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Notting Hill Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about '-ing' and '-ed' adjectives and the words 'so' and 'such'.

 Watch the video and then do the tasks. 

Task 1

Language Task

Reorder the words and phrases to make correct sentences.




Task 2

Language Task

Choose the sentences that are correct.




Task 3

Language Task

Complete the sentence with the right question tag.




Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi, Sir...
Is it possible to use "neither subject verb nor subject verb" ?? If so, shouldn't both of the subject and the verb be inverted because there are 'neither' and 'nor' preceding the subject and the verb?

Thank you, sir

Hi Risa warysha,

I'm not completely sure what you mean. Please provide an example sentence and we'll be happy to comment.



The LearnEnglish Team

This is the example:
Neither did he care about his family, nor his older brother visited them (his family).
I'm sorry if the example is not logic or understandable

Hello again Risa warysha,

Thanks for the example. Now I see what you mean.


The sentence isn't grammatical. You need to use neither... nor to refer to similar things with only one change. For example:

He neither cared about his family nor (cared about) his friends. [a change in object]

Neither he nor she cared about their families. [a change in subject]

He neither cared nor thought about his family. [a change in verb]


I hope that clarifies it for you.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you clarify, please, the correct contraction for this sentence: - Not only my friends but also my classmate speaks English. - So or Neither do I? is this sentence considered negative?

Hi Selena,

It's an affirmative sentence, showing that your friends and your classmate do speak English, so the reply would be So do I.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

why (such a horrible thing ) - not ( so a horrible thing )
is not horrible an adjective ?

Hi Adham farea,

The forms here are as follows:


so + adjective without a noun

such + adjective with a noun

Thus we would say:

It is so horrible! (no noun)

It is such a horrible think! (with a noun)


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hi sir,
in a situation can i use me, too and me, neither

Hello arjundixit,

That depends on the situation and what has been said. 'me too' and 'me neither' work similarly to 'so am I' and 'neither do I', which are explained on this Cambridge Dictionary page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team