D-12.10 Use Positive, Comparative, & Superlative Degrees of Adjectives & Adverbs in Clause / Sentence Patterns & Contexts
D APPLY GRAMMAR
Lessons 31-40: Adjectives & Adverbs of Chapter 4 (“Business & Work”) of WorkLife English Grammar 6: Issues & Answers, pages 65-81
Who It’s For:Teachers, Helpers, & Learners at (High) Intermediate through Advanced Levels of Grammatical Proficiency & Style & Beyond
Why It’s Useful: Grammatical Topics related to Adjectives & Adverbs include “Adjectives in Noun Phrases, after Linking Verbs, as Object Complements, and After Nouns/Pronouns.” There are also “Positive Forms inas. . . asPhrasing and in Double Comparatives,” “Comparative & Superlative Forms,” and “Adjective Clauses as Subjects, Objects, or Adverbs.” Competency-based Subject Matter is all business- or work-related: Describing Jobs & Workers, (Success in) Job Interviews, Matching Personality with Jobs, (Improving) Job Hunt Techniques, Facts & Statistics, Career Choices, Classified Ads, Job “Handicaps,” and so on. They all come together here.
What You’ll Do:
 As you peruse the page 64 Chapter Opener, notice the variety of grammatical terms for forms or patterns relevant to “Adjectives & Adverbs.” Note how the ten Lesson Contexts in which they occur all relate to “Business & Work.”
 In Lesson 31, apply the “Order of Adjectives in Noun/Pronoun Phrases” to describe positions, businesses, employees, skills, interests, workers, and yourself in regard to jobs. (Use given and your own vocabulary.) In L32, (ask and) answer questions about “Job Interviews” with “Adjectives After Linking Verbs.” In Exercises of L33, finish statements and answer questions about “Successful Interviews” and your own views—by completing certain verbs with adjective complements after noun objects. L34 also uses adjectives/adverbs in the positive degree—to express (in)equality with as+ Adjective/Adverb + as. Comparative forms are covered in L35; Double Comparatives (the...the), in L36; Superlatives, in L36.
 The Chapter ends with three Lessons 38-40, considered advanced because they address “Adjective Clauses.” These cover Relative Pronouns Who(m), Which, That+ Relative Adverbs Where, When; Clauses That Function as Subjects vs. Objects vs. Adverbs; and “Reduced” Clauses (“Adjectives after Nouns & Pronouns”).