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Fill in the blanks with the following words. There may be more than one right answer.
as a result of despite even so in order to whereas
1. ___ ensure everything goes to plan, please read all instructions carefully.
2. ___ recent cutbacks, Marketing and Sales will be merged into one department.
3. Mary and Jeff feel we need to reduce personnel expenses, ___ I believe we should take more people on!
4. I agree with you about that; ___, I’m not going to approve it.
5. Valerie sent the report out, ___ my strict instructions not to.
Word Order: Un-mix the words to create real sentences.
1. messed I up know I , but didn’t to I mean !
2. Bethany doesn’t but skiing loves her husband , .
3. Although French he really speak to tries , he can’t.
4. detective loves Olivia reading stories, and at does every so opportunity.
5. as as Do do I like much strawberries you ?
Fix the mistake in each of the sentences: I can’t choose among the red one or the blue one. Jimmy wakes up at 5:30 all mornings–I don’t know how he does it! Believe me, that new Adam Sandler movie is not worth to watch. I don’t like chocolate. That’s because I always get flan for […]
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “set + particle” but rather units, so learn them as such! Put these verbs in the correct sentence, conjugated as necessary. You may want to look these words up in a dictionary, as they may have secondary meanings! (Just like in that sentence: “look up” isn’t just “turn your […]
“In case” may seem familiar to Spanish speakers, but it’s not what it seems at first glance. In fact, we need to look at more of the phrase to be sure we know what we’re talking about.
By this, I mean we need to see if there’s an “of”, i.e., “in case of”. This phrase can be translated into Spanish, no problem.
In case of fire, break glass.
The barbeque will be outside. In case of rain, the auditorium can be used as a back-up location.
But, without that “of”, “in case” means “if something should happen”:
You shouldn’t light that match, in case you start a fire.
We’ve prepared the auditorium in case it rains during the barbeque.
This very interesting suffix can be found attached to many relative pronouns, but those words are a bit difficult to translate into Spanish.
The best way to think of them is as a marker for the subjunctive.
For example, the sentence I’ll give you whatever you want could be translated as
To make this easier, we’re going to break all these words into two groups: 1. Despite and in spite of are prepositions, meaning that they must be followed by nouns or verbs in the gerund. Despite having studied, Peter just couldn’t pass the exam. Kelly couldn’t get into the disco in spite of knowing the […]