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Be careful how you 'wish'!
The verb 'wish' is quite different from the corresponding noun. This is because, in many structures, the verb refers to formal, remote or impossible desires. This presentation separates the various meanings by structure so that the differences are clear. I also go into why we use 'would' in ...
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Over the holidays you can get English centred news from my Get Some English column
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The basic structure of all the conditionals is 'if A ⇒ B', where A is the condition and B is the result. We use grammar to distinguish between the condition and the result and in the basic version of ...
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Martha Payne a.k.a. VEG is 9-year-old schoolgirl who's been documenting her school meals on her blog NeverSeconds. She's built up a big following and consequently she's succeeded in improving the qual...
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A few days ago, Apple previewed its updated operating system, and announced that it'll be called "Mavericks", finally departing from the series of big cats that have given their names to the previous 9 versions of OS X. Apple also explained that Mavericks is a Californian beach that's famous for ...
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