Category: GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR – How to read numbers

GRAMMAR – How to read numbers 60m – sixty meters (distance) 25ft – twenty-five feet (distance) 35 km/h – thirty-five kilometers per hour (speed) 2.5L – two and a half liters (volume) 3 tbsp – three tablespoons (small volume) 5 tsp – five teaspoons (small volume) 7 lbs 8 oz – seven pounds eight ounces …

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VOCABULARY – Informal Contractions

VOCABULARY – Informal (spoken) Contractions In English, as in most other languages, there are ways to shorten groups of words that commonly go together. We don’t do this in writing, just when we speak. They are called informal or spoken, contractions. ain’t – am not/is not/are not – I ain’t gonna lie. cos – because …

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GRAMMAR – Comparatives & Superlatives

GRAMMAR – Comparatives & Superlatives A COMPARATIVE adjective is used to compare differences between the two objects they modify (larger, smaller, faster, higher). They are used in sentences where two nouns are compared, in this pattern: Noun (subject) + verb +comparative adjective + than + noun (object). A SUPERLATIVE adjective takes a comparison to the …

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PRONUNCIATION – the ED sound

PRONUNCIATION – the ED sound There are three different ways to pronounce the ‘ED’ ending of regular verbs in the simple past tense: / t/ , / d / or / id /. The pronunciation depends on the sound at the end of the infinitive of the main verb and whether it is voiced or …

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GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions

GRAMMAR – Adjectives & Prepositions Some adjectives need a preposition before their object. There doesn’t seem to be a logical rule, I’m afraid! We just need to learn them. Afraid of Ashamed of Aware of Capable of Certain of Conscious of Envious of Independent of Jealous of Proud of Eager for Eligible for Famous for …

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