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Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition
I’m normally a happy person, but 1)___ Christmastime, I find myself a bit depressed. It is mostly due 2)___ the fact that I’m far away 3)___my family. They’re 4)___the other side of the Atlantic, 5)___the west coast of the US, 6)___Washington state. I have to spend 15 hours 7)___ a plane …
Put the verb in parentheses in the right tense for each second- or third-conditional sentence
If I 1)___(win) the lottery tomorrow, it 2___(help) me a lot! See, I’m in debt. A lot of debt. Part of my problem was university: I was told that if I 3)___(go) to a great school, I (4)___(get) a great job, and then I (5)___(can) pay off my debts quickly. But in this economy, there are no jobs to be had. I wish I (6)___(go) to …
Like has two main uses, which can sometimes easily be confused.
The first one students often learn is the verb, used to describe something we enjoy or find pleasing:
I like reading books by Chaucer and Shakespeare.
I would like to travel the world.
I never used to like coffee, but now I love it!
Put the words in the correct order:
a and create dough eggs flour Mix the to together.
a battery cellphone doesn’t few find hours I last more my than!
cook dishes I has My partner to the wash whenever.
after dictionary I in kids looked looking my some the up while words.
an ball big, in red the There’s ugly, yard.
We use either of these expressions to express the idea that we are preparing something that will be the base of what is to come later.
Lay the groundwork comes from construction, when a foundation must be laid before a building can be built.
Sowing the seeds comes from agriculture, referring to when the seeds are placed in the ground so they can grow and then be harvested later.
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “take + 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 eyes to the sky”, it’s also “find information in a reference book”!)
Choose the correct alternative.
Beverly, would you like any/some coffee or tea?
Nate always has anything/something to say, whether it’s useful or not.
Yolanda didn’t want any/some dessert, but I did!
Call me sometime/anytime you need help.
Will there by anything/something else for you today?
Choose the modal verbs that are correct. There may be more than one!
There was a knock at the door. Theresa looked at me and announced, “That (1) may / might / must be George. He called earlier and said he (2) ‘d / ‘ll / ‘s drop by about this time”. I looked at how I was dressed: singlet, boxers with little hearts on them, and an open robe, and told her, “You (3) could / might / would have warned me! I look horrible!”
Put the Mark Twain quotes in the correct order.
A can’t advantage read has no one over person read who won’t who.
If tell the you truth, anything don’t have to remember you.
A. easiest in is Giving the smoking the thing up world.
B. because done I I’ve it know of thousands times.
Apparently, cannot happen is nothing that there today.
Some basic questions Spanish speakers may ask can cause occasional problems in English because English only has one word, to be, where Spanish has two, ser and estar.
First, we know that “¿Cómo está él?” is “How is he?”, as we learned it in the first weeks of class.
But then we have the question “¿Cómo es él?” Our first reaction is to translate literally, but there we have a problem…