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English Grammar - Comparisons & Word Order (Intermediate level)

English
Free Course

Learn about word order and comparative forms: words, phrases and sentences.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
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In this course you will learn about word order and comparative forms; using suffixes for one syllable and two syllable words; using the form 'more + adjective'; using 'more' with adverbs such as: quietly, slowly etc., to describe actions.

The course explains how, in English, we use certain words and phrases in comparative forms to emphasize the extent or level of something, and we repeat comparatives to emphasize and exaggerate points. We also use 'the' with comparative words and phrases, especially for zero conditional statements and idioms. In English, the object normally follows the verb in sentences. 'Place' usually comes after the verb and if the verb has an object, 'place' comes after the verb and the object.

You will study presentations, listen to native speakers and complete test questions to help you learn. This course will be of interest to learners who want to improve their English grammar, listening and speaking skills.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe proper word order and use it in sentences.
  • Explain how comparative words and phrases are formed and use them in sentences.
  • Use the definite article in zero conditional statements and idioms.
  • Explain how adjectives and adverbs are used in comparative forms.
  • Describe how prefixes and suffixes are formed and be able to use them with words of one syllable or more.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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