Presentation on theme: " Use of THE THING/SOMETHING or THE PERSON /SOMEONE: › The thing (that) I like about him is his honesty. › One person (who) I can’t understand is the."— Presentation transcript:
Use of THE THING/SOMETHING or THE PERSON /SOMEONE: › The thing (that) I like about him is his honesty. › One person (who) I can’t understand is the Prime Minister Use of THE ONLY or ALL: › The only thing that interests me is your happiness. › All (that) I want is your happiness.
Use of WHAT instead of THE THING THAT: › What I really liked was the climate. › The climate was what I really liked, Use of BE plus INFINITIVE CLAUSE › What we often do on cold, dark winter nights is light a big fire. Use of impersonal IT plus BE › It was you that created this problem, not me.
Emphasising of the subject or the object of the sentence: › My brother cut down the apple tree. › It was my brother who cut down the apple tree.(not someone else) › It was the apple tree that my brother cut down. (not another tree)
Use of SO and SUCH › He’s such a nice man! Use of exaggerated lexis › We’re starving! Use of intensifying adverbs › She’s absolutely wonderful. Use of a simile › You’re as cold as ice!
Use of ON EARTH, after a question word › Why on earth did you say that? Use of inversion after a negative adverbial › Under no circumstances would he agree to that. Use of inversion after a restrincting adverbal › Little did she guess what would happen next.
Stressing auxiliary verbs › I will finish this race, or I’ll die trying. › I am going to tell him. I promise. › I don’t think she’s coming.-She is coming. I know for a fact. Use of DO and DID as stressed auxiliaries. › I do enjoy a good detective novel! › You did get permission for this, didn’t you?