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Misleading words

February 22, 2013

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Words which mean something else than you might think. bibble: the most favored and the most read book ever? No, it’s just a verb for keen and noisy drinkers. (Not only alcoholic ones.) winklepicker: sea animal hunter or miraculous wrinkle cream? No, it’s a style of shoes with a sharp and long pointed toe. avocation: […]

We can or we are able to?

February 7, 2013

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Can express general ability. We use “can” to refer to the five senses such as to see, hear, smell, feel and taste. Words which describe thinking process: guess, understand, believe or decide are used with “can” or “could” as well. E: As long as we are young, we can do anything and having nothing to lose. E: […]

When and if

February 3, 2013

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When to use “if” or “when”, if you are not sure? When is used in situation when something is certain and you know it will happen. E: I’ll tell my mother I won’t steal anymore, when I come back from the prison. use if, when you aren’t sure about something. E: If find a true love, I will give […]