Collocations with ‘LOVE’ – 2
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It’s since a while that I am not uploading posts on grammar. In my opinion, for a beginner is not so easy to memorize irregular verbs, that’s why I decided to make mind maps and other resources on this topic. I hope you’ll find it useful.
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Since there are a lot of irregular verbs I decided to make smaller mind maps for each single group. In this way, it will be easier for you to read them.
GROUP 1 – ONE WORD
GROUP 2 – TWO WORDS
- WITH ‘T’
- WITH ‘GHT’
- WITH ‘D’
– tell/ told
- SAME FORM FOR INFINITIVE AND PAST PARTICIPLE
GROUP 3 – THREE WORDS
- WITH ‘EN’
- WITH ‘E’ – ‘WN’
- WITH ‘I’- ‘A’- ‘U’
I’ll upload soon some quizzes on this topic. 😉
Difference between SUIT and FIT
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Do you know the difference between “to shout to somebody” and “to shout at somebody”?
TO SHOUT AT (somebody) => When you are angry.
TO SHOUT TO (somebody) => When you want people to hear you.
- Look, I am not some college student you can shout at.
- He shouted to me from the other side of the street.
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Different ways of saying “I like it”
- I’m really into it.
This means you’re interested in an activity or a subject.
Ex. I’m really into gardening, but these squirrels keep messing with my tomatoes.
- I’m fond of it.
This means you have liked something for a long time or may have an emotional attachment with something.
Ex. He is fond of this kind of music.
- I’m keen on it.
This just means that you’re interested in something and you want to learn more about it.
Ex. I’m keen on learning English.
- I’m mad about it.
I love doing something and I do it a lot.
Ex. It’s a real tragedy, I love this woman, I’m mad about her.
- I’m crazy about it.
This is the same as “I’m mad about it”.
Ex. Finnish women are crazy about cars.
- I can’t get enough of …
This means that I love doing it and I don’t want to stop.
Ex. Yeah, I can’t get enough of new wave.
- I have got a soft spot for …
You like someone a little more than other people.
Ex. No, don’t tell me you’ve got a soft spot for this guy.
- I fancy him/her
You think that he/she is attractive, good looking.
Ex. I mean, she may fancy him, but she’d never act on it.
- It appeals to me.
It sounds/ looks great. I like the idea of it.
Ex. In his report, Mr Szejna has opted for a wide approach, which appeals to me.
- It goes down well. (With people)
This means that other people like something that you do.
Ex. The presentation went down really well with the class.
- It’s to my liking.
A very formal way to sai “I like it”.
Ex. The colour of the paint is just to my liking!
- I’m partial to it.
It means that I like to eat or drink something, maybe too much.
Ex. I like all the food here, but I’m particularly partial to the fried chicken.
- I’m attached to it/you/him/her/them.
I like it a lot, and if I lost it, I would be sad.
Ex. Giovanna, I admit that I’m very attached to you.
- I’m addicted to …
It means that I like it so much that I can’t stop doing it.
She looks nice enough, but she lies on her taxes and she’s addicted to painkillers.
- I have grown to like …
I didn’t like it at first, but now I do.
Ex. I’ve grown to like the music of Radiohead.
- I am passionate about it.
This means I’m really interested and excited about it.
Ex. Julia runs the selection committee, and she’s very passionate about the candidates.
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Do you know the difference between “in time” and “on time”?
Example sentences from the web:
- ON TIME
– Today’s flight is on time. Departure is 10:30 am. (=the flight will leave on time, it’s on schedule to leave at 10:30 am)
– Remember to be on time for work tomorrow or I will fire you! (=do not be late)
– He starts a new job at the railway station tomorrow and he wants to be on time for work. (= he doesn’t want to be late)
- IN TIME
– Will you be home in time for lunch? (= soon enough for lunch)
– He was just in time for the last train. (= he was almost too late)
– The plot to assassinate the president was discovered just in time. (= they could find the hit man before it was too late, otherwise, the president would have been murdered)
Video on this topic:
Now you are ready to test your knowledge on this topic :-).
To go – Phrasal verbs
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB:
- GO FOR
1) To be attracted to; to have an interest in.
– You and me … We go for the bad boys.
– He tends to go for girls like her.
2) To attack.
– The neighbour’s dog went for the postman and bit him.
– He is known to go for the jugular in arguments.
3) To seek to obtain; to choose.
– I think they would go for that kind of centralization.
– I could really go for some hot wings.
- GO THROUGH
1) To bear; to experience a difficult/unpleasant situation.
– Nobody would want to go through something like that.
– In Malta, my fellow workers are going through disastrous changes.
2) To examine the contents of something carefully.
– We need to go through every message and assess the damage.
– That subpoena gives us the right to go through your files.
- GO IN FOR
1) To occupy oneself with; to engage in
– She goes in for volleyball.
– We have responded more to the will of our citizens and have been that much less inclined to go in for big events.
– This will enable our students to go in for a three-year degree, in Italian, directly from Cairo and also take the exams in Egypt.
2) To have or show an interest in or liking for.
– I thought you didn’t go in for those kinds of shenanigans.
– I don’t go in for those modern things.
3) To enter a competition or to take an examination.
– My brother decided to cheer himself up by going in for a competition. The prize was a luxury holiday in the Caribbean.
– He went in for the photography prize but didn’t win.
– His school had suggested he go in for the Young Musician of the Year competition.
- GO WITHOUT
To be denied or deprived of something
– If you don’t like your tea, you can go without.
– She has had to go without a holiday for several years now.
– There were days I knew he went without food to buy music paper.
- GO ABOUT
1) To occupy oneself with; to perform
– Meanwhile, the unsuspecting citizens of Coruscant go about their daily lives.
– The shoemaker goes about his work with a smile.
2) To begin to do
– We went about getting evidence of what was going on.
– How can I go about getting a good idea?
- GO THROUGH WITH
To stay with (something) to the end even if it’s something unpleasant or difficult.
– She went through with the divorce.
– We’re going to use him to go through with the transaction.
– Now you won’t have to go through with all that mess.
- GO OFF
1) To explode, or to make a loud noise.
– The bomb could go off at any moment.
– The Hulk is a bomb waiting to go off.
2) To leave suddenly.
– John went off with the money.
– Brian is going off to Milan and we’re throwing him a farewell party.
3) To become angry quickly.
– He went off in a flash when he heard the news. I’ve never seen him so upset.
4) To cease to be available, running, or functioning (of a light, electricity, or heating); to stop.
– The generator went off and we can’t get it started again.
– The lights go off every six minutes, you know, to save electricity and stuff.
5) To begin (with alarms, or signals).
– My alarm clock didn’t go off today and that’s why I was late.
– My alarm clock went off at 7:00 a.m.
– It’s programmed to go off before you do.
6) To follow the expected or desired course; to occur specified.
– The party went off well.
7) To go bad; to decay.
– Something has gone off in the fridge, there’s a horrible smell.
– The food went off very quickly, we had to throw it all.
- GO ON
1) To happen or take place.
– What’s going on at school?
– What’s going on outside? All your friends are out in the street carrying placards.
2) To continue; to proceed; to keep on.
– Please, go on. Don’t let me interrupt you.
– Go on, tell me what happened next.
3) To start running or functioning (of power, water supply, etc.)
– The alarm goes on when you close the front door.
4) To act or behave.
– Don’t go on like that; stop kicking the dog.
- GO ALONG WITH
To agree with someone’s opinion/decision; to support an idea.
– I said it wouldn’t work. I didn’t go along with it from the beginning.
– She’s still angry with me for going along with your idea.
- GO TOGETHER
1) To have a romantic relationship (informal).
– Are Mark and Mary still going together?
– They had been going together for years.
2) To look or taste good when experienced at the same time (items of clothing, furniture or food).
– Fish and red wine don’t go together.
– Drinking and driving don’t go together.
I made this quiz for you :-), it will take you no more than 15 minutes. Try it out to check your knowledge about this topic.
Pronouns in English – I
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TO END vs TO FINISH – Collocations in English
Based on: McCarthy, M. O’Dell, F. (2008), Collocations in use, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- To stop with a clear conclusion. We use it when there’s an important change.
Example: World War II ended in 1945.
- END can’t be followed by either the infinitive (to- form) or the -ing form.
endeddrying his hair. => This sentence isn’t correct!
The correct sentence is: Mark finished drying his hair.
- To bring something to an end.
Example: Are you sure you’ll finish your essay by Monday?
- To eat, drink the last of something.
Example: I’m sorry, I just finished the coffee.
- It can be followed by the -ing form, but not by the infinitive.
have finishedto play. => This sentence is not correct!
The correct sentence is: They have finished playing.