Q&A with Max
Q&A with Max
Ask Max your questions in the chat!
What is the difference between "sick" and "ill".
"I feel a bit sick today."
"He's ill and he can't come to work."
"Ill" is more when you actually know what it is.
In British English "to be sick" means to actually throw up.
In US English it means to not be well.
"Like my mother says..."
"As my mother says..."
"As I say..." is more formal and used more in writing.
"Like I say..." doesn't sound as elegant.
What is the difference between AT and NEXT TO.
He is at the supermarket.
He is next to the supermarket.
He is at the door.
He is next to the door.
Why is it A UNIVERSITY, not AN UNIVERSITY?
Why is it AN FBI CASE and not A FBI CASE?
a unit (YOU-NIT)
an hour (OW-ER)
-An EFF BEE EYE case
- An ON-NEST mistake
an LGBT person
If it rains today, you will get wet.
Conditional 1 is for when the situation is real.
"If I get the job, then I will cancel my holiday."
If it rained, you would get wet.
Conditional 2 is used for hypothetical situations that could happen now, or any time.
If I got a job, then I would have more money.
If it had rained, you would have gotten wet.
Conditional 3 is used for situations in the past, that didn't happen, but could have happened.
If I had accepted that job, I would have more money than I do now.
Do I need a visa for the UK post-Brexit?
EU, EEA or Swiss citizens can visit the UK for a short period visa free. To live and work in the UK it is more difficult now.
The game was cancelled owing to torrential rain.
Which ice cream flavour would you like?
snakes have venom
mushrooms can be poisonous
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