vocabulary

Collocations

Collocations are when two words naturally go together. For example, we say “make a change” and not “do a change.” Understanding collocations is important for learning new vocabulary for many reasons: Improve your communication: Collocations help us communicate more naturally and fluently. Learning to speak and understand full sentences: We never speak singular words, and collocations […]

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Word Families

Word Families are the various types of the same word.Learning word families is useful to grow your vocabulary quicker and to know how and when to use each word type. Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Successor (person) Succeed Successful successfully Success (concept)   Unsuccessful unsuccessfully         Player (person) play Playful Playfully Play (object)

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Prepositions

Prepositions describe the location of one object in relation with another object (The pen is on the table)We use prepositions to say time phrases. (Her birthday is in August)We use prepositions in phrasal verbs (The plane takes off at 2pm)We use prepositions in phrases. (We have many books in stock)We use prepositions in idioms (He

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Adverbs

We usually make adverbs by adding -ly to the end of an adjective (quick = quickly). Adverbs can describe verbs (She runs quickly).Adverbs can describe adjectives. (It was extremely cold yesterday).Adverbs can describe other adverbs. (She plays the guitar very well).Adverbs can describe whole sentences. Surprisingly, England is not an official country.

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Adjectives

Adjectives describe nouns. The big house. The cute cat. The intelligent man. He is tired. Comparatives allow us to compare two objects. Their house is bigger than my house. That man is more intelligent than me. Superlatives allow us to compare three or more things. She has the biggest house in our town. Einstein was

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Verbs

Verbs are mainly physical actions. I run with my dog. She plays tennis. We read books. They cook food. Brian works in the evening. Verbs are also states of being. These are non-physical actions. I have a car. She prefers chicken to fish. We believe in you. I doubt he will pass the test. I

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Nouns

Nouns are the names of: 1. Physical objects (cars, chairs, rice) 2. People (Angie, Phil, teacher, worker, the baby, my cousins, artist) 3. Concepts (education, freedom, attraction, happiness)4. Places (hospital, home, park, city, field) We use pronouns to replace nouns and avoid repetition. (David likes Jackie. He likes her a lot!)Jenny and I party with

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