10 Dec 2016


TO & TOWARDS TO is used for destination whereas TOWARDS is used to show direction. Compare this: 1. Karun is going to the station. 2. Karun is going towards the station. [In sentence 1 we mean that Karun will go to the station itself, whereas in sentence 2 we do

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05 Dec 2016


EARLY & SOON EARLY is both an adjective and an adverb, whereas SOON can only be an adverb.  EARLY (adjective) = near the beginning of a period of time or event EARLY (adverb) = before the time that was expected SOON = i) a short time after now; before long; quickly (used for

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04 Dec 2016


PRESENT, PRESENTLY, SHORTLY & CURRENTLY PRESENTLY PRESENTLY = If something will happen presently, it will happen quite soon; means we use PRESENTLY in the simple future tense; e.g. 1. He will be here presently. 2. I shall have more to say presently. NOTE-I: To mean NOW, we use AT PRESENT

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04 Dec 2016


LATE, LATELY, RECENTLY & NEWLY LATE is both an adverb and an adjective. LATELY is an adverb. LATE as an adverb comes after the verb. LATE (adverb) = not on time LATELY = recently; You use LATELY (or RECENTLY) to say that something started happening a short time ago and is continuing

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03 Dec 2016


HARD & HARDLY HARD is both an adjective and an adverb, whereas HARDLY can only be an adverb. HARDLY is not the adverb form of the adjective hard. The adverb form of hard is also hard. When HARD is an adverb, it means ‘with a lot of effort’ or ‘heavily or

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30 Nov 2016


1. ENOUGH ENOUGH is a determiner, a pronoun or an adverb. We use ENOUGH to mean ‘as much as we need or want’ or ‘more than is wanted’. 1. ENOUGH as a determiner A) As a determiner you can use ENOUGH in front of a noun, not after. If the noun is

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18 Nov 2016


1. OFF  1. OFF = away from away from a place or position, especially the present place, position, or time: a) He drove off at the most incredible speed. b) Someone ran off with (= took) my pen. c) She’s off to Canada next week. d) I saw her off

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12 Nov 2016


LIST OF WORDS IN THIS CHAPTER: 11. Alternate/Alternative 12. A.M./o’clock 13. And (Position of AND) 14. Answer 15. Apologize 16. Approve 17. Arrival/Arrive 18. Assist 19. Assure 20. Athletics 11. ALTERNATE/ALTERNATIVE  ALTERNATE = (1) happening in turn (first one thing, then another thing, and then the first thing again); e.g. a) a dessert with alternate layers of chocolate

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11 Nov 2016


1. ARISE/RISE/RAISE ARISE = ‘happen’ or ‘occur’. It has no object and we use it with abstract nouns. Its three forms are: ARISE    AROSE    ARISEN 1. An opportunity arose and he decided to take the job in Brussels. 2. A problem has arisen with my passport. 3. When

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06 Nov 2016


1. DENY 1.  to say that something is not true. If you deny an accusation or a statement, you say that it is not true; e.g. a) The accused women denied all the charges brought against them. b) He denied that he was involved. c) Suman denied doing anything illegal.

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