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Prepositions Of Time
Teachers' Library 18 November 2020
  Prepositions of time are very important words in English and using them accurately can be challenging, even for intermediate and advanced ...
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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 1 Prefer
Whether it be chocolate ice cream over other flavors, or getting going first thing in the morning as opposed to lounging in your PJs, it'...
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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 2 Would Prefer
If you have a preference for something, you would like to have or do that thing rather than something else. Beware of the trap of not expres...
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EXPRESSING PREFERENCE, part 3 Would Rather
If you have a strong liking for something, you have a preference for it. You might have a preference for apples, but there are some days whe...
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MUSTN'T and CAN'T
As modals of prohibition, MUSTN'T and CAN'T are both used to show that something is forbidden, prohibited or not allowed. They often...
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THE PERFECT INFINITIVE
THE PERFECT INFINITIVE is used with WOULD LIKE/LOVE/PREFER and one or two other verbs to refer to unreal past situations; things that never ...
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More About Phrasal verbs
Phrasal verbs can have transparent and therefore literal meaning which can be easily deduced from its parts. Their meaning can be semi-­lite...
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GET/HAVE THE BETTER or THE BEST OF someone or something
GET/HAVE THE BETTER or THE BEST OF someone or something means surpass, outwit, overcome, defeat, etc. someone or something, often through no...
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THE PERFECT INFINITIVE with TO (to have + past participle)
THE PERFECT INFINITIVE with TO (to have + past participle) when used after the verbs CLAIM and PRETEND, has the same kind of meaning as perf...
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COME vs GO vs GET
These three verbs are often confused and are incorrectly used even by higher level students. Let's get it right! CCOME We use COME to mo...
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TO MAINTAIN We use this word a lot, but the Russians never do. Now you will!
✔ To keep something in an existing state (from decline, making repairs, correcting problems)  - We need to maintain discipline in class  - I...
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LIKE + ING OR + INFINITIVE?
✔ Enjoyment: LIKE + ING: (+infinitive is also possible)  - I really like doing sports (like to do sports)  - Sarah likes talking to her frie...
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SYNONYMS FOR BEAUTIFUL - Do you know any ANTONYMS?
Admirable, adorable, alluring, angelic, appealing, beauteous, bewitching, captivating, charming, classy, comely, cute, dazzling, delicate, d...
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