Black Idioms & Expressions

Created on November 27, 2020 Black Idioms & Expressions 1 / 14 If you are BLACKMAILED… someone wants you to give them money so they don't tell anyone about something bad that you did. you are removed from a mailing list. 2 / 14 To be BLACK AND BLUE, is… to be unhappy or depressed. to be sore or bruised ... Read More

Phrasal Verbs with ACROSS

If you are approaching learning phrasal verbs by the particle, the category with across is fortunately quite small. There are 2 main meanings to phrasal verbs with across.  The first is similar to a preposition of movement with an action verb + across to mean to get from one side to another (as in on a road for example).  The … Read More

PHRASAL VERBS WITH OUT

Using Phrasal Verbs or Multi-Word Verbs can be a tricky business. There are also so many, that learning them might seem like climbing a mountain. However, when you find out (discover) that many phrasal verbs have similar meanings, the list you need to learn gets a lot shorter. Organising PHRASAL VERBS into categories is a useful method as it will … Read More

Phrasal Verbs with DOWN

Most Common Phrasal Verbs with DOWN On this page, you will learn how to use the verbs; break, cut, let, put, settle, slow, turn and write with the preposition DOWN. Meaning & Examples of Phrasal Verbs with DOWN To break down means to stop working or functioning.  Example sentence: The car broke down yesterday. To cut down means to use … Read More

Course Collocations

Course Collocations – a list of the most common expressions and phrases in English using the word course. one-week course / two-year course: meaning the length of a course.  Note that we don’t say a two-years course.   In these expressions, week & years act as adjectives (not nouns) and therefore the plural form cannot be used. Examples: Sandy knew her … Read More