Grammar Patterns

Graded and ungraded adjectives

The 'former' group

These adjectives indicate the time, duration, or frequency of something.
His daily fitness regime of running 4km, swimming 1km, and doing 30 push-ups would put many people half his age in the back of an ambulance.
The President has made the surprise appointment of a former political rival as his Prime Minister.
I have a lot more friends here than when I was at my old school.
After four years of working on and off doing temporary jobs, she wanted to study for a business degree.
  • annual
  • constant
  • contemporary
  • current
  • daily
  • final
  • former
  • future
  • immediate
  • initial
  • interim
  • last
  • monthly
  • old
  • original
  • past
  • permanent
  • potential
  • present
  • previous
  • regular
  • subsequent
  • temporary
  • traditional
  • weekly
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