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On this page, we focus on some Terms, Grammar tips, Etymology Analysis, Proverbs, idioms, Slang, Sayings, Quotes, Patterns, Pet Phrases, Topics, Articles, Letters, Music and Drama.

Lexicon

instinct | intimate | imitate | Mercedes /mɜːˈseɪdiz | merchant | merchandise | merchandising | The merchant of Venice | dwarf (dwarfs/dwarves) | fable | napoleon | righteous | Beauty and the beast | Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (dwarves) | deed | demeanour | Go hand in hand |

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Phrasal Verbs

fall down | get off | get out | get up | go back | go in | go into | go off | keep down | lay down | move down | move up | run-in (not in the book) | run into | run on | run out | sit down | stand up | turn back | phase |

Grammar

would v.s used to
I used to smoke.
I wasn’t used to driving a big car. (= Driving a big car was a new and difficult experience – I hadn’t done it before.)
What did people use(d) to do in the evenings before TV?
I didn’t use(d) to like opera, but now I do.
I usedn’t to like opera.
I used to have an old Rolls-Royce,
Sometimes he used to / would bring me little presents without saying why.
When she was old, she used to / would sit in the corner talking to herself for hours.

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Drama

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Etymology

Finite
Infinite
Limited
Unlimited
Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice

pattern

deprive someone of something
deny someone something

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Proverb | Saying | idiom | Slang

Don’t be the salesman who promises the world and then fails to deliver anything.  

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Quote

My life has been blessed with some wonderful people. Thank you for being part of my journey.

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Photo Dictionary

Oxford Photo-Dictionary: Buying and Maintaining a Car

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Topic | Article

185 Questions and Answers: Topic 55 Decision

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Letter

A cover/sales letter to an existing client, this letter instils a sense of client support from the writer Business Letters for busy people.

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Story

4000 Essential English Words :The Two Captains

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Music

Leftover Cuties-You Are My Sunshine

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Quizlet

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