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⛄🇬🇧 COLD SYNONYMS 🇬🇧⛄
Our English Club 22 January 2020
With December upon us it's bound to get colder (doubtful... no snow here in Moscow). So here are some COLD SYNONYMS with examples to enr...
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ON or IN RED SQUARE?
If you're leaning towards ON Red Square (no THE), you'd be right 👏  But we can actually say both. But it depends... of course. When...
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🇬🇧 IDIOMS AND EXPRESSIONS EXTREME 🇬🇧
Our English Club 22 January 2020
Happy New Year, guys. I promised myself to have 10 days off but the needle up my backside (as you Russians say) won't allow me. ...
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Y'ALL [jɑːl, jɔl, jəˈɔl] (also spelled as YA'LL and YALL) is an informal contraction for 'you all' or 'all of you'.
Our English Club 19 January 2020
Y'ALL [jɑːl, jɔl, jəˈɔl] (also spelled as YA'LL and YALL) is an informal contraction for 'you all' or 'all of you'. ...
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What is the difference between a TV series and a serial?
What is the difference between a TV series and a serial? Is one merely a subset of the other? Perhaps the difference is largely semantic. Or...
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THE PERFECT INFINITIVE is used with WOULD LIKE/LOVE/PREFER and one or two other verbs to refer to unreal past situations
Our English Club 19 January 2020
THE PERFECT INFINITIVE is used with WOULD LIKE/LOVE/PREFER and one or two other verbs to refer to unreal past situations; things that never ...
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KEEP AT BAY and HOLD AT BAY are two renditions of an idiom that has been in use since the mid-1700s.
Our English Club 19 January 2020
KEEP AT BAY and HOLD AT BAY are two renditions of an idiom that has been in use since the mid-1700s. "The government hopes to keep infl...
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AMONG and AMONGST are both prepositions meaning in the midst of, surrounded by, in the company of, or in association with.
AMONG and AMONGST are both prepositions meaning in the midst of, surrounded by, in the company of, or in association with.  "The key wa...
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The Perfect Infinitive (have + past participle) can be used with WOULD LIKE/LOVE/HATE/PREFER, etc. to refer to an unreal event in the past.
Our English Club 19 January 2020
The Perfect Infinitive (have + past participle) can be used with WOULD LIKE/LOVE/HATE/PREFER, etc. to refer to an unreal event in the past. ...
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EIGHTY-SIX or 86 is a common AmE expression in restaurant jargon
Our English Club 19 January 2020
EIGHTY-SIX or 86 is a common AmE expression in restaurant jargon that means a food item is no longer in stock. "The tuna salad is 86&qu...
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GET/HAVE THE BETTER or THE BEST OF someone or something
Our English Club 19 January 2020
GET/HAVE THE BETTER or THE BEST OF someone or something means surpass, outwit, overcome, defeat, etc. someone or something, often through no...
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MAKE DO
Our English Club 18 January 2020
MAKE DO means to manage to do something as well as possible without all the resources that one would ideally like to have.  "I didn'...
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ABSTRACT NOUNS
Our English Club 18 January 2020
ABSTRACT NOUNS denote things that are not concrete. We can think of an abstract noun as being similar to an abstract painting. Both abstract...
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