Conditional sentences consist of two or more clauses. One of the clauses is the "if clause" and the other is the "main clause". Both if clause and main clause are usually in Present Simple Tense. If I can't sleep -------------- I listen to the radio. -------if clause --------------------- main clause------ The zero conditional is used … Continue reading Zero Conditional
To take time off – to be absent from work, at home, or on vacation.Ex: I’m going to take a few days off to visit my parents. To take a vacation – to take time away from work, especially when you travel from pleasure.Ex: I’m taking my vacation next month. We’re going to Greece. To take a sabbatical – … Continue reading Time – off Expressions
Bear/keep in mind - remember, don't forget.Ex: Keep in mind that I'm not helping you any longer. From now on, you're on your own! Be in two minds - unable to decide.Ex: I'm in two minds about the job offer. Be open-minded - willing to consider different ideas.Ex: You can talk to me about anything. … Continue reading 10 Expressions with "Mind"
Most commonly used relative pronouns are who, which, that, whose, when and where. We normally use who for people and some pet animals and which for things. We can use that instead of who or which. The woman who (that) gave me the letter. She gave me the letter which (that) was red. This is the computer which (that) costs a lot of money. Is this the person … Continue reading Relative Pronouns
An adverb is a word that gives more information about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or even an entire sentence. It can be one word or an adverbial phrase: Emma loved her son deeply. Emma loved her son with all her heart. They describe: how an action is done (adverbs of manner): She pushed him gently. Where … Continue reading Order of Adverbs
Here are some collocations with the word "hope" to help you adopt natural English expressions as well as build up your vocabulary: Real / sincere hope It is my sincere hope their marriage will be a happy one. High hopes High hopes of his parents were not realized. False hope Don't give him false hope. … Continue reading Collocations with the Word "Hope"
English learners sometimes get confused about the usage of these two verbs because it's not always easy to decide which one to use. Therefore, we need to be very careful when we use them. We can say that take means to hold or pick something, while get has meanings: obtain, reach, arrive. Besides, both verbs … Continue reading GET vs TAKE
There is a lot of confusion about the prepositions AT, IN, ON related to place. The prepositions IN, ON, AT can be used to locate something. Here are some explanations altogether with example sentences. AT AT is used to describe the position of something at a particular place. Examples: at the bus (railway) station, airport … Continue reading Prepositions of Place – AT, IN, ON
Compound adjectives are adjectives with two or more words and a hyphen between them. We form them by combining an adjective or number with a noun plus -ED. For example: A woman with blond hair = blond-haired woman. An animal with four legs = four-legged animal. Now, try and make compound adjectives with -ed endings … Continue reading Compound Adjectives with -ED Endings
Here is a good opportunity to learn some phrasal verbs with the verb "draw". DRAW IN - days become shorter as autumn is coming.Ex: It's much colder and the days are drawing in. DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING - begin using a supply. Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw … Continue reading 9 phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”