Englsh Grammar

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Updated On 02 Feb, 19


Dating and relationship Vocabulary - Spoken English Lesson - Using mustn't and needn't correctly - Using the future perfect continuous tense - Ill have been working - Using the expression ought to in English ( Modal Auxiliary Verb) - The difference between in and Inside - 'Will I/we' OR 'Shall I/we' in questions (Future) - Which one is correct? - Using Each other and One Another correctly - The Past Continuous Tense (I was Sleeping) - 03 basic uses of being - Difference between 'Idle', 'Idol' & 'Ideal' - The difference between of and off - Present Perfect Continuous Tense VS Past Perfect Continuous Tense - Using Used to and would with Past actions - The Past Perfect Tense (I had gone) - Difference between - dead, death and die - Present Perfect tense (We have gone) and Simple past tense (we went) - Phrases to talk about Driving in English - Expressing Time in English - Using an with consonant abbreviations - How to use multiple adjectives in a sentence? - Using travel words in English - The difference between Lay and Lie - Talking about addictions in English - The difference between passed and past- Saying sorry and Excusing yourself in English - Describing a bad day at work - Using 'too' correctly - Making, Accepting & Declining an invitation in English - Phrasal verbs with ASK - Using Should, Could and Would have done correctly - English Phrasal Verbs - Using the word 'Thing' in different ways - How to achieve your New Year Resolutions? - How to avoid giving information? English Lesson to practice conversation - Using 'ed' and 'ing' adjectives correctly - 14 different ways to say ' I Like it ' - 07 reasons - Why your English speaking isn't improving - Spoken English tips - Difference between 'See', 'Watch' and 'Look' - The difference between the verbs 'Speak' and 'Talk' - Difference between ' I Hope ' and ' I Wish ' - Difference between ' Small ' & ' Little ' - The difference between 'Beside' and 'Besides' - Using 'Myself', Yourself, Ourselves, Themselves Correctly - Reflexive Pronouns - Difference between 'Almost', 'Almost All' and 'Most' - Using 'Also' , 'Too' & 'Either' correctly in a sentence - Using Some & Any - Using ' TO BE ' as the main verb in a sentence - Using the expression 'BUT' in different ways - Modal verbs - Can and Could - Making Suggestions and Recommendations


Lecture 32: Using the word Thing in different ways

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Using the word Thing in different ways -- Free English lesson

The word thing can be used in many different ways besides its actual meaning commodity.

1. Do the right thing This is a typical way of saying that one has to do whats right and listen to ones conscience. When you are confused and cant decide, you hope to do the right thing, as in, make the correct decision.

2. Sure thing it is used as an affirmative reply. When your friend invites you over for dinner, to accept the invitation, you may say "sure thing". You can use this expression to say something is very certain and obvious. So when you are asked what drink youre going for, you say, "Come on, dont you know beer is a sure thing for me?"

3. The real thing to say something whose authenticity cant be disputed or to bring out a fact or something hidden, you may say, "The real thing is that the company needs to cut costs."

4. Sort of thing its a casual way of commenting on something that someone talks or asks you about. "Why dont we do a parachute jump?" "Sorry, Im not into that sort of thing."

5. The nicest thing it is generally used by girls when they are generously complimented or gifted something extremely precious. "Thats the nice thing anyone has ever saidgiven me."

6. The next big thing When youre talking about a breakthrough in science or technology, you can describe it as the next big thing. Cloud computing is the next big thing. When a new actor has given a few hit films and you want to say hes here to stay, you say, "Hes the next big thing."

7. In the thick of things a way of saying youre extremely busy or youre caught up with something that is keeping you too occupied. So when your friend gives you a call to chat about something and youre extremely busy, you say, "Sorry, Ill call you later on, Im in the thick of things."

8. First thing in the morning to say something has to be done on priority basis or you promise someone to do something on priority basis. An electronic store employee tells his customer, "My technician is coming to your house first thing in the morning."

9. Its a thing of the past you can use this phrase to refer to traditions people dont observe any more, or when talking about outdated things in general. Analogue phones are a thing of the past.



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