At the end of the day (FOCUS EXPRESSIONS)

‘at the end of the day‘ can be used literally, meaning the time of day, but is also an informal phrase that means:  when everything is taken into consideration.   *It contains the most common 5 part N-gram in English: ‘at the end of the’ iWeb 392146 English Grammar Profile C1 Point 8 in the category …

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simple prepositions (range)

Here’s an example sentence using the simple preposition ‘by‘: Dad says you‘ll probably be out by the end of the week. listen *Side note, ‘by the end of the‘ is the 18th most frequent 5-word Ngram in English. iWeb 83,781 When it comes to single word grammar points such as single-word prepositions, the English Vocabulary Profile is much better at explaining range than the …

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‘major cities’, ‘very beginning’ (major | very + noun)

For this C2 grammar, ‘major’ is an adjective meaning: important, serious, or significant. ‘Very’ is an adjective meaning: actual or precise, with emphasis on the exact quality of the following noun or an extreme point in time/space. Point 73 under the category of adjectives in C2 on the English Grammar Profile these two vocabulary items …

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