Grammar and Structures List for the Pre-Intermediate Level Examination
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|Grammar & Structures||What are they used for?||Some examples|
|GP 25: The Passive voice||Talking about a process. Omitting the active subject.||The best computer games are made in Japan.
The new church was built last year.
|GP 26: The second conditional - if / past tense + would /non finite verb||Talking about hypothetical situations.||If I worked harder, I would get higher marks.
If I won some money, I would buy a new car.
|GP 5b: Present perfect continuous||Expressing unfinished or recently completed actions.||How long have you been living in London?|
|GP 27: The gerund after certain verbs||I enjoy learning English.
I hate eating spaghetti.
|GP 28: Phrasal Verbs||Prepositions as used in some very common phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases.||You must put on a hat if you go out in the sun.
I am very fond of my pets.
|GP 13: Adverbs|
|For and since More adverbs of frequency, manner, time or degree.||Expressing time periods from a point in the past, relating them to the present.Describing how often, when, how, and how much people do something.||I have lived in this house for five years.
I haven't swum in the sea since last summer.
I'm still here.
He's already finished.
That bird rarely visits Britain.
|GP 29: Concurrence|
|Neither do I/so do I||Expressing concurrence with a positive or a negative statement.||I don't like playing computer games. Neither do I.
I like eating chocolate.So do I.
I don't like cabbage and neither does my sister.
Jane loves chocolate and so do her friends.