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Common expressions with go

July 14th, 2011 in Expressions, Words

Go is used before a number of adjectives to talk about changes. This is common in an informal style.
Go, for example, is used to talk about changes of color. This usage is common in British English.
Examples are: go brown, go green, go white, go black, go blue etc.

Take, put and bring

July 11th, 2011 in Words

Take can be used as the opposite of give. It means ‘gain possession of’, ‘receive’, ‘obtain’ and ‘remove’.

Too and too much

July 2nd, 2011 in Words

Too is an adverb. It can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

Too has a negative meaning. It means ‘more than is necessary or desirable’.

Commonly confused adverbs

June 19th, 2011 in Words

Dead and deadly

Dead is an adverb used in expressions like dead right, dead certain, dead slow, dead straight, dead sure etc. It means ‘exactly’, ‘completely’ or ‘very’.

Overworked words – went

June 4th, 2011 in Words

Go and went are not the only words used to refer to movements. There are plenty of others too with slightly different shades of meaning.

Travel, Journey, Trip and Voyage

June 3rd, 2011 in Words

Travel

Travel means ‘traveling in general’.

I am interested in travel. (= I am interested in traveling in general.)

Common expressions with wear and water

May 29th, 2011 in Words

Wear means ‘have on the body’.

He was wearing a hat.

Wear can also refer to a person’s facial expression.

She was wearing a troubled look.