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By Michael McCarthy

Educational Vocabulary in Use is the ideal learn reduction for somebody utilizing English for his or her educational paintings. excellent for college kids of any self-discipline, from engineers or social scientists to company scholars or legal professionals, it covers the entire key vocabulary they'll encounter in educational textbooks, articles, lectures and seminars, letting them functionality optimistically in an English-speaking educational

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There would be no difference in meaning if you changed the word any for some. Any often comes after if + verbs: have, want, need, require, get, hear, see, be etc. I f you need any help, just ask. Some and any as pronouns Some and any can behave as pronouns, substituting for a noun. Won't you have some? There wasn't any. Pronunciation Compare: I'll bring you some grapes. /sam greips/ I'll bring you some grapes. /sAm greips/ I'll bring you some. /sAm/ When some is used as a determiner before a noun, the noun is typically stressed, while some has a weak pronunciation.

Students work in pairs A and B. Without looking at their partner’s picture they ask questions to find out what their partner has that they don’t - and vice versa. You might want to require that students keep to Have you got any . .? questions. Meaning and use Some in affirmative sentences Some refers to a part which is less than the whole or a quantity which is less than all. We typically use some when we are not sure of a quantity, when we are asking to find out a quantity or when we are being vague, maybe because we do not consider the quantity important.

This is a subjective choice rather than a factual measurement and either form can often be used without substantially changing the meaning. This is the total price of your holiday. That’s me, in the bottom right-hand corner of the picture. These are my friends Claudia and Jack. Those must be our seats over there. Reference within text conversation We can use demonstratives to refer backwards or forwards to things that are mentioned in other parts of a conversation or text. ’ {this refers forward to the speaker’s plan) Watch out for these problems .

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