
      • annoying
      • Confused
      • Disgusted
      • Excited
      • Frightened
      • Relaxed
      • Terrified
      • tired
      • Confusing
      • Disgusting
      • Exciting
      • Frightening
      • Relaxing
      • Terrifying
      • tiring
      • We usually use be or feel with –ed adjectives. We often use get with bored/tired:
      • I was fascinated with the game
      • I got bored at the match
    • Let’s practice!
      • http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/alle_grammar.htm