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UNIT 54. Verb + -ing or to … 1 (remember/regret, etc.)

A Some verbs are followed by -ing, and some are followed by to ... ------------------------------ Verbs usually fo...
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UNIT 53. Verb (+ Object) + to … (I want you to …, etc.)

A want ask help expect bag would like would prefer mean (= intend) These verbs are followed by to ... (infinitive). T...
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UNIT 52. Verb + to … (decide to … / for get to …, etc.)

A offer decide hope deserve promise agree plan manage afford threaten refuse arrange fail forget learn After these ve...
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UNIT 51. Verb + -ing (enjoy doing / stop doing, etc.)

A Look at these examples: - I enjoy reading. (not I enjoy to read) - Would you mind closing the door? (not mind to cl...
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UNIT 50. Tag Questions (do you? / isn’t it?, etc.)

A Study these examples: ------------------------------ A : You haven't seen Maria today, have you? B : No, I hav...
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UNIT 49. Auxiliary verbs (have/do/can, etc.) I think so / I hope so, etc.

A In each of these sentences there is an auxiliary verb and a main verb: - - - - I have lost my...
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UNIT 48. Question 2 (Do you know where …? / He asked me where …)

A Do you know where ...? / I don't know why ... / Could you tell me what ...?, etc. We say: Where has Tom gone? Do...
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UNIT 47. Questions 1

A In questions we usually put the subject after the first verb: Subject + Verb Verb + Subject Tom wil...
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UNIT 46. Reported Speech 2

A It is not always necessary to change the verb in reported speech. If you report something and the situation hasn't ch...
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UNIT 45. Reported Speech 1 (He said that …)

A Study this example situations: ------------------------------ Tom: I'm feeling sick. You want to tell somebody ...
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UNIT 44. Have/get something done

get は口語的で、have よりちょっと強い響きを持つ A Study this example situation: ------------------------------ The roof of Lisa's ho...
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UNIT 43. It is said that … He is said to … He is supposed to …

A Study this example situation: ------------------------------ Henry is very old. Nobody knows exactly he is, but:...
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UNIT 42. Passive 3

A I was offered ... / we were givin ..., etc. Some verbs can have two object. For example, give: - Someone gave the p...
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UNIT 41. Passive 2 (be done / been / done / being done)

A Study the following active and passive forms: ------------------------------ After will / can / must / going to ...
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UNIT 40. Passive 1 (is done / was done)

A example: ------------------------------ This house was built in 1935. Was built is passive. Compare active and ...
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UNIT 39. Wish

A You can say "I wish you luck / all the best / success / a happy birthday, " etc.: I wish you all the best in the fu...
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UNIT 38. If I had known… I wish I had known …

A Study this example situation: ------------------------------ Last month Brian was in the hospital for a few days...
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UNIT 37. If I know … I wish I know …

A Study this example situation: ----------------------------- Sue wants to call Paul, but she can't do his because...
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UNIT 36. If I do … and If I did …

A Compare these examples: ----------------------------- 1. Sue has lost her watch. She tells Ann: Sue : I think ...
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UNIT 35. Can/Could/Would you …?, etc(Requests,, offers, Permission, and Invitations)

A Asking people to do thing (requests) We use can or could to ask people to do things: - Can you wait a minute, please...
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UNIT 34. Would

A We use would ('d) / wouldn't when imagine a situation or action (= we think of something that is not real): I would ...
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UNIT 33. Had better It’s time …

A Had better (I'd better / you'd better, etc.) I'd better do something = it is advisable to do it. If I don't, there w...
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UNIT 32. Subjective (I suggest you do)

A Study this example : ------------------------------ Lisa : Why don't you buy some nice clothes? Lisa said to Ma...
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UNIT 31. Should

A You should do something = it is a good thing to do or the right thing to do. You can use should to give advice or to...
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UNIT 30. Have to and must

A I have to do something = it is necessary to do it, I am obliged to do it: You can't turn right here. You have to tur...
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UNIT 29. May and might 2

A We use may and might to talk about possible actions or happenings in the future: I haven't decided yet where to go o...
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UNIT 28. May and might 1

A Study this example situation: ------------------------------ You are looking for Bob. Nobody is sure where he is...
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UNIT 27. Must (You must be tired, etc.)

A Must (not) A : My house is next to the freeway. B : It must be very noisy. We use must to say that we feel sure som...
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UNIT 26. Could (do) and could have (done)

A We use could in a number of ways. Sometimes could is the past of can: Listen. I can hear something. (now) I listened...
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UNIT 25. Can, could, and (be) able to

A We use can to say that something is possible or allowed, or that somebody has the ability to do something. We use can...
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UNIT 24. When I do / When I’ve done / When and if

A A : Will you call me tomorrow? B : Yes, I'll call you when I get home from work. ------------------------------ ...
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