Element USE: TIME
SubCat adverbs as modifiers
Lexical Range 1
Level A2
Cando Can use a limited range of adverbs ('yesterday', 'just', 'now', 'already',) to refer to the timing of an event.
Corrected Learner Example Yesterday I went shopping. (Hungary; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Hungarian; Pass)

I've just seen your mail. (France; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; French; Pass)

I am working very hard now because I want to earn some money. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

[talking about a film] I've already seen it. (Brazil; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2003; Portuguese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments 'Yesterday' is at A1 in the EVP. While there is evidence of use of 'yesterday' at A1, there are only 10 hits in the CLC for 'yesterday' at A1 in comparison with 8655 at A2. While students might recognise it at A1 it may be that exam tasks at A1 are not encouraging use of it.

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