Category: GRAMMAR

VOCABULARY – Colors

VOCABULARY – Colors Do you agree that men and women see colors differently? COLORS FOR MEN: red, purple, pink, orange, yellow, green blue. COLORS FOR WOMEN: maraschino, cayenne, maroon, plum, eggplant, grape, orchid, lavender, carnation Strawberry, bubblegum, magenta, salmon, tangerine, cantaloupe, banana, lemon, honeydew, lime, spring, clover, fern, moss, flora, seafoam, spindrift, teal, sky, turquoise,

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GRAMMAR – Indefinite Pronouns

GRAMMAR – Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns like everyone and anything often cause problems. Although the appear to refer to more than one person or thing, they are SINGULAR. One way to determine if a pronoun is singular is to put the verb are immediately after it. If the resulting combination sounds wrong, then that pronoun …

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GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS

GRAMMAR – COMMON CONTRACTIONS We use contractions (I’m, we’re) in everyday speech and informal writing. Contractions, which are sometimes called ‘short forms’, commonly combine a pronoun or noun and a verb, or a verb and not, in a shorter form. Contractions are usually not appropriate in formal writing. We make contractions with auxiliary verbs, and …

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GRAMMAR – PHRASAL VERBS & HEALTH

GRAMMAR – PHRASAL VERBS & HEALTH Pass away [die] Uncle Joe passed away last night. Pass out [faint] He passed out from exhaustion. Run over [hit by a car] She was run over by the bus. Get over [recover] He got over his flu quickly. Break out [start suddenly] She broke out in a rash. …

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GRAMMAR – MAYBE vs MAY BE

MAYBE vs MAY BE Even though the two words contain the same letters, the space between those letters makes a difference because maybe is an adverb while may be is a verb. As such, their definitions are different and one can never be used in the place of the other. Look: MAYBE IS AN ADVERB …

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