Fill in each gap with an appropriate phrasal verb. Don’t forget to conjugate the verb, and to place any objects (in parentheses) in the right place! There are two extra. E.g.: Bill _____ (his parents) by disobeying them. Answers: Bill let his parents down by disobeying them . / Bill let down his parents by […]
Can you complete each sentence with the correct preposition? Go! Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition I’ve been reading this great book 1)__ the history of Dracula. It talks about everything, 2)_ the original Count Vlad 3)__ all the legends that were made up about him 4)__ he died. Of course, it spends […]
Both of these words are “conocer” in Spanish, so it’s important to know when to use which. Meet is what we use for the first time you’re introduced to someone. I met my wife on a beach in Acapulco. Janey met Mark in 2005. After that first meeting, you know that person. I got to […]
This colorful expression just means that people with similar characteristics tend to spend more time together. Football lovers like spending time with other football lovers, artists with artists, dog or cat lovers with other dog or cat lovers–people with shared interests or tastes tend to congregate. Dios los cría y el viento les amontona.
This word, as an adjective, has a similar meaning to its Spanish equivalent, but it’s completely different as a verb. Spanish uses the verb as a mathematical operation, which in English is “subtract”. The English “rest” is all about what you do when you sit down and relax after a long, hard day. Like […]
Fill in each gap with an appropriate phrasal verb. Don’t forget to conjugate the verb, and to place any objects (in parentheses) in the right place! There are two extra. E.g.: Bill _____ (his parents) by disobeying them. Answers: Bill let his parents down by disobeying them . / Bill let down his parents […]
This grammatically odd expression is more of a fossilized phrase, but it is still frequently used. It’s used when you want to make sure your listener learns a fact. I’ll have you know, I graduated from college a year early! I’ll have you know that it was Sally who broke up with Jeff, not the […]
Some of you have learned that you need to use “a” in front of words beginning with consonants, and “an” with words beginning with vowels. While the rule is easy, it’s not quite right: you need to use “a” with words beginning with consonant sounds and “an” with words beginning with vowel sounds. I drive […]