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1. After dinner, mother went into the kitchen to
dish the dirt
do the dishes
After dinner, mother went into the kitchen to do the dishes
"Dish the dirt" means to say nasty, but true, things about someone
2. There was disagreement
the European nations over the common currency
There was disagreement among the European nations over the common currency
'Between' is used when there are only two things
3. Tomorrow will be sunny, but there may be
Tomorrow will be sunny, but there may be scattered showers
'shattered' means broken into little pieces
4. He's not poor. He came
his parents' money when they died
He's not poor. He came into his parents' money when they died
'Come into money' means to inherit it
5. You have to use your money
when you don't have much
You have to use your money sensibly when you don't have much
'sensitive' means you understand how other people feel
6. Don't rely on him! He's not
He's not trustworthy at all
'trusting' means you believe what other people tell you
7. It's impossible to do
It's impossible to do anything about it
We use 'anything' because the sentence is negative
there, and don't move!
Just lie there, and don't move!
'lie' is intransitive: 'lay' is transitive and needs an object
9.I thought Jean was coming with Tom, but she came
I thought Jean was coming with Tom, but she came alone
'lonely' means you wish you were not alone
l0. Tomorrow morning the sun will
up at 7am.
Tomorrow morning the sun will come up at 7am
We say 'come up' because the sun is coming towards us
11. When I had medical treatment, the doctor was so
it didn't hurt at all
When I had medical treatment, the doctor was so gentle it didn't hurt at all
The adjective, 'patient', means you don't get angry if you have to wait
book is that?
Whose book is that?
"Who's" means 'who is'
13. I have to go out tonight. Can you
me some money?
Can you lend me some money?
'borrow' means take: 'lend' means give
14. She wanted a birthday cake, but I didn't know how to
I didn't know how to make one
Use 'make' when you make something new: 'do' is for actions
15. She doesn't say much. In fact she's
a shy child
In fact she's quite a shy child
'quiet' means very little noise