These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
Here's a list of useful collocations for the word "time":
What do people do with time?
- spend time on things
- devote time to things
"Devote" is similar to "spend" but seems more thoughtful and purposeful.
- waste time
(But not you, of course!)
- be out of time
This means that there's no more time left to do something.
- bide your time
This means to wait patiently but alertly for something that...
The end of December in the U.S. is known as "the Holidays".
The word "holiday" can mean any holiday, from religious holidays to national holidays like (in the U.S.) Independence Day and Memorial Day. However, "The Holidays" means the time around the end of the year.
One reason that English speakers call this time of year "The Holidays" is to avoid simply calling it "Christmas"....
In the last article, I presented some phrases that you can use to describe a funny person. Of course, there are a lot of ways that humor can go wrong. Here are some things that you can say about people who try to be funny but fail, or who joke about bad things.
- Corny jokes are supposed to be funny, but aren't. They're too silly, too predictable, or too dumb. Puns...
How do you describe someone who's funny in English? Of course you can say something like:
But there lots of different ways that a person can be funny. They may tell funny stories, act silly, say odd things, tell jokes that they've heard, etc. So how do you explain exactly how someone is funny?
Talking about a normal funny person
First, let's learn how to talk...
How can you describe what happens in an election in English? Here are some phrases to help you talk about them.
People cast their votes for their preferred candidates in an election. Most candidates belong to a political party. In the United States, the two main parties are the Republican Party (Republicans) and the Democratic Party (Democrats).
For each government position, called a "...