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Some may find these two words confusing, but they’re simple to separate.
Long or length refers to a measurement of something from end to end or from top to bottom or from beginning to end. Length is one of three dimensions
The car is three meters long.
My wife gave me a really long list of things to buy at the supermarket.
I had to wait a long time to get to see the movie.
Decide where the adverb should be placed by choosing a number. Sometimes more than one
answer is correct:
1 I 2 went shopping 3 at the 4 mall 5. Yesterday
1 I 2 have 3 seen 4 any “Twilight” movies 5. Never
1 I 2 wonder 3 what the future 4 will 5 bring. Sometimes.
1 I’m 2 going 3 to Bali 4 on vacation 5. Next week.
Choose the right option: I am meeting / meet some friends tonight for dinner. James is working / works for a construction company—he’s been there since 1990. Mary and I aren’t understanding / don’t understand rocket science. Now I am wanting / want to try the new steakhouse they opened down the street. I just […]
These two words can be confusing because they both refer to the end of a series. But they are easy to distinguish.
We use latest to refer to the most recent example of something. There is no implication that there will be no more.
I really like Amy MacDonald’s latest CD—have you heard it?
This is the latest in a series of high-quality beauty products we offer you.
This is a saying people use to express the idea that if you’re not paying attention, you could miss out on something important. It can be used as a joke, or in a more vengeful way. To snooze means to sleep lightly, especially when taking a quick nap or in front of the television.
“Oh no! I forgot to record that movie on TV last night—I was too busy reading.”
“I told you not to forget! Well, you snooze, you lose!”
Choose the correct form of the verb.
It was / has been six years since I last saw / have last seen you, Daria—how are you?
Phillip worked /has worked in the company from 1999 until 2007.
I spent /have spent August lying on a beach in Cadiz. Now I’m spending January in the rain!
Barbara made / has made some carrot cake last night—would you like to try some?
Who told / has told you my news? I wanted it to be a surprise!
Put the sentences using cause-and-effect linkers in the correct order at 5:30 because have I starts to up wake work at 7:00. week cutbacks Due have only the to hours we to work 35 a. about brought changes in life lottery many my the Winning. a broken-down by car caused in lane jam The middle […]