By Donna Wong
This Irish-language direction is directed at rookies whose first language is English and especially these dwelling overseas and others who've had no publicity to the Irish language within the Irish academic method. the reasons and instructing notes are all in English and the path is appropriate for whole rookies all through to intermediate point. The references and examples mentioned advisor newcomers throughout the numerous dictionaries, grammars, dialects, and varieties that they come upon during their stories.
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2 Much as I approve of her enthusiasm, I’m worried she’ll overdo her weight training. 3 He doesn’t all the same know what he’s talking about. 4 She would love the opportunity, although it seems unlikely at the moment. 5 There are no grants available. Nevertheless, you may be awarded a scholarship. 6 My first reaction was one of distaste, yet there was an element of humour in the situation. 7 Despite his extended illness, he managed to complete his doctoral dissertation. 8 Quiet this spot seems now though, you ought to see it when the tourists are here in August!
4 There is very little that escapes the senior partner’s eagle eye. 5 He’ll be playing with the same racquet, with which he always plays. 6 Next Tuesday I’ll have to visit the dentist again which I detest. In non-defining clauses, determiners like some, all, neither, none, (a) few, (a) little, both, most, much and several, superlatives and expressions of quantity can be used with of whom (for people) and of which (for things): • They'll introduce you to a lot of people, most of whom you'll forget immediately.
12 ________ by the mess, the residents set to work to clear it up before it became a health hazard. 42 U nit The main linking words expressing result are therefore, consequently, as a result, (and) so, so that, so ... that, such ... that, enough, and to o ... (for someone) to + infinitive. As a result of comes before a noun or gerund. Such can be used with a noun, or an adjective + noun: • It was such a nice day/such nice weather that we went out. • It was such a surprise for Percy! So ... that is used with an adjective or adverb, and also with much, little, many, few + noun: • He talks so fast that you can't understand him.