Used to

Examples:

Affirmative Sentence

1. He used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, but he quit last year.

Negative Sentence

2. We didn't use to go away on holiday very often when I was young.

Interrogative Sentence

3. Did you use to live here?

Getting used to

Examples:

1. With this new job I am getting used to traveling a lot.

2. Many families have trouble getting used to the role changes that result.

3. Getting used to pluralistic structures, which also generate insecurity because of their variety and diversity, implies a long-term evolution.

Would

Examples:

1. Would you be happy if you were to get married?

2. I would have done things differently if I had known then what I know now.

3. I would travel around the world if Iwon the lottery.

Could

Examples:

Affirmative sentence

1. You could pass the test if you studied.

Negative sentence

2. Could you help me?

Interrogative sentence

3. I couldn't sleep last night.

Should

Examples:

Affirmative sentence

1. I should call my parents more often.

Interrogative sentence

2. Should we leave a tip?

Negative sentence

3. You shouldn't work so hard.


Might

Examples:

1. I would bring an umbrella, it might rain later.

2. It might be better to finish this now, rather than wait until tomorrow.


Must

Examples:

Affirmative sentence

1. It must be difficult to learn a new language as an adult.

Interrogative sentence

2. When must we meet you?

Negative sentence

3. You mustn't drink and drive.

Simple Fact

Examples:

1. We used to go to school together.

2. We used to sit next to each other.

Attitude about someone else's habit

Examples:

1. I am scared of spiders.

2. I will avoid spiders and scream if I see one.

3. I believe spiders are dangerous.

Someone

Examples:

1. Someone switched the fire alarm on at 3.00 in the morning !

2. If someone is anemic this can cause excessive alopecia.

Past with used to + infinitive

Examples:

1. She used to be a long distance runner when she was younger.

2. I used to eat meat but I became a vegetarian 5 years ago.

Modals with certain or possible

Example:

1. It’s ten o’clock. They might have arrived now.

2. If we don’t hurry we could be late.

Have + Past participle

Example:

1. You have seen that movie many times.

2. I still haven't found my keys.

3. Have you read the book yet?

Firstly

Example:

1. Firstly, for those of you wondering, this is a little sad.

Finally

Examples:

1. Finally, Mike and Duncan performed a blues, with drum accompaniment.

Basically

Examples:

1. Basically she had what would have been called a candida problem.

Another thing

Examples:

1. Another thing is that this is real.

As far as

Example:

1. As far as I know, this problem is quite common.

Suppose

Example:

1. I suppose the problem is that you don't study for the exam.

Anyway

Example:

1. Anyway , as my grandmother "prevent worth more regret that".

Metaphors and idioms

- hands

* We shook hands and introduced ourselves.

- heart

* I know she shouts a lot, but she's reallygot a heart of gold.

- legs

* I couldn't run, my legs were jelly.

- head

* She's so smart. She's heading for great things in life.

Synonyms

Examples:

- concerned

* burden

*involvement


- describe

* call

* characterize

- loathed

* despise

* detest

- buddies

* associate

* companion

- unfortune

* damaging

* deplorable

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