Advanced Grammar Structures for IELTS (Get Band 7.0+)
Useful Grammar Structures for IELTS Writing and IELTS Speaking to Get Band 7.0+
1. So + adjective + to be + Subject + that Clause
So + adv + auxiliary verb + S + main verb + O + that Clause
- So terrible was the storm that a lot of houses were swept away.
- So beautifully did he play the guitar that all the audience appreciated him.
2. Then comes/come + Subject, as + Clause
- Then came a divorce, as they had a routine.
3. May + Subject + Verb
- May I apologize at once for the misspelling of your surname in the letter from my assistant, Miss Dowdy.
- May you all have happiness and luck.
4. It is no + Comparative Adjective + than + V-ing
- For me it is no more difficult than saying “I love you”.
5. Subject + Verb + far more +….than + N
- The material world greatly influences far more young people than old people.
6. Subject + love/like/wish + nothing more than to be + adj/past participle
- We wish nothing more than to be equally respected.
7. Subject 1 + is/are just like + Subject 2 +was/were
8. Subject 1 + is/are + the same + as + Subject 2 + was/were
- My daughter is just like her mother was 35 years ago when she was my classmate at Harvard University.
- She is the same as she was.
9. It is (not always) thought + adj + Noun phrase
- It is not always thought essential that Miss world must have the great appearance.
10. As + Verb Participle /can be seen, Subject + Verb
- As spoken above, we are short of capital.
- As can be seen, a new school is going to be built on this site.
11. S + point(s)/ pointed out (to be) + that Clause
- She point out that he was wrong.
12. It is/was evident to someone + that Clause
- It was evident to them that someone gave him a hand to finish it.
13. What + Subject + Verb + is/was + (that) + Subject + Verb +….
- What was said was (that) she had to leave.
- What I want you to do is that you take more care of yourself.
14. Noun + Is + what + sth + is all about
- Entertainment is what football is all about.
15. Subject + to be (just) + what Subject + Verb
- It was just what I wanted.
- You are what God brings into my life.
16. Verb-ing +sth + to be + Adjective – if not impossible
- Travelling alone into a jungle is adventurous – if not impossible.
17. There + to be + no + Noun + nor + Noun
- There is no food nor water
18. There isn’t/wasn’t time to Verb / to be + Adjective
- There wasn’t time to identify what is was.
19. Subject + may + put on a + Adjective + front but inside + Subject + Adjective
- You may put on a brave front but inside you are fearful and anxious.
20. Subject + see oneself + V-ing
- You can see yourself riding a cable-car in San Francisco.
To get more useful structures to be well-prepared for the IELTS exam, you can Download English Grammar in Use published by Cambridge.
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