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How to learn new words!

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Ask it right - Auxiliary Verbs in questions

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Read through the following questions; each one is missing an auxiliary verb. Choose the correct verb for each question.

Auxiliary verbs (also known as 'helping verbs') include be, do and have. They are used along with the main verb in a sentence to make questions, negative statements, passives and tenses.

Australian Bushfires

Hi,
there's something it's not perfectly clear to me in the reading regarding Australian bushfires.The words which are not perfectly clear to me are included in double quotes.

1)what's a "bushfire"?

2)Furthermore I don't understand the exact meaning of the verb "scour". I would like to know if it is a word which is strictly related to the actual operation of a rescue team, whilst searching for victims of a disaster and related to how the search action is performed actually.

3)"Trapped-some" in their cars.I understand Trapped" but not the added "some".

Can you choose the correct word form?

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You probably know lot's of English words, and that each word can have different forms depending on the sentence structure. Put your understanding of English language grammar to the test with this exercise! Read through the ten sentences and choose the correct form for each missing word.

Link: Can you guess the tenses?

In the news: Australian Bushfires

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Read the following article on the recent bushfires in Australia and then mtach the key-words to their meanings:

Idioms using 'Short'

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'She's got a short fuse'

As February is the shortest month of the year we thought we'd give you some idioms that use the word 'short':

to be caught short

To have a sudden need to go to the toilet:

'I went to the toilet before we left because I didn't want to be caught short on the journey.'

to be a bit short

To not have enough money:

A weird adverb

Confused
Hi,
does it exist the adverb "costlily"?To be honest it looks to me a bit strange!Actually I haven't ever heard of it.
I looked up at the dictionary but I only found the adjective "costly". Maybe it's not in my dictionary but anyway this gave rise to the question I am going to ask you.
Is it always obtainable an adverb per each adjective by adding "ly" at the end of it or sometimes you can make a mistake using unscrupulously this "-ly" rule?

Bye Wave

EL

vocabulary concerning a crime

Hello,

Could you give me some words concerning a crime. I'm interested.

I know a plot, a firearm, a detective, an inspector.. But I'm lacking of vocabulary.

Thank you in advance,
Marie.

Irregular past participle verbs quiz

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A past participle indicates past or completed action or time. It is often called the 'ed' form as it is formed by adding d or ed, to the base form of regular verbs, however it is also formed in various other ways for irregular verbs. Here we review your knowledge of irregular past participle verbs.

An example of an irregular past participle verb is sung:

Can you find the mistakes in these sentences?

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Take a look at the following five sentences. Each sentence has one mistake - can you find them? Click on Show Answers for an explaination on each sentence. If you like this, you can try a similar lesson here!