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Know - 10 Expressions You Should Know

Added by Tomasz H. 26 March 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

know beyond a shadow of a doubt

when you are sure that a fact is true

e.g. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he caused the accident.


as far as I know

you believe a fact is true... however there is a possibility that you could be mistaken

e.g. As far as I know, it's a Chinese Restaurant. But you can make a call, it might be a Thai Restaurant.


know by heart

you have memorized something perfectly

e.g. This is my favorite football club. I know all the players by heart!


know ...

10 Confusing Homonyms

Added by Tomasz H. 16 March 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

Homonyms are words that sound similar, but have different meanings.


Steel & Steal

1. Steel - a very strong metal made from iron, used for making knives, machines etc. -> This knife is made from steel.

2. Steal - to secretly take something that does not belong to you, without intending to return it -> Burglars broke into the car and stole a radio.

Sea & See

1. Sea - a large body of water -> I love the sound of see.

2. See - to view -> Yeah, I can see him now!

Fine & Fine & Fine

1. Well, healthy, or happy -> I had a cold last week, but I ...

Adverbs of Degree

Added by Tomasz H. 9 March 2015 in category: English, Lexicon

almost -> if something almost happens, it does not happen but it is very close to happening

e.g. I almost missed the bus.

absolutely -> completely

e.g. The food was absolutely delicious.

awfully -> very

e.g. awfully difficult

badly -> very seriously

e.g. badly injured

barely -> only just

e.g. He was barely alive when they found him.

completely -> in every way or as much as possible

e.g. I completely forgot that you were coming.


decidedly -> undoubtedly, confident way

e.g. That exam was decidedly more difficult than the last one.

deeply -> very much

e.g. I have fallen ...

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10 Business English Phrasal Verbs

Added by Tomasz H. 3 March 2015 in category: English, Learning tips, Lexicon

get ahead

To be successful in career or life, to make more progress than others.

I work hard every day, but I can't seem to get ahead in my job.


close down

Stop operating

This shop will have to close down if they raise taxes.

run by/past

To show an idea or proposal to that person and ask for their approval or feedback

Please run those ideas by me again - I didn't hear them all.


draw up

To compose the document and put it in written form.

My lawyer will draw up a contract.


burn out

To ...

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