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GRAMMAR CONDITIONAL 2 | PHRASAL VERBS | COLLOCATIONS | LEARN ENGLISH LIVE 31 WITH STEVE FORD

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Hello! Hello! Hello Everybody! Welcome to a new lesson to learn English vocabulary and grammar perfectly. This is a great lesson talking about: collocations, phrasal verbs and grammar.



Collocations


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Collocations are words that commonly appear together in a language. The question I received for this lesson was from an English learner who was in doubt about collocations. This English learner was not sure if collocations could be used both formally and informally. The answer is they can be used in both situations. I chose two informal situations as you can see in the pictures above. However, collocations can be used in business like: make money and do business.
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From the dialogue above you can see I have circled a typical mistake that native speakers and non-native speakers of English make. In conditional 2 sentences, we should say: if I won a million bucks, I would travel the world. Try to monitor what you are saying sometimes and see if you make this mistake too. It’s never too late to correct it! :) .
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Here is another question about conditional 2. Should we say, “if I was or If I were”? The answer is you can use both but it depends on the situation. Simply put, if the situation is possible, use was. For example, if I was better at English(possible), I would get a better job. However, if I were you(impossible), I wouldn’t do that.
Phrasal Verb: make out
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