Category Word Study

Podcast #92 Wordnet for SATISFY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

Nothing he does satisfies his parents. That explanation will not satisfy the judge. Are you satisfying your inner needs? She satisfied her curiosity about prison conditions. That meal did not at all satisfy my hunger.   I satisfied myself that Kelly was telling the truth. He satisfied himself that the car had been repaired properly. […] Read More

Podcast #90 When TAKE means REQUIRE or USE UP

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

It will take me two hours to write my report.   It took an hour to replace the lock. It took an hour for Bob to replace the lock. It took Bob an hour to replace the lock. Replacing the lock took an hour. Replacing the lock took Bob an hour. Bob took an hour […] Read More

Podcast #88 The Word EVEN

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

Note: Sentences in italics appeared as examples. The surface of the road is not very even. I haven’t even opened the letter yet. Don’t you even talk to me right now! It is difficult to connect the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. The surface of the table is not even. A very rich man left […] Read More

Podcast #85 The Word SALE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I’m going to sell my old computer on EBay. How many all-electric cars have they sold? He sold his house for over 400 thousand dollars.   The sale of his business made him a rich man. The police promise to stop the sale of illegal drugs. Auto sales have been low this winter.   Do […] Read More

Podcast #81 The Adverb JUST

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I just received a letter from my friend. We just saw a terrible car accident. The guests just arrived. They just announced that the war is over.   The airplane has just landed. They had just finished their meal when the phone rang. The company has just issued a press release.   He just lost […] Read More

Podcast #76 Wordnet for REGULAR

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

If something is regular, it follows a pattern or a rule, in one way or the other it is repetitive and predictable. Every month I send in a car loan payment of $65. I make regular monthly payments on my car. Every two weeks she receives a check from the insurance company. She gets a […] Read More

Podcast #66 Wordnet for MANAGE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He manages a large restaurant. I used to manage a dentist’s office. She manages the city’s water supply. Managing a McDonalds can be quite stressful. Have you ever managed a bakery? He managed a soccer team for five years. She manages a database of two million subscribers. They completely mismanaged the budget. He felt they […] Read More

Podcast #64 Wordnet for PRACTICE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He practices piano every day. The tennis player was practicing his serve. The choir will not be practicing this week. You need to practice parallel parking. You’re studying the flute? How often do you practice? I love playing the violin but I hate to practice. How can I make my flute practice more effective? Soccer […] Read More

Podcast #34 The Verb TO FALL

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I love to see the autumn leaves coming down from the trees. I love to see the autumn leaves falling from the trees. She spoke more softly when she described the accident. Her voice fell when she described the accident. Last week the value of my stocks went down quite a bit. Last week my […] Read More

Podcast #30 The Verb GET

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

What did you get for your birthday? I have to get some fish for dinner. He only got $50 for the work he did. He became nervous about the driving test. He got nervous about the driving test. She became sleepy. She got sleepy. If you want to become rich, you have to work hard. […] Read More

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