Element FORM: 'BE' + COMPLEMENT
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat linking
Lexical Range N/A
Level A1
Cando Can use linking verb 'be' with complements.
Corrected Learner Example Because today is my birthday. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2008; Mandarin; Pass)

Martin is from Poland. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2006; Polish; Pass)

My house is very clean. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Bengali; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example Because today is my birthday. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2008; Mandarin; Pass)

Martin is from Poland. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2006; Polish; Pass)

My house is very clean. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Bengali; Pass)
Comments At A1 the following types of complements are used: noun phrase, prepositional phrase, adjective phrase.

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