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what are 'auxiliary verbs'?

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'There are lots of things to buy.'

Auxiliary verbs are also known as 'helping verbs'.

The three most common auxiliary verbs are:

be, do and have

I am leaving = Leaving is the main verb. Am is the auxiliary.

how to use adjectives and adverbs

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'Working hard or hardly working?'

adverbs

Adverbs are used to give us more information about a verb. They give us information on how something happens or how something is done. For example:

'She cried badly when her dog died'.

'He easily climbed the wall'.

Nationality adjectives: Where's he from?

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'He was German. He came from Germany.'

‘Where's he from?' and 'Where does he come from?' both have the same meaning. We can answer this question like this:

Business English: Sporting idioms in business

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Business English

  'Approaching the finish line.'

It's a sporting summer with the Beijing Olympics underway. In Business English we use a number of idioms (natural English expressions) which are connected to sport.

Here are a few of the most common. Which sports do you think they are connected to?

Idioms using nationalities and countries

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Olympics

It’s the first day of the Summer Olympic in Beijing and as the Olympics is a truly global event we thought we would give you some Idioms and natural English expressions which use the names of countries and nationalities. These expressions are mostly used in spoken English.

Wherever you come from, I hope your country does well! 

To go Dutch – to split the bill in a restaurant between everyone who ate together.

adverbs of time

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'It's been snowing since I got here.'

We use adverbs of time to tell us when an event happened. They are also used to tell us  how long an event lasted  and how often it happens.

For Example:

I rarely see my parents.

They have already left.

I've been working here since 2005.

In the travel agency: booking a package holiday Q&A

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'What's included in this package?'

During the long hot summer, it’s always nice to take some time off and, if you can afford it, go on a trip somewhere.

Imagine that you are in a travel agency. A travel agency is the place where you go to book a holiday. They can help you with flights and hotels.

SMS English - Text Speak 'A-Z'

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'CU L8TR = See you later'

mixed prepositions quiz

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Today we are taking a look at some sentences which are all missing prepositions.

For example, prepositions include: on, in and at. You need to use more than these three examples.

Please complete the sentences below using a preposition and watch your spelling.

Good luck!

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the importance of punctuation

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Don’t think that punctuation is important?

Then take a look at this sentence: