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How to use “All”

All refers to three or more items. Compare: I’ll take all three shirts, please. I’ll take both shirts. (NOT … all two shirts.) All (of) with nouns and pronouns All modifies nouns or pronouns. All (of) the people were singing....

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How to use “ago”

Word order: six weeks ago Ago follows an expression of time. I met her six weeks ago. (NOT … ago six weeks.) a long time ago An expression with ago refers to a finished time, and is normally used with...

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How to say “age”

We most often talk about people’s ages with be + number He is thirty. (NOT He has thirty.) Also, be + number + years old (more formal: … of age). He is thirty years old / of age. (NOT …...

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After(adverb/conjunction)

After: adverb After can be used in adverb phrases like shortly after, long after, a few days after, etc. We had oysters for supper. Shortly after, I began to feel ill. In more exact expressions of time, later is more...

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Actual(ly)

actual(ly) Actual means ‘real’; actually means ‘really’ or ‘in fact’. They are used to make things clearer, more precise or more definite. It’s over 100 kilos. Let me look. Yes, the actual weight is 108 kilos. I’ve got a new...

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Across, Over and Through

across, over and through  Across and over can both be used to mean ‘on or to the other side of a line,river, road, bridge etc’. His village is just across/over the border.See if you can jump across/over the stream. We...

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Above and Over

above and overAbove and over can both mean ‘higher than’. Above is more common with this meaning. The water came up above/over our knees.Can you see the helicopter above/over the palace? We use above when one thing is not directly...

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