The verbs Take and Get are very popular. Learn some useful expressions with take and get and how to ask questions correctly in English in this week’s episode of Aprender Inglés con Reza and Craig!
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Email from Edgar from Mexico
Hi, Reza and Craig,
This is Edgar Ubaldo from Mexico, a now 2 year long loyal listener of your podcasts. Thank you so much for your dedication. It is very valuable for many of us.
Your love for podcasting always helps us to correct and perfect our English skills. 🙂
I’m writing to you because I am confused a little bit with the grammar and syntax of some expressions/questions like:
– What happens? shouldn’t this be: What does it happen? due to the word order and ‘it’ as the grammatical pronoun?.
– What happened? shouldn’t this be: what did it happen?
– What causes the rain/air pollution/the delay? shouldn’t it be: what does it cause the rain/air pollution? in this case, I am interested on (in) knowing the reason responsible for the rain/air pollution/the delay.
– What causes happiness in life? Is this one correct? I am interested in knowing the reason as well.
To answer Edgar, we need to know the function of question words: subject or not
Eg. Who (OBJECT) did you (SUBJECT) meet in the supermarket yesterday? – Question form, including added auxiliary verb (did) if necessary.
Eg. Who (SUBJECT) shot Kennedy (OBJECT)? – Positive form, not question form, when question word is subject
What time do you (SUBJECT) usually meet? – Question form
Where can we (SUBJECT) buy some vegetables? – Question form
What vegetable (SUBJECT) costs the most in the shop? – Positive form
How many eggs have you (SUBJECT) bought? – Question form
How many eggs (SUBJECT) are lying on the table? – Positive form
Whose book has she (SUBJECT) borrowed? – Question form
Whose book (SUBJECT) looks the best? – Positive form
Voice message from Bibiana from Toledo/Madrid
Take and Get
Phrasal verbs with take: http://www.inglespodcast.com/125
Expression with TAKE
To take for granted – dar por hecho, no valorar – What do you think you take for granted?
Take advantage of – aprovechar, explotar – Do your students ever take advantage of you?
To take pride in (something) – proud (adjective), pride (noun) – take pride in your work, take pride in your appearance, take pride in your wonderful English. What do you take pride in?
To take a joke – Some people are good at taking a joke
To take offence at something – Some people take offence at certain jokes
Take a risk – When was the last time you took a risk?
To be taken to hospital (llevar) – take to school
To take pity on someone – Craig takes pity on his students
To take pleasure – we take a lot of pleasure in doing this podcast
To take advice – give advice TO somebody – take advice FROM somebody.
Expression with GET
I’m getting old
The weather’s getting hotter
What did you get (receive) for Christmas?/ What did you get (buy) your mum for Christmas?
It gets dark early in the winter
Things can only get better
I get it/I don’t get it
Get a life!
Get your teeth into something
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