English History Facts: How the Black Death saved phrasal verbs

To understand the English we use today, we need to walk through some of English History Facts It is a story of death and elitism but from these murky beginnings sprang the language we love today. A thousand years ago, there were two main influences, the Normans from France and the Saxons who were a […]

Out – towards the darkness or towards the light! – Phrasal verbs in English.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Understanding phrasal verbs with ‘out’ ‘Out’ means ‘outside’. There is a journey from inside to outside, a journey which takes you into the light, or into the darkness. Let’s say you have a problem, like a maths problem. The solution is hidden deep in the problem. Your job is to work it out. Here, […]

Shortcuts

Shortcuts in English When thinking about phrasal verbs and idioms it occurred to me that they are just like shortcuts on a computer. Shortcuts are things like: • Ctrl+C (Copy) • Ctrl+X (Delete selected item and save a copy to the clipboard) • Ctrl+V (Paste) • Ctrl+Z (Undo) Obviously, when you start learning how to […]