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PRONOUNS quantity B1 FORM: WITH 'OF' + OBJECT PRONOUN
Can use an increasing range of pronouns ('some', 'a few', 'any', 'each') with 'of' followed by an object pronoun.
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PRONOUNS quantity B2 FORM: SUBJECT AND OBJECT PRONOUNS, 'EACH', 'SEVERAL', 'NEITHER', 'ENOUGH'
Can use pronouns 'each', 'either', 'enough', 'neither', 'several' as subject and object pronouns.
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PRONOUNS quantity B2 FORM: WITH 'OF' + OBJECT PRONOUN
Can use a wide range of pronouns ('neither', 'either', 'none') with 'of' followed by an object pronoun.
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PRONOUNS quantity C1 FORM: 'NONE', SUBSTITUTION
Can use pronouns 'none' to substitute for subject and object pronouns. ► pronouns: substitution
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PRONOUNS quantity C1 USE: FORMAL
Can use 'few', 'many', 'most', 'others' to refer to people in formal written contexts, often reports or surveys.
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PRONOUNS quantity C1 FORM: MODIFIED
Can modify 'few' and 'many' with 'very', 'too', 'so' as intensifiers.
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PRONOUNS quantity C1 FORM: RELATIVE PRONOUNS
Can use 'some of', 'many of' to modify relative pronouns in a relative clause.
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PRONOUNS quantity C2 FORM: 'A LOT' AND 'MUCH'
Can use 'a lot' and 'much' as a subject pronouns. ► focus
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PRONOUNS quantity C2 FORM/USE: 'MANY ARE THE' + NOUN, FOR FOCUS
Can form complex noun phrases using an inverted form 'Many' + 'are' + noun phrase, followed by a relative clause, as a focusing device. ► focus
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none A2 FORM: 'ONE'
Can use 'one' as a pronoun to substitute for singular countable nouns which have already been mentioned or are obvious from the context.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none A2 FORM: PRE-MODIFYING
Can use determiners + premodifers + 'one'.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none A2 FORM/USE: POSTMODIFYING, SPECIFYING
Can use 'the one' and 'the' + pre-modifier + 'one' with a complement, to refer to something specific.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM: 'WHICH ONE'
Can use 'one' after 'which' in indirect questions to refer to one of two or more options.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM: 'THIS ONE', 'THAT ONE'
Can use 'this one', 'that one' to refer to a singular countable noun. ► pronouns: demonstratives
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM: 'ONES'
Can use 'ones' as a pronoun to substitute for plural nouns which have already been mentioned or are obvious from the context.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM: PRE-MODIFYING
Can use determiners + premodifers + 'ones'.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM/USE: POSTMODIFYING, SPECIFYING
Can use 'the ones' with a complement, to refer to something specific.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B1 FORM/USE: PREMODIFIER + 'ONES', GENERAL REFERENCE
Can use premodifiers with 'ones', to refer to something in general.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none B2 FORM: 'THESE ONES', 'THOSE ONES'
Can use 'these ones', 'those ones' as a substitute for plural countable nouns which have already been mentioned or are obvious from the context.
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PRONOUNS substitution, one, ones, none C1 FORM: 'NONE'
Can use 'none' as a pronoun. ► determiners: quantity ► pronouns: quantity
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