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Here are some common prepositional phrases, also known as Collocations with prepositions.

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VOCABULARY – Common Abbreviations

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Here are some of the more common ones: Mr. – MisterMrs. – MissusMs. – Miss [mizz]jr. – JuniorDr. – DoctorBlvd. – BoulevardRd. – RoadDr. – DriveSt. – StreetAve. – AvenueLn. – Lanemph – miles per hourCorp. – CorporationInc. – IncorporatedLtd. – Limited

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GRAMMAR – Subjunctive

The subjunctive mood usually uses the base form of the verb in the ‘that clause’, but the verb to be is a special case. The subjunctive is used after certain expressions that contain an order, a request, a hypothetical, or a wish. It is recommended that she write a speech for the graduation.It is necessary …

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GRAMMAR – Past forms of Irregular Verbs

The difference between a regular and an irregular verb is the formation of the simple past and past participle. Regular verbs are consistent—the simple past ends in ed as does the past participle. BUT, the simple past and past participle of irregular verbs can end in a variety of ways, with no consistent pattern. Here …

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GRAMMAR – Collocations with MAKE & DO

Collocations are words that go together naturally in English.Learning collocations is essential for making your English sound fluent and natural! LET’S LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKE & DO:Use DO for actions, obligations, and repetitive tasks.Use MAKE for creating or producing something, and for actions you choose to do. DO generally refers to the action …

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GRAMMAR – Adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency describe how often something occurs 100% – always – I always come to work on time.~90% – usually – I usually wake up before 7 am.~80% – normally – I normally have breakfast at home.~80% – generally – I generally walk to work.~70% – often – I often have lunch near my …

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By is often used with forms of communication and transportation:by car, by plane, by phone, by express mail (‘Note: If the noun is plural or is preceded by a determiner, the preposition in or on must be used: in cars, on a boat, on tbe telepbone, in a taxi.) By is also used with gerunds …

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GRAMMAR – Comparing Things

To compare two things, we use what is called a COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVE to what is different between the two things. We do this by modifying the adjective of the characteristic that is different. Here are the rules for this:For adjectives of one syllable:You add ‘ER’Examples:smart – smartERyoung – youngERfast – fastER For adjectives of one …

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