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F2F Upper UT 10 - How practical are you?

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Transcript of F2F Upper UT 10 - How practical are you?

There are a lot of options and its a good and easy way to become more articulate, which means using many similar words and interchanging them.
Quantifiers
In English there is a different structure when you do something yourself or when you have someone else do it for you.
Compound nouns are usually written as one word or two words: a workplace, attention span, etc
Compound nouns and adjectives
I admire Samantha's relationship.
There are also interesting ways to add emphasis
F2F Upper UT 10 - How practical are you?
have/get something done
get someone to do something
do something yourself
Did John get his car serviced yesterday?
get/have
Object
past participle
In this question it is clear that John himself did not service his car.
Matt got his car washed.
Sarah got her nails done.
We had our house cleaned
Adjectives
There are many groups of adjectives in English.
for views and behavior
Teachers often have to deal with threatening behavior or abusive language from young people.
Both of and either of refer to two things or people: I've got two sons and both of them have been stopped from entering shops.
Tip 1
Everyone, every, any of, anyone, all of and anything refer to more than two things or people: Nowadays, everyone is talking negatively about 'the youth of today'.
Tip 2
Tip 3
Each can refer to two or more things or people: I've read two articles on the subject recently, and each article suggests . . . . And each time I see biased reporting
No one, neither of, none of and no refer to a zero quantity: No one is safe from their abuse.
Neither of refers to two things or people: Neither of them has a record of unruly behaviour.
Tip 4
Tip 5
All day every day
singular
Plural
All days
Compound adjectives are usually spelt with hyphens: self-obsessed, good-humoured, etc.
Let's look at some of the cool examples
a (nervous)
breakdown
a period of mental illness: In a crisis a woman isn't more likely to have a breakdown than a man.
a
drawback
a disadvantage or the negative part of a situation: One of the drawbacks of working in a hotel is the unsocial hours
downhearted
(adj) unhappy and lacking in hope, especially because of a disappointment or failure: Women are more subject to feeling depressed and downhearted than men.
a
daydream
pleasant thoughts you have when you're awake and you forget what you're doing: Women do a lot of daydreaming
Normal statement
What I admire about Samantha is her relationship.
We can use introductory phrases at the beginning of a sentence to emphasise what we are going to say next.
With emphasis
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