Phrasal verbs with take

March 9th, 2014 in English Learning

The word take is used in a large number of phrasal verbs. The most common among them are given here.

Take up

To take something up is to start doing it as a new hobby.

Time expressions

March 8th, 2014 in English Learning

There are four seasons in English:

Spring (March, April, May)

Summer (June, July, August)

Autumn / Fall (September, October, November)

Winter (December, January, February)

Adverse and averse

March 6th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Adverse and averse

These words are often confused.

Adverse means hostile, negative, unpleasant or harmful. It is an adjective.

Adverse weather conditions forced them to abandon the journey.

Expressions with at

March 5th, 2014 in English Learning

Here is a list of expressions using the preposition at.

At all

This expression is common after words like ‘any’, ‘anything’, ‘anyone’ or ‘nothing’. It is used to ask if something is even slightly true.

Subjunctive in that-clauses

March 4th, 2014 in English Learning

The subjunctive is the simple form of a verb. Examples are: insist, recommend, pay, leave etc. Remember that when you use the subjunctive, there is no –s in the third person singular.

An overview of subordinate clauses

March 3rd, 2014 in English Quiz

A clause that can stand alone as a sentence is an independent clause.

Examples are given below.

The cat is under the bed.

She opened the windows.

Noun + preposition combinations

March 2nd, 2014 in English Learning

Here is a list of common noun + preposition combinations


The preposition for can be preceded by the following nouns.

A check for

  • She wrote me a check for $300.