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Tense Review- Synonyms

She takes, she is taking, she took, she was taking, she has taken, she has been taking, she had taken, she had been taking, she will take

Thomas, I was thinking maybe we should move house. What do you think?

Erik! I haven´t seen you since forever!

Did you like the film? I didn´t like the plot.

SYNONYMS are words that has the exact or nearly the same meaning. For example, ugly/awful valuable/worthy bucket/pail.

Adverbs and adjectives-phrasal verbs/idioms

I will make the slow progress: slow is the adjective

I will make the progress slowly: slowly is the adverb

So, the adverb is used for modify, it could be a verb, an adjective, a phrase or even another adverb, its usually presented with an -ly

An adjective is used to describe a noun.

Phrasal verbs is known as a phrase that includes a verb with a preposition or adverb, like go into, be with.

Idioms is a group o words that together means as an expression, like go bananas, which means go crazy, and has nothing to do with a banana.

Verb patterns- phrasal with up/down

VERB+INFINITIVE OR GERUND

We stayed all night making the project.

Phrasal with up/ down

Calm down, is not a big deal.

Hurry up, we don´t want to be late.

Get up, your breakfast is served in the table.

Modal auxiliary verbs- Idiomatic collocations

CAN, SHOULD, COULD, WOULD, SHALL, MUST, MIGHT, OUGHT, WILL, MAY

Can you stay until late for helping me? Please

Should I believe what he said?

I really would like to go tomorrow! Looks interesting

I shall stay taking care of my sisters, she looks pretty sick

Idiomatic collocations

ADEJCTIVE+NOUN IN ORDER TO FORM AN IDIOM

I hope you break a leg!

If you really wanna go just say the word.

Avoiding repetition

Sometimes when we talk we are used to repeat some unnecessary words. Auxiliaries are useful for stop making this mistakes.

EXAMPLES

Are you stealing the teacher´s food? No, I am not

Do you know what could happen if we don´t deliver this homework? Yes, I do

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