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For – part 1

We can sometimes use for + ing to talk about the purpose of a thing. When we do, it means the same as to + infinitive. What is that for? It is for opening envelopes This bell is for calling the waiter. This bell is to call the waiter. When we talk about the purpose […]

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 2

If you ‘check into’ a hotel, you arrive at the hotel and complete the registration process. I’m going straight to the meeting. I’ll check into my hotel later. Just give me thirty minutes to check into my hotel and I’ll be ready to go. If you ‘check into’ some information, you verify if the information […]

Used to and would for past habits.

Somebody asked me to explain more about ‘used to’ and ‘would’ and when we could use these. I have already wrtten this: Used to do We use ‘used to’ for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens. I used to smoke a packet a day but I stopped two years ago. […]

English Phrasal Verbs – cut

These exercises are about using the verb ‘to cut ‘ combined with particles:   ‘to cut across’ means to take a shortcut over an area instead of going around the edge. It’ll be quicker to cut across the field. She quickly cut across the car park to where he was standing. ‘to cut back’ means […]

Put part 2

Let’s continue with more expression with the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to put forward’ an idea or opinion means to suggest something for discussion. A few suggestions have been put forward for consideration. Jan put forward a few ideas for raising money for the […]