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Idioms and phrasal verbs with keep

21st February 2013 | Closed

Keep hold of something: don’t let it go Keep something in mind: remember it Keep one’s temper: remain calm Ann was really upset with Joe, but she kept her temper. Keep one’s family in clothes: support; provide what is necessary for He earns enough to keep his family in clothes. (= He earns enough to keep his family in comfort.) [...]

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs with Cut

21st February 2013 | Closed

Cut something or somebody off (stop, separate or interrupt) As he had not paid the bill, his electricity was cut off. Cut through (take or be shortcut) This path cuts through the woods. Cut and run (to leave a place quickly to avoid being caught or detained) When it became clear that he would get caught, he cut and [...]

Scenery vocabulary

21st February 2013 | Closed

Our earth is full of beautiful scenery. Here are the words you will ever need to describe the landscape. Cliff Cliffs are the high mountains that you can often see at the edge of the sea. The best thing about cliffs is that they offer a panoramic view over the sea. Bay: a bay is [...]

Phrasal verbs with come

21st February 2013 | Closed

Come about When something comes about, it happens without planning. I don’t know how these things come about. It was an unexpected discovery that came out while scientists were working on a different project. Come across somebody / something When you come across somebody you meet him or her by chance. I am yet to [...]

Phrasal verbs with take

21st February 2013 | Closed

Take is used in a number of common phrasal verbs. Here is a list of them. Take after (somebody) – resemble a parent or relation in looks. The baby takes after her mother. Take something back – withdraw something (one has said) Be careful with the words you speak. You can’t take them back. Take something down – lower [...]

Phrasal verbs with hold

21st February 2013 | Closed

Here is a list of phrasal verbs formed with the word hold. Hold out To hold out is to extend in front of you. Holding out her hands, a little girl approached us. Hold on To hold on is to grip something tightly. Hold on can also mean ‘wait’. Please hold on. I will be back [...]

Kinds of English Grammar

21st February 2013 | Closed

Active Voice In the active voice, the subject of the verb does the action (eg They killed the President). See also Passive Voice. Adjective A word like big, red, easy, French etc. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun Adverb A word like slowly, quietly, well, often etc. An adverb modifies a verb. Article The [...]

Body idioms

21st February 2013 | Closed

Behind your back When something happens behind your back it happens without your knowledge or when you were absent. As the decision to divide the property was taken behind my back I didn’t know anything about it until it was too late. To have butterflies in your stomach To have butterflies in your stomach is [...]

Phrasal verbs with live

21st February 2013 | Closed

Phrasal verbs with live Some verbs are followed by prepositions or adverb particles. In grammars, these are called phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs are very common in informal speech and writing.  Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word live. Each phrasal verb if followed by its definition and example sentences. Live off To live off [...]

Inseparable phrasal verbs

21st February 2013 | 1 Comment

Inseparable phrasal verbs Phrasal verbs are two-word verbs consisting of a verb and a preposition or an adverb participle. There are two kinds of phrasal verbs – separable and non-separable. In the case of separable phrasal verbs, the particle can go before or after the object. The two-parts of a separable phrasal verb must be separated when the object is a [...]