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The Michelin Guide recommends that we eat at The Inn – Everything you need to know about Subjunctive Mood

Meaning of Subjunctive Mood and its uses

Subjunctive Mood is used to explore the unreal, but that’s not all. Aside from that, Subjunctive Mood can be used to express a proposal or suggestion. 

Simply, a proposal is a plan of action that involves many people. For example, you may hear an English speaker say, “I propose that we meet at noon.” The speaker is suggesting that the speaker and listener meet at 12:00 PM. 

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Look through the junk and find a treasure map – Everything you need to know about Phrasal Verbs

Meaning of Look Through and its uses

All Phrasal Verbs are idiomatic. Their meaning isn’t true in the dictionary. The Phrasal Verb “look through” is no different. 

By saying “look through the junk drawer,” the speaker is telling the listener to search for something. This differs from “look through a telescope,” a Declarative that commands the listener to look at the stars.

And so, to “ Look through the junk and find a treasure map”  commands that the listener search through the batteries, receipts, and other things that one stores in a junk drawer in hopes of finding a treasure map. 

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I look forward to receiving your email – Everything you need to know about this Phrasal Verb

Meaning of Look Forward To as Phrasal Verb and its uses

The Phrasal Verb “look forward to,” like all other Phrasal Verbs we’ve covered, is idiomatic. Its meaning isn’t true in the dictionary. 

And by saying “I’m looking forward to receiving your email,” the speaker isn’t actually using their eyes to look at something in the future. The speaker is thrilled at the idea of receiving an email. 

Note: Every Germanic language has Phrasal Verbs. 

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It’s spring and love is in the air – Learn about emotions through Abstract Noun

Meaning of Abstract Nouns and their use

Abstract Nouns are things that can’t be seen or touched. Although there are many things that fall into the category of Abstract Nouns, we are discussing emotions, those strong feelings that come from one’s situation, mood, or relationships with others.

Having said this, you may hear an English speaker say “It’s spring, and love is in the air.” 

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You have wit – Get to know Abstract Nouns with easy examples

Meaning of Abstract Nouns and their use

Abstract Nouns are things that can’t be held. They, often, are emotions, qualities, or characteristics such as “joy.”  

You can think of Abstract Nouns like this, they refer to things that you can’t experience with your five senses. Abstract Nouns can’t be seen, smelled, heard, tasted, or touched. 

Every language has Abstract Nouns. 

Abstract Noun Versus Adjective

What is the difference between an abstract noun and an adjective

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“Zvi Finds His Soulmate: A Match Made in Heaven” – Learn how to use this Idiom

Meaning of the Idiom and its use

Zvi always felt alone. He felt as if he would never find a partner, but then he met Zellah, a woman who is his equal in all ways. Zellah felt the same and one day she said to Zvi, “We are a match made in heaven.” 

The idiom “a match made in heaven” means that two people are perfect for each other in every way. And, a match made in heaven will have a blissful marriage.

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“Hyam Popped the Question!” – Learn how to use this Idiom

Meaning of the Idiom and its use

The idiom pop the question has been in use since the 1700s. 

Back then, pop the question meant to ask an important question. This question may have been a proposal of marriage, an inquiry into the possibility of purchasing land, or anything else considered important 300 years ago. 

By the 1820s, the expression pop the question came to mean asking for someone’s hand in marriage.

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Subordinate Conjunction: Using because with easy examples

Use of Subordinate Conjunction Because and its meaning

Davie drives a motorcycle because he likes to feel the wind in his hair.

There’s a lot that could be said about Davie. Davie drives a motorcycle because he likes to feel the wind in his hair. He likes to feel reckless and free. Davie drives, but he’s going nowhere. 

The Subordinate Conjunction “because” demonstrates a cause-and-effect relationship between a dependent or subordinate clause. And, the word “because” acts as the sentence’s why. 

There’s a sentence with a Subordinate Conjunction in the first paragraph, it’s: 

“Davie drives a motorcycle because he likes to feel the wind in his hair.”

The independent clause is: 

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Subordinate Conjunction : Using If with an interesting example

Use of Subordinate Conjunction If and its meaning

If we hadn’t invented subordinate conjunctions, we wouldn’t have conditional language. Just as, if we never found fire, we wouldn’t know the sweet taste of BBQ(barbecue). Or even worse, we would eat raw meat. 

It’s no puzzle, the * holds the place of an omitted “if.”  And, “if” is the hinge of today’s lesson.

It’s a word that means: in case that; granting or supposing that; on condition that.

The Subordinate Conjunction “if”, like all other conjunctions, links two clauses together. One of the clauses is a complete idea whereas the other is incomplete.

For example in the sentence: “If mankind never found fire, we would eat raw food.”

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