Element FORM/USE: ADVERBS, STANCE
SuperCat DISCOURSE MARKERS
SubCat discourse markers in writing
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use adverbs as discourse markers to indicate an attitude or viewpoint.
Corrected Learner Example Unfortunately, they filmed only the building and the garden, not the students! (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

Actually, I do not have much time to watch television. (Malaysia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2007; Chinese; Pass)

Surprisingly, the suitcase was Lucy's. (Iran; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Farsi; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments There is evidence of this use at A2 but more convincing at B1.

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