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Learn English with Steve Ford - Learning English TV Lesson 8 - Advanced Grammar-Vocabulary


Janauary went by "in the wink of an eye": passed [email protected] 39 sec
'crying your eyes out': to be crying non-stop
'to be in a flood of tears': to cry intensely

ways to say I love you in English:

I am in live with [email protected] 1 min. 45 sec
I am head over heels for you @ 1 min 47 sec
I am mad about @ 1 min 48 sec
I am crazy about [email protected] 1 min 49 sec
[email protected] 1 min 50 sec

vocabulary from video

hilarious: very funny
terms of endearment: a way to call someone you love
get 'caught up in' our day-to-day lives: get intensely involved
we need something to 'hold on to': to support ourselves emotionally
'love at first sight': falling in love with someone meeting for the first time by sight only
'pay a complimnet' to someobody: to compliment someone
'heartbroken': extremely emotionally hurt
'crushed': emotionally hurt
'shattered': devastated
'down': depressed
'break up': to discontinue a love relationship

present perfect questions

Have you ever fallen in love?




Commonly found in questions, it means at any given time
possible answers are from list of frequency adverbs: never( not+ever), rarely/seldom, sometimes, often/frequently, always

'just' and actionas that have happened in the recent past

present perfect may be used to talk about the very recent past, 'just'is a common adverbial we use with it
I have 'just' seen the most beautiful woman

irregular past participles: fall/fell/fallen break/broke/broken feel/felt/felt


Has someone ever broken your heart VS Did someone ever break your heart when you were dating someone?

* essentially the difference is that one specifies the past(simple past) and one is a non-specific time reference(present perfect)

American variations of the present perfect

I just had dinner(US)
I have just had dinner(US/UK)
I already saw that film(US)
I have already seen that film((US/UK)
Did you finish your test yet?(US)
Have you already finished your test(UK/US)
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