Penguin Quick Guides: Really Useful English Grammar (Penguin by Jake Allsop

By Jake Allsop

Do you need to enhance your English grammar? This ebook publications you to an important issues and problems of English grammar, utilizing: brief, transparent causes; plenty of perform and overview pages and cartoons that will help you comprehend -- and make you snort!

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You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. EXAMPLE 2: If! drive you into the city, will you pick up my dry cleaning? You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. 60 ~ PRACTICE THE IDIOMS Fill in the blank with the missing word: 1) Nicole is very reliable. You can always count _ _ her. a) in b) on c) with 2) I need to ask you for your help, and I'll do something nice for you in return. You scratch my _ _ and I'll scratch yours. a) back b) neck c) foot 3) Stop kidding _ _ ! Tell me where you hid my shoes.

Enter another emotional state. Sally went into hysterics. 3. Discuss details. I don't have time now to go into the whole story. green with envy - desiring another's advantages or things EXAMPLE I: When Daniel got promoted to vice president of the bank, his colleagues were green with envy. EXAMPLE 2: You won the lottery? I'm green with envy! gung ho - very enthusiastic; very excited (about something) EXAMPLE I: Heather is really gung ho about her new job. EXAMPLE 2: Sharon really loves college. She's very gung ho.

EXAMPLE 2: I have mixed feelings about the president of our company. He's good with the clients, but he's nasty to his employees. needless to say - obviously EXAMPLE 1: You've got a test tomorrow morning. Needless to say, you can't stay out late tonight. EXAMPLE 2: Needless to say, you shouldn't have waited until Christmas Eve to do your shopping. The stores are going to be very crowded! SYNONYM: it goes without saying. Example: You've got a test tomorrow, so it goes without saying that you can't stay out late tonight.

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