Zero Conditional

Hello again.

Today’s exercise is about the Zero Conditional. You can find it by clicking on this link

http://englishallyear.com/grammar13/menu.php

In my last newsletter, I told you about my friend who had the bad fall. Since then, she has been confined to bed as the scan showed that she has broken a bone in her back. My friend is one of those people who is always moving around and she has found the whole process very frustrating.

I got some comments about a verb I used, “strim”. I assumed that this word had come into British English from American English but I was wrong. In fact not all British dictionaries have this verb form, although they all have the noun form “strimmer”. This word is a contraction of two words, “string” and “trimmer”, and refers to a machine which cuts long grass and weeds by spinning a string very quickly.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/strimmer

The Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries do not cover the verb form but other dictionaries do. You can see some clear examples here

https://www.wordnik.com/words/strim

Off now to visit my poor friend.

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