Other ways to say “however”

Don’t you agree that “however” is a bit overused word? Well, here are some adequate alternatives:

After all

All the same

Albeit

Alternatively

Although

Anyhow

At any rate

Be that as it may

But

By way of contrast

Conversely

Despite that

Even so

For all that

In contrast

In whatever way

Having said that

In spite of

Meanwhile

Nonetheless

Notwithstanding

On the contrary

On the other hand

Otherwise

Per contra

Regardless

Still

Still and all

Then again

That being said

Though

Whatever

Whatsoever

Whereas

Without regard to

Yet

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Expressions with “change”

Big / significant / considerable / revolutionary / drastic / important / major, radical change
Mobile phones have undergone a revolutionary change in the past decade.
Complete / systematic / minor / long-term / short-term / sudden / gradual / seasonal change
Gradual changes will bring more stability to the company.
Climate change
The effects of climate change include more frequent droughts and wildfires.
Bring about change
The only way to bring about changes in the company is to employ new people.
A change for the better / worse
I believe that this year will bring a change for the better.
A change of heart / mind
UK Brexit change of mind appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
Change clothes / shoes
I’m all wet. I’ll change my clothes.
Change trains / planes
We changed trains in Budapest.
Change the subject
I don’t want to talk about it any more. Can we change the subject?
Change jobs
I think you should change jobs.
Change one’s tune
He was against the project, but he changed his tune when he realized how much money it could bring.
Change your mind
At first, I didn’t want to go to the party, but then I changed my mind.
Change your ways
If he wants to stay and work in this company, he’ll have to change his ways.
Change of scene
You need a change of scene. Why don’t you go away for the weekend?

Latin Abbreviations in English

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Latin abbreviations use in English. There are many of them but I’ll try to explain most frequently used ones.

e.g. (exampli gratia)

We use “e.g.” for giving specific examples.

Ex:  I feel like eating something sweet, e.g. ice cream.

i.e. (id est)

This abbreviation is used to explain something clearer.

Ex:  Schools usually don’t work in the summertime, i.e. in July and August.

P.S. (post scriptum)

We add „P.S“. at the end of a letter when we want to write something more.

Ex: P.S. Best wishes to your family.

vs (versus)

This abbreviation basically means „against“. It is used to oppose two different things in competition.

Ex:  The New York’s Knicks vs Chicago Bulls.

cf. (confer)

You can normally see this in a book when the author wants to mention another source that tells about something. It means “refer to…“ or “compare“

Ex: Summer is a great time for outdoor activities (cf. John Smith for various types of summer pastimes).

etc. (et cetera)

This Latin abbreviation is used at the end of a list to show that there are more things included in the list but you don’t want to mention them.

Ex: We often see snails, bugs, birds, etc. in our garden.

et al (et alia)

“et al” usually comes right after a name and it means “and others.” It is used when there are too many names to list, but you still want to give credit to everybody.

Ex:   The method is explained in the work of Johnson et al.

 

Phrasal Verbs with ‘Go’

Here are several mostly used phrasal verbs starting with the verb ‘go’.

GO BY – pass.

She was sitting and watching the people go by.

GO BACK – return.

I’m going back in two weeks.

GO OFF – no longer fresh.

The strawberries have gone off.

GO DOWN – go to a lower position.

He went down on his knees and asked her to marry him.

GO THROUGH – accept officially.

We hope the new recycling law will go through.

GO OUT – go outdoors.

We’re going out for dinner.

GO ON – continue.

Show must go on.

GO FOR – choose.

I’ll go for the cheaper seat.

GO ALONG – support or agree.

Milly has accepted and Rob will probably go along with the idea.

 

 

Vocabulary: Words related to WORK

In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences:

WORKFORCE, n. – all the people who work for a company.

Ex: Our company is cutting its workforce.

ADVISER, n. – someone whose job is to give advice about a subject.

Ex: You should talk to a financial adviser before you invest your money.

DISMISSAL, n. – the situation in which an employer officially makes someone leave their job.

Ex: The workers are claiming compensation for their dismissals.

OVERLOAD, n. – to give someone more work than they can deal with.

Ex: Work overload causes stress.

RECRUIT, v. – to find new people to work for the company.

Ex: We are having difficulty recruiting enough staff during high season.

SKELETON STAFF, n. – the smallest number of people needed for a business or organization to operate.

Ex: There was only skeleton staff on duty for the New Year’s Eve.

TRAINEE, n. – a person who is being trained for a particular job.

Ex: I got a job of a trainee chef in that new restaurant.

VACANCY, n. – a job available for someone new to do.

Ex: There are couple of vacancies in that company.

LEAVE, n. – time allowed away from work for a holiday or illness.

Ex: Tom will be on sick leave till Friday.

LABOUR, v. – work hard.

Ex: They laboured all day in the factory.

UNPROFESSIONAL, adj. – not showing the behaviour or skill acceptable in a particular profession.

Ex: I believe Jane was fired for her unprofessional manners.

TIME expressions

A while back / a while ago

About time

After a while

Ahead of time

All along / all the while

All day long

At all times

At that point / moment

At times / sometimes

At the same time

At the worst possible time

Every now and then / from time to time

Every so often / once in a while

From now on / from this day forward

From way back

To have a hard time

Have all the time in the world

In no time

It can wait

It’s a matter of time

Once and for all

Run out of time

Day after day /day by day

At last

At one time

For good

High time

In old days

In the meantime

Long ago

No longer

So far

Take time

Time out