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TOEIC Writing Tip: prepositions + gerunds

Posted by englishlessons on March 31, 2006

Prepositions are followed by gerunds, not infinitives or the base form of the verb.

Examples: Thank you for responding so promptly. After looking over his application, the manger decided to hire him.

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Go Postal

Posted by englishlessons on March 13, 2006

Definition: Act out in an angry way, especially in an outburst of violence

Examples:

I got a really negative reaction. He went postal in the meeting.

Did you read the newspaper? Some guy went postal and shot his co-workers.

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TOEIC Pronunciation Tip: phrasal verbs

Posted by englishlessons on March 2, 2006

The stress usually falls on the second part of a phrasal verb.

Examples: sit DOWN, stand UP, pass OUT

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