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    Substitution tables

    What are substitution tables for comparative and superlative adjectives

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    Re: Substitution tables

    "A substitution table is built on a given sentence pattern. It consists of several text columns, each one of which is formed by words that can play the same role within the sentence. The student should go through all the possible combinations to get acquainted with the idiosyncrasies of each item:

    The happy broom takes the animals
    A(n) black footstep cleans a(n) postcard
    My pregnant neighbor breaks my speaker
    Your gorgeous lollipop throws your book
    Our heavy bird makes our apple-pie"

    Strange, eh? But I suppose you could make the same kind of table with comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.


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