Modal verbs for possibility

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I hope you’re enjoying the final days of May and are all prepared to welcome June next week! Continue reading “Modal verbs for possibility”

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Inversions (Part 1)

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Today we’re going to talk about inversions.

What is an inversion and when can we use it? Continue reading “Inversions (Part 1)”

Should have, could have, would have…

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I am happy to tell you that the previous post on Conditional sentences was a complete success! So thank you guys! 🙂 I suppose you must be looking forward to taking a look at the answers for the exercises in the post, aren’t you? Well, here you go! Continue reading “Should have, could have, would have…”

Conditional sentences (Part 1)

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How did you do with the Reported Speech sentences from the last post? Let’s take a look! Continue reading “Conditional sentences (Part 1)”

The history of English

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Did you know that there are over one million words in English language whereas there are (roughly) half a million in Spanish? When I found out about this I started digging, looking for the reason why there are so many as most of them are not used in daily life! And then it hit me: could it be because of all the phrasal verbs they’ve got? Afetr all, the Cambridge Phrasal Verb Dictionary has 432 pages!!!! And there are new ones coming up every year so it doesn’t look like that dictionary is gonna get any shorter!

But let’s go back to why, why does the English language have so many words? I have found a youtube video which will shed some light on this matter. Just clic on one of the links below and check it out! 😉

The history of English language in 10 minutes (with subtitles)

The history of English language in 10 minutes (without subtitles)

Awesome, isn’t it? What struck the most was the very few things the evolution of English language has in common with Spanish. Here in Spain RAE chooses the new words to be included in the dictionary very carefully whereas in English it seems, if they like a word they just add it!

That’s all for today guys! But I know some of you may be thinking: “So, why were phrasal verbs mentioned and highlighted before? What do they have to do with this post?” Well, they are related, sure, but phrasal verbs are something we will have some fun with in our next entry, keep your eyes peeled!