Category: GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR + Prepositions

Verbs & Prepositions Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. These are called dependent prepositions and they are followed by a noun or a gerund (‘ing’ form). He’s waiting for a bus. For is the dependent preposition for ‘wait’ We can use other prepositions with ‘wait’ – e.g. He waited at …

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GRAMMAR – Prepositions + GERUND

When a verb follows a preposition, the verb must be in the gerund form [verb+ing]. This is a rules that has no exception. A lot of prepositions follow verbs (adjust to, agree with, depend on, etc), and if a second verb follows the prepositions , it MUST be gerund. Verb + Preposition + Gerund adapt …

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What’s the difference? IN TIME vs. ON TIME

Many people confuse these two expressions. And while they are similar, there is a very important difference. ON time – This referrs to when you have an appointment or scheduled time to be somewhere or do something. The meeting starts at 2 pm. I have to be on time. (If I’m late something bad will …

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GRAMMAR – Active or Passive (to bear)

The verb “to bear” has a few different meanings in English. to carry – They arrived bearing gifts. to support – The wall can’t bear the weight of the building. to endure – She can’t bear his bad moods. to turn and follow a direction – Bear left at the fork ahead. to give birth …

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GRAMMAR – Your Profession

When we ask WHAT DO YOU DO?, we want to know what you do for a living. So,… We need to pay attention to the article (a, an, no article): We use ‘a’ when the profession is singular and begins with a consonant sound. We use ‘an‘ when the profession is singular and begins with …

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