Ecce Mock Comments Grammar Mock 6

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Ecce Mock Comments Grammar Mock 6

  1. 1. ECCE MOCK COMMENTS
  2. 2. Embedded questions • Where is the bank? Can you tell me where the bank is? • Why did she buy that book? Do you know why she bought that book? • Is she a good teacher? Do you think (that) she is a good teacher?
  3. 3. I’d rather (would rather) study English than (study) French. If the verb is the same, it usually is not repeated after than. Would rather expresses PREFERENCE. The base form of the verb follows both would rather and than. I’d rather not tell you my age. The party was okay, but I would rather have gone to the theater last night.
  4. 4. As for – used to refer to something or someone. My mother has never liked the farm. As for my father, he would still be living there. The ECCE exam is given in May. As for the ECPE, you can take it in November in Brazil. Besides = in addition to (used to add) and used as a preposition (followed by an object, not a clause). Besides Cléa, Cláudia will also be an examiner for the ECCE this year.
  5. 5. VERB PATTERNS: AFFORD (CAN AFFORD) – to have enough money to buy or pay for something.1) I can’t afford to buy a new car. 2) Do you think we can afford a computer now? Hope (to do something) :1) I hope to see you all doing the exam next week. 2) + clause : I hope (that) you feel better soon.
  6. 6. REMEMBER SOME COMMON PHRASES: “ Is Mary coming next week?” “I hope so”. “Do you think it’s going to rain?” “ I hope not!.” BUT... “Are they sending us the email soon?” “I think so.” “Have they finished their reports yet?” “ I don’t think so.
  7. 7. CONDITIONALS: 1) If you study hard, you pass this exam. (Zero Conditional – Do X and Y happens as a natural consequence). 2) If you study hard, you will pass this exam. (Talking about a very likely situation in the future. If you do X, Y will (certainly happen). It’s a real situation 3) If you studied hard, you would pass this exam. (Unreal situation in the present. If you studied = You don’t studyand so it’s very unlikely that you pass this exam.
  8. 8. If you had studied hard, you would have passed this exam. (Unreal about the past. If you had studied = You didn’t study and consequently you didn’t pass the exam. It’s impossible to change this situation as the exam is over.

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