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Verbs of movement

Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris – Return of the Grievous Angel Level: B1 (Intermediate) – American English Gram Parsons and Emmylou […]

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English Phrasal Verb – Come true

Phrasal Verb come true Definition to become reality Examples My dream has finally come true: I’m going to live in America! “I remembered something you once told me and I’ll be damned if it did not come true” Gram Parsons, Return of a Grievous Angel Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British / International […]

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Verbs of movement

Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris – Return of the Grievous Angel Level: B1 (Intermediate) – American English Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris sing about travelling around America on 20,000 roads all of which lead back home. In this exercise there are some common, and some less well-known, verbs of movement.  See also: Prepositions after verbs of movement

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Subject and Object Pronouns

I love you

The subject pronoun goes before the verb. The object pronoun goes after the verb or after a preposition. Examples: I love you. She plays tennis with him. This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie, This land is your land) Subject pronoun Verb Object Pronoun 1st person singular 2nd person singular 3rd person sing. (m) 3rd person sing. […]

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Time Expressions

Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

Look at the following time expressions to talk about time periods in the present, past and future: Present Past Future today yesterday tomorrow this morning yesterday morning tomorrow morning this afternoon yesterday afternoon tomorrow afternoon this evening yesterday evening tomorrow evening tonight last night tomorrow night this week last week next week this month last month next month this year […]

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Relative clauses

She is the girl. She goes to my school.

Relative clauses allow us to give further information about something in the same sentence. For example instead of saying She is the girl. She goes to my school. which doesn’t sound very natural, we can say She is the girl who goes to the same school as me. Defining relative clauses When the information contained in the sentence is essential […]

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Relative pronouns

This is John. He lives here.

We use relative pronouns to join two pieces of information together. It replaces the noun. So instead of repeating the noun This is John. He lives here. we can use a relative pronoun to link the two sentences together This is John who lives here. We use who for people: She is the girl who lives next door to my […]

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Stative verbs list

Here is a comprehensive list of Stative verbs: to adore to fit to please to agree to hate to possess to appear (seem) to have (possession) to promise to appreciate to hear to realise to be to imagine to recognize to believe to include to remember to belong to to involve to resemble to concern to know to satisfy to […]

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Stative verbs

Stative verbs are verbs with no continuous form. They generally refer to the following groups of verbs: 1. Possession I have brown hair (not I’m having a brown hair). I own a car (not I’m owning a car). This computer belongs to John (not this computer is belonging to John). He possesses at least four houses (not he is possessing […]

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