Element FORM: WITH 'VERY'
SuperCat ADJECTIVES
SubCat modifying
Lexical Range N/A
Level A1
Cando Can use 'very' with a limited range of common gradable adjectives.
Corrected Learner Example I like Croydon because it's very quiet and very nice. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; Farsi)

My neighbours are very friendly. (A1; Slovak)
Uncorrected Learner Example I like Croydon because it's very quiet and very nice. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2007; Farsi; Pass)

My neighbours are very friendly and we have go sometimes a small party thire. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2007; Slovak; Pass)
Comments There are examples using 'really' and 'so' but frequency is low, particularly in comparison with NS use. Also there are examples of attributive use (after the noun) but very low frequency and with many errors. .

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