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English lesson - Words used to describe clothes - palabras en inglés
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24 quick word replacements -Stop using ‘Boring Adjectives’ (English speaking Lesson)
24 quick word replacements -Stop using ‘Boring Adjectives’ (English speaking Lesson) Blog : http://www.learnex.in/English-speaking-lesson-stop-using-boring-adjectives Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.in Very often we end up using common and boring adjectives in everyday English conversation. This leads to a boring , average spoken English. It's important to enhance our English vocabulary to use interesting adjectives to enrich our everyday English conversations. In this English speaking lesson you would learn everyday adjectives that can be replaced by certain interesting ones. 'Nice ' can be replaced by ; Likeable Pleasing Gracious Cordial So instead of saying "Susan is nice" ; you could say ..."Susan is very likeable , her personality is pleasing , her manners are gracious and she is always cordial in her behaviour." 'Bad' can be replaced by ; Awful Rotten Nasty Wicked So instead of saying that "Mark is a bad person" ...you can say "Mark is such an awful person , he can be very nasty and wicked and has rotten manners ." 'Happy' can be replaced by ; Cheerful Jovial Glad Elated So instead of saying that "Stella is a happy girl"... Replace it with " Stella is always so cheerful , her nature is jovial and experience is always glad . She always seems so elated with life ." 'Good' can be replaced by ; Super Pleasant Stupendous Stunning "Today is a good day" can be said as " Today is a super / pleasant / stupendous / stunning day ." 'Sad' can be replaced by ; Gloomy Upset Cheerless Downcast "The weather is so sad " can be rephrased as "The weather is so gloomy." " I am feeling sad " can be replaced with " I am feeling so upset or downcast or cheerless." 'Pretty' can be replaced by ; Gorgeous Appealing Stunning Attractive "Sarah is a pretty girl" can be said as " Sarah is gorgeous / very appealing / stunning or attractive ."
ENGLISH SLANG – 15 trendy fashion words
Learn new vocabulary about beauty and fashion. Just like fashion trends, the words we use in English to talk about makeup, clothing, hair, and style, change quickly. The words that are used today are not the same as five years ago. There is a whole world of beauty vloggers and fashion hauls on YouTube. If you’re into fashion, you’ll want to look en point when wearing items from your most recent haul. If makeup is your thing, you’ll be wearing a red lip or using a palette to get a smoky eye. You’ll be sporting balayage or ombre hair (don’t worry -- I’ll teach you how to pronounce those new French-origin words too!). Watch and never forget the boyfriends of Instagram. Then take the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-slang-15-trendy-fashion-words/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. In this lesson we're going to look at trendy fashion words. These are words that I'm hearing used a lot now around our times, so let's have a look through the words and learn them one-by-one so we can sound really cool and fashionable. Let's start with: "en pointe". If something is en pointe, it means perfect, it looks so good. What you're wearing today, that dress, your dress is en pointe. It's so fashionable, it's so, so hot right now. Very similar meaning to something being "on-trend". If we think about the word "trendy", it means fashionable. But to say something is trendy isn't fashionable enough anymore, we have to change it and say: "on-trend". We could also change it and say: "bang-on-trend". If it's bang-on-trend, it's even more now, happening right this minute. Next, if we're talking about makeup... When I was younger we used to talk about wearing lipstick or wearing red lipstick, or a pink lipstick, but now instead of saying the word "lipstick", it's described as: "I'm wearing a red lip today." And the same thing, instead of saying: "eye shadow", "Oh, I bought this eye shadow. It's blue. Look at it on my eyes", you don't say that because it doesn't... Doesn't sound... Doesn't sound fashionable enough, it doesn't sound like you know about makeup. So, what people who know about makeup say is they say: "Oh, today I'm wearing a smokey eye." I'm not wearing a smokey eye, I haven't got anything on, but a smokey eye is when the eye shadow looks grey or dark, and it's most often worn at night when you're going out. You get your eye shadow these days in "palettes". And instead of wearing just one eye shadow, like, wearing a pink eye shadow, the eye shadow palette comes with about... Well, as many as you want I suppose, but from 4 to 12 eye shadows, and what they do is they put on the different eye shadows from the palette. So, they will talk about creating the smokey eye from palette number three, or whatever. Next is a makeup term that's been around for a few years. This makeup term came from when the Kardashians got famous because the kind of makeup Kim Kardashian would use was a kind of makeup that shades her face to give it a certain... To make it look like there's more shadow on the face and a more dramatic kind of foundation, which is done with different brushes. It's a kind of makeup technique called "contouring". Apparently it comes... Apparently it's a makeup technique that's been around for ages, but before, drag queens used to use it, men who... Men who were still men, but dressed up as women mostly for performance and being in shows and things like that. So it originally comes from there. And I did experiment with contouring. I once watched a few too many YouTube videos, and it all went terribly wrong, so moving on from contouring. Next we have "drugstore makeup". In England we don't have drugstores, we have pharmacies where you go and buy your medicine, and you can buy toiletries, but we don't have drugstores. We have chains of drugstores, for example, Boots or Superdrug, and you can go in there and buy makeup, but we never call those places drugstores. Yet, when people talk about makeup now, the younger generation, they will... They will talk about buying drugstore makeup, which means the kind of makeup that only... Only costs you a few pounds to buy, it's not the really, really expensive makeup, and you can... You can buy it easily, close... Close... Close where you live. So, drugstore makeup is the kind of makeup you can do that doesn't cost you so much money as the really expensive brands. So that's an American term, but it's being used a lot here now in England. The next... The next two terms are about hair. These are newer fashionable techniques for dying your hair, and the two words come from French. In the English pronunciation we'd say: "balayage".
10 Stunningly Beautiful English Words
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Adjectives : Best English grammar & communication skills tips - by Mrs. Vennila Sathyamoorthi
This video lecture " Adjectives" will help students and corporate people to understand following topics for IBPS, GRE, GMAT ,BANK PO, 1.adverb for communication 2.words to describe communication style 3.business adjectives list 4.professional adjectives to describe a person 5.communication adjective form 6.adjectives for company names 7.adjectives to describe a company culture 8.adjectives to describe skills Name of the Expert: Mrs. Vennila Sathyamoorthi Topic: Subject Verb Agreement About Expert: Growing over the years, Conquering our fears, Lets climb to the top, We got nowhere to stop !! These are the inspiring words of VENNILA who believes that there is a treasure trove of wisdom, power and greatness slumbering within every human being waiting to be awakened by some unseen force!! The evolution of man through the ages has been of growth, progress, achievement and fulfilment. In this endless quest for excellence, lies the greatness of man, forever pursuing untrodden paths, discovering newer oceans and climbing greater Vennila believes that this long and tough journey to the top can be made easy and enjoyable if one is empowered with the right vehicle. It is here she steps in and designs the vehicle which will help the learners reach their destination faster. Her passion is to kindle the fire in the hearts of people through her unique training programs which enable them to step out of complacency and aim for excellence. In her workshops, Vennila imparts life-altering knowledge and experience that unfolds success in personal and professional lives of the learners. She specialises in programmes that revolve around leadership development, team building, memory training, time management, power of endurance, ethics in business and positive With a Masters in English Literature and into a career of college teaching , Vennila was looked upon by the students as a perennial source of inspiration, not only as a teacher but also as a great human being. Vennila has an Advanced Diploma in Training from the reputed Indian Academy of Training and Development (IATD).Having been exposed to training programs and workshops conducted by international trainers like Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Wilson Luna and Sidra Jafri, Vennila creates leaders who leave an indelible mark on their organisations!! To buy full course visit, https://www.btechguru.com/courses/dem... For Engineering Courses visit, https://www.btechguru.com/courses For GATE Courses visit, https://www.btechguru.com/GATE For other courses visit, https://www.btechguru.com/courses/bod... In this video you will learn how to do multiplication with 11 easily. Visit our Official Website http://www.btechguru.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel now and Prepare for competitive exams. ----------------------------------------¬----------------------------------------¬---- We run a portal called www.btechguru.com, as part of Bodhbridge Educational Services (P) Ltd. We are India's first HD Video based training platform has been providing coaching since last 7 years at National level. We have been providing online coaching through Video lecture all over India with tremendous Results since last 8 years. We provide live classes and online classes for the subjects given below: 1. Spoken English 2. Vedic Maths 3. Reasoning (Verbal & Non-Verbal). 4. Communication Skills 6. Quantitative Aptitude. 7. Verbal Ability 8. Personality Development. 9. Interview Facing Techniques & Skills 10 .Resume Building 11. Time Management 12. IBPS 13. IIT JEE 14. Functional Grammar. 15. Placement Preparation. 16. Gate . - Our Experts Teaching Techniques, Shortcut Methods are unique and incomparable. ----------------------------------------¬-------------------------------- Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/btechguru.in... ----------------------------------------¬-------------------------------- Follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/btechguru ----------------------------------------¬--------------------------------
Hair colors and styles in English  | Learn English Lessons - Beginner vocabulary
In this English vocabulary lesson you'll learn English sentences for describing hair colors and styles. It includes the English for: long hair, short hair, straight and curly hair, brown hair, etc. In the lesson, each word or phrase is shown in English (and English) so you the learner know exactly what you are learning. The English is repeated 3 times so you can clearly remember how to pronounce that word or sentence. You will see the English words on the screen twice so that you will know how to read and spell those words. Learn English using Learn English Lessons - Beginner vocabulary, all with pictures and sound from www.englishactivities.net. Each specially drawn picture clearly shows the item in the topic and each English word or phrase is introduced in both English and English. Check out more English lessons on the English Activities channel or stop by www.englishactivities.net for free interactive lessons, games and tests with all our vocabulary topics.
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50 Most Common Phrases in English - http://bit.ly/2BkV7bw Mastering American Accent book (recommended!) - http://amzn.to/2Bm1LOO I am wearing a blouse from Romwe - https://goo.gl/ShvSXg American slang words that you need to know: 1. to bail = to leave abruptly 2. to feel blue = to feel sad 3. buck = dollar 4. by the skin of my teeth = just barely 5. creep = strange person 6. stalker = somebody who is constantly following you in a n annoying way 7. coach potato = a lazy person who spends the bulk of their time engaged in things that can be done while sitting on a couch 8. to crash = to fall asleep abruptly 9. down to Earth = and adjective for practicality and lack of pretense 10. for real = a proclamation of honesty 11. cold shoulder = a metaphor for deliberately ignoring someone 12. plead the fifth = references the fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allows a witness in court to refuse questions on the grounds that they risk self-incrimination 13. screw up = to make a mistake, i.e. mess up 14. sweet = an adjective that describes something that is good, or nice 15. tight = an adjective that describes closeness between competitors, i.e. a tight competition 16. to trash = can be used as an intransitive verb for destruction 17. to wrap up = to finish 18. to hang out = to spend time relaxing 19. wheels = car 20. babe = if you refer to someone as a babe, it means that you think they’re hot and attractive 21. to get busted = to get caught 22. to have a blast = to enjoy doing something 23. epic fail = complete disaster If you want the same shirt - Buy $55 get $5 reduction (The coupon code for your subscribers): RWENJOY5 https://goo.gl/RVdzEm → Romwe site link https://goo.gl/ra3ek7 → Some new trendy clothes 📗🇺🇸 My book about how I got full financial aid to study in the USA (my story + tips) - https://goo.gl/fKwah2 ⭐ INSTAGRAM - linguamarina ⭐ LEARN LANGUAGES ABROAD - https://linguatrip.com 📝 Get your English text corrected instantly - https://fluent.express/ 📷 FILMING EQUIPMENT VLOGS (outdoors): - Canon G7X - http://amzn.to/2l2aSfE VIDEOS indoors: - Sony A7R II (also perfect for instagram) - http://amzn.to/2DrCNTU - Sony 50 mm lens - http://amzn.to/2G2r4c4 SOUND: - Zoom H4n Pro (better than any built-in camera sound) - http://amzn.to/2DVJzyr - Rode video mic (when I have to use my camera to record the sound) - http://amzn.to/2BhkCKW 🎈PROMOS $20 TO SPEND ON AIRBNB - http://bit.ly/2g0F87Q $20 TO SPEND ON UBER - http://ubr.to/2k1B89L
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Learn The Word: Grandiose (adjective)
Grandiose (adjective) - Impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so. - Excessively grand or ambitious. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Learn how to say new words. Increase your vocabulary. Improve pronunciation. Get smart. The education channel where you can learn new nouns, verbs, adjectives, and improve your language skills. Subscribe and never miss a new word. Follow on Twitter @OutofThisWord_ Can't find a word you are looking for? Request it! www.OutofThisWord.online ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carefree Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Adjective Phrase & Adjectival Phrase | Explanation of Adjective Phrase
Adjective Phrase & Adjectival Phrase | Explanation of Adjective Phrase What is adjective phrase? An 'adjective phrase' is a phrase whose head word is an adjective, e.g. fond of steak, very happy, quite upset about it, etc. The adjective in an adjective phrase can initiate the phrase (e.g. fond of steak), conclude the phrase (e.g. very happy), or appear in a medial position (e.g. quite upset about it). The dependents of the head adjective that is the other words and phrases inside the adjective phrase—are typically adverbs or prepositional phrases, but they can also be clauses (e.g. louder than you do). Adjectives and adjective phrases function in two basic ways in clauses, either attributively or predicatively. When they are attributive, they appear inside a noun phrase and modify that noun phrase, and when they are predicative, they appear outside the noun phrase that they modify and typically follow a linking verb. Examples of Adjective Phrases: The adjective phrases are underlined in the following example sentences, the head adjective in each of these phrases is in bold, and how the adjective phrase is functioning—attributively or predicatively: • Sentences can contain tremendously long phrases. • This sentence is not tremendously long. • A player faster than you were on their team. • He is faster than you. • Sam ordered a very spicy but quite small pizza. • The pizza is very spicy but quite small. The distinguishing characteristic of an attributive adjective phrase is that it appears inside the noun phrase that it modifies. An interesting trait of these phrases in English is that an attributive adjective alone generally precedes the noun, e.g. a proud man, whereas a head-initial or head-medial adjective phrase follows its noun, e.g. a man proud of his children. A predicative adjective (phrase), in contrast, appears outside of the noun phrase that it modifies, usually after a linking verb, e.g. The man is proud. What is adjectival phrase? The term adjectival phrase is sometimes used instead of adjective phrase. However, there is tendency to call a phrase an adjectival phrase in such a case where that phrase is functioning like an adjective phrase would, but does not contain an actual adjective. For example, in Mr Clinton is a man of wealth, the prepositional phrase of wealth modifies a man the way an adjective would, and it could be reworded with an adjective, e.g. Mr Clinton is a wealthy man. Similarly, that boy is friendless (the adjective "friendless" modifies the noun "boy") and That boy is without a friend (a prepositional phrase where "without a friend" modifies boy. Similarly, the term adjectival phrase is commonly used for any phrase in attributive position, whether it is technically an adjective phrase, noun phrase, or prepositional phrase. These may be more precisely distinguished as phrasal attributives or attributive phrases. This definition is commonly used in English style guides for writing, where the terms attributive and adjective are frequently treated as synonyms, because attributive phrases are typically hyphenated, whereas predicative phrases generally are not, despite both modifying a noun. Thanks for watching. Please, subscribe. ............................................................... Sources: Text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjective_phrase Images & Music: Background Music: Evgeny Teilor, https://www.jamendo.com/track/1176656/oceans The Lounge: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz www.pixabay.com www.openclipart.com ......................................... Tags: adjective phrases what are adjective phrases adjectival phrases definition of adjective phrases
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Choosing the Correct Adjective
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English Grammar - What Are Adjective and How to Use Them: Quality & Quantity
In this video I discuss what adjectives are. I draw a distinction between adjectives used to describe the quality of a noun as well as the quantity of a noun. I also discuss the use of the words Few, Many, A Lot, Several, Much, The, A, and An. Enjoy
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What Is A Tone Adjective?
Tone refers to an authors use of words and writing style to convey his or her attitude towards a topic. Tone is often defined as what the author feels about the subject. 11 entries found tone (noun); Tone (verb); Toned (adjective) 28 sep 2014 adjectives for tone, feelings and emotions many times the same adjectives are used to express tone, feelings and emotions are the same. Usually unable to hear the difference between musical notes or sing right notesadjective t n def. Two tone meaning in the cambridge english dictionary. Bilse as a tone attitude wordsaccusatory charging of wrong doingapathetic indifferent due to lack energy or concern4. Words used to describe someone's voice macmillan dictionary. Mainly literary the sound of someone's voice tone and mood words listed below are also available as a word document. Adjectives for mood and tone. Ap words to describe tone and diction teacherweb. Angry, anxious, apologetic words for describing tone admiring complimentary, favorableallusive suggestive, hinting. Bitter exhibiting synonyms for tone at thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Aloof haughty, distant 17 jul 2016 a list of 37 words describing tone voice can be used to plan or evaluate website content is more than merely an author's attitude toward his her audience and characters; Adjective leo uses mocking when he describes mrs. Which adjectives best describe the tone of 'barn burning'? What definition for english language learners from merriam tone, feelings and emotions by karol dahiana prezi. Tone of voice words nielsen norman grouptone attitude wordsthesaurus. Tone is often defined as what the author lowused for describing a deep voice or sound that has long wavelength someone's dulcet tones. Medical definition of 25 may 2009 from the opening paragraph, we can tell that tone story will be excited and impassioned at least in moments when see written for english language learners merriam webster. Tone and mood fall river public schoolsdefinition of tone deaf by merriam webster. Tone list of adjectives to describe tone and feelings emotions. Dictionary and word of the day two tone meaning, definition, what is clothes or shoes that are meaning in english dictionary toneadjective you might think about difference between mood as follows attitude author toward audience. Inspirational would certainly be a good adjective for tone or moodabashed, abrasive, abusive, acceptingaffectionate, aghast, allusive, amused. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, 27 jun 2014 tone refers to an author's use of words and writing style convey his or her attitude towards a topic. Word's to describe tone, attitude, and mood vocabulary list tone on adjective definition, pictures, pronunciation 155 words an author's writers write. Tone tone definition, any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, give the proper (a musical instrument)multitoned, adjective when you are writing a sto
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Words to make yourself more interesting
Do you want your stories to sound more interesting? In this lesson I teach you all about 'informal intensifiers'. That's the grammatical name for an adverb, such as 'very', that makes adjectives stronger, as you see in the following example: I'm hungry. [subject] + [verb] + [adjective] I'm very hungry. [subject] + [verb] + [intensifying adverb] + [adjective] I'm sure you already know the meaning of 'very'. However, we use different intensifiers depending on the background/social class of the speaker, as well as the formality of the situation. This English lesson explains which intensifiers you should use in different situations. Some adjectives, mostly swear words, also act as informal intensifiers. This means that people use them in their speech for dramatic effect. In this lesson, you learn a lot of new vocabulary to make your speech more interesting. You also find out about the most commonly used swear words in British English, so that you can be interesting in every situation! Take the quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/make-yourself-more-interesting-informal-intensifiers/ TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. I'm talking about informal intensifiers today and this is a way to make a story more dramatic and it's what we use as native speakers when we're, yeah, telling a story. So when we're telling a story, we'll put in these adverbs to add drama you could say. But we... We've got a choice of intens-... They're otherwise known as intensifiers. We've got a choice of what words we can use. Any they depend... And the words we choose depend on the context and they depend on the kind of story you want to tell. So let's... Firstly, to describe what "posh" is. In the UK, "posh" means belonging to a higher social class. It could be a way of behaving, it could be a way of speaking. So we have that in England because of the queen and all stuff like that, and that's just the way English British society is. So posh people use different words in their speech. So in their speech, these are the preferred words for posh English. So someone might say: "When my contact lens was in my eye, it was fairly uncomfortable." Or "rather" has the same meaning. "It was my eye. I was rather upset." And they mean the same thing. They mean like: "quite". Not used so much nowadays, but in the past, posh people liked to say: "Terribly" and "Awfully" and they didn't mean them as terrible/awful. They actually mean the opposite, they mean "very" and "good". "I went to the party and it was a terribly lovely party and there were many people there." Or you could say: "Borris is an awfully good chap." That means: "very good chap" for a posh person. Posh language is going to prefer these informal intensifiers. Neutral English-sometimes posh people will use it too-neutral English, we would use all of these adverbs mostly. So you would be intensifying a story by saying: "I was in so much pain." And you really make the "so" long: "So much pain" when you're telling a story. Again, you can emphasize the "really". "I was really stressed." You could say that. One thing to mention about "quite" is they mean... It means the same thing as "fairly", but "fairly" is more posh and "quite" is more in the middle or whatever. And "too" means negative. So: "When my contact lens got stuck in my eye..." This sentence is not going to work. The sentence I'm thinking of, you'd say something is too expensive as in too much for a negative when you're using this adverb. But we have even more choice for informal intensifiers. We have slang words. So I'm going to teach you some English slang that people use. "Bare" means "very" and "nough" also means "very". You couldn't... You could write the... You could write this on Facebook or in chat or something, but you couldn't write it anywhere formally. "And when my contact lens got stuck in my eye, I was bare stressed. You know that." Or: "I couldn't get it out. I was nough upset. I didn't know what to do." They mean... "Nough" I used it like "really" there. So you also have this option if you wish. And I don't know about in your country, but English people swear quite a lot. I don't really swear, I don't really like it. But here is swear words you can use. You probably know this one, I bet you know this one. But do you know this one? "Bloody" it's not a very strong swear word anymore. At the end of my story I said: "The bloody contact lens finally came out." You call something "bloody" if it's irritating or annoying. It used to be strong, it's not so bad now. And here are two other ones. I found that people say these ones when they don't like to say this one. They sound kind of like this one and they're a little bit more polite swear words. And they sound like this: "frigging" or "flipping". "My flipping contact lens got stuck in my eye."
English Lesson | English Grammar | Vocabulary | Adjectives to describe a Person
In English, there are a lot of great words to describe person. People vary in terms of their physical appearance and personalities, and the words that are used to describe them are just as varied. Some words are better suited to describing the physical appearance of someone, some are best used to describe the person’s style, and others are ideal for describing the person’s character traits. It is important to have these words in your written and spoken vocabulary because you may, at some point in your life, face a situation that requires you to describe someone. # Calm: Serene, Someone who has a calm personality does not get agitated or upset easily. # Arrogant: Consumed with self-importance. Humble: Meek, considerate of others, acknowledging of one’s limitations. #Eccentric: Eccentric personalities are out of the box. They are unusual and often strange in the eyes of others. #Charismatic: The ability to effortlessly winning the affections of other. # Flamboyant: Having a preference for the fashionably glamorous and expensive things. #Chic: Fashionably current. A chic style is usually simple, unique, and fashionable all at the same time. #Eclectic: possessing a style that is inspired by varying ideas and cultures. Example: The eclectic world history teacher never ceased to amaze his students with new and culturally diverse wardrobe items. #Modest: Simple and conventional. The opposite of flamboyant or risqué. Someone with a modest style usually go for the simple. Example: The two girls couldn’t be more different in style with Samantha having a flair for the extravagant and Samara being # Blonde: A yellowish hair color. This hair color comes in a variety of yellow or gold shades which range from rich or heavy to light. This word is often used to describe a woman who has hair of this color. Men’s hair can also be described as blond. # Brunette: Dark brown hair. This word is used to describe a woman who has this type of hair. # Lanky: Very tall and slim in an unappealing or clumsy way. This word is often used to describe someone in a negative way. #Generous: Kind and considerate of others. Mysterious: Difficult to understand. Seemingly secretive. #Creative: Talented when it comes to finding new solutions, fixing things, or coming up with novel ideas. #Flexible: Open to and accepting of changes. Easily adaptable to new situations and environments. So these are some adjectives that English speakers use these on daily basis. So start using them.
Adjectives the Nerdy Way
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Adjective Fashion Show
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How to Become a Descriptive Writer : English & Writing Lessons
Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Description is one of the most powerful tools in any writer's arsenal. Become a descriptive writer with help from a professional reading and English tutor in this free video clip. Expert: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster Bio: Cristina Gutierrez-Brewster has successfully improved the reading and writing skills of fifth-through-eighth grade, inner-city youths for six years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Understanding English and writing, along with how to really use these topics to your own benefit, is a cornerstone of any person's education. Get tips on subjects related to English and writing with help from a professional reading and English tutor in this free video series.
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8+ Vocabulary to Describe a Work of Art
Visit allearsenglish.com/insider for your free IELTS Masterclass Video Series. Transcript: Hey, guys. Um, you know what? I was, I just had a class with a student this morning, and he made a request, a student in our course, because I only teach them, but he made a request for a couple more vocabulary videos. So, if you're watching, student, you know who you are. Thank you for the request. (laughs) So, today, we're talking about, um, vocabulary to describe a work of art. Now, guys, you know that you have to really broaden your horizons in your IALTS preparation in order to be ready for anything. And I am c- certain that describing a work of art is difficult for a lot of you out there. It's even difficult for a lot of native speakers, okay? So, guys, include this in your study plan. Choose a museum. It'd be cool if it was a museum in the city you wanted to live in or where you live now. Go to the museum's website. Choose one work of art. And then, look that up. Look up that specific painting, or sculpture, what have you. Look it up on Wikipedia, any resource. Just read a description of it, okay? That's how you're going to get really comfortable in the language, the tone, the vocabulary we use to discuss this very specific topic. Okay, so, let's get into my recommendations for some vocabulary, here. Um, all right. So, uh, first of all, if you're describing a sculpture, some things you might say, "A marble bust." So, marble is a material, like a stone material, um, and, very expensive, (laughs) and heavy. And, a bust is like from the hips to p- to here. Okay? That is a bust. So, that is a marble bust. I looked at one just an hour ago when I was preparing this. Um, and, the description for this piece was, "It is elegant." Okay? This word, it, it's like a graceful, flowing, uh, appearance, okay? I like graceful, as well, as an adjective. You can also describe a work of art as restrained. Now, this, i- it's a simple, right? There's not a lot, there's not tons of, like, fancy detail or additional, uh, decoration, okay? So, restrained. Um, if you're describing, uh, works of art that are from a classical period, or either, or might mimic that style, you could say it has a classical sensibility. So, that means it looks like a traditional work of art. That could, anything, guys, sculpture, uh, film, um, paintings, okay? I love that phrase. Now, describing it more specifically, right? The materials, like marble, paintings are often oil on canvas. So, in your description of a work of art, knowing the material is very helpful, right? It completes the details. Um, sometimes, you might see a mural. This is, uh, fantastic. A mural is a huge piece. You can see them outside. They cover whole walls. Inside museums, as well, something that covers the whole wall. I am thinking specifically of one of my favorites, the Guernica from Picasso. So, I looked that up on Wikipedia, and that gave me some ideas for vocab, today, so I encourage you guys to read that article, as well. Important historical piece. Guys, if you are wondering about any of my vocab, remember, look below the video. I type it all out for you guys. Okay, um, another phrase, which is nice, it utilizes a pallette of ... So, pallette is like the range of colors, right? So utilizes a pallette of grays and blacks. We, uh, normally colors aren't pluralized, but in this phrase, they are. Um, okay, another adjective, you could describe it, any piece, as moving. If it made you feel something, okay, it is moving. And last one, I love this one. Um, if you're describing what, what you see in the painting, you could say, um, "Prominent in the composition is ..." blah, blah, blah, is a woman and her child, whatever. Um, so, that's a great way to introduce what you actually see in the photo or painting. Okay, guys. So, please, write down some of this vocab. Practice using it, but most of all, I encourage you to start your own research into art. Guys, all these, all the famous museums have, like, virtual tours you can take. Just choose a couple pieces that strike you and research them. Okay, guys. Thank you so much for watching, today. And remember, you can become one of our students by going to allearsenglish.com/keys. All right, guys, thanks for watching. I'll see you next time.
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Speaking about physical appearance in English - Spoken English Lesson
Speaking about physical appearance in English - Spoken English Lesson Blog : http://www.learnex.in/talking-about-physical-appearance-in-english In this English you will learn how to talk about physical appearances of people in English. English language has a variety of words to describe a person's physical appearance. The words are quite specific depending on the physical characteristic you are describing. In this lesson, let's learn how to describe a person's appearance : Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Height - Short / Average / Tall Example - Mike is a very tall guy. Build / Weight - Skinny / Slim / Slender / Chubby / Plump / Obese / Stout Example - Donna is quite slim. Complexion - Wheatish (Brown) / Tanned / Dark-skinned / White Hair Length - Bald / Short / Shoulder length / Long Hair Style - Straight / Wavy / Curly Hair Color - Blonde / Redhead / Grey / Brunette Eyes - The color of the Eyes ( Blue,Green,Brown,Grey) Big and small , Squint (Eyes are not aligned) Facial Features - Beard / Mustache / Pimples / Dimples / Mole
Welcome Adjectives Market
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Is The Word Handsome An Adjective?
Handsome (adjective) definition and synonyms handsome of in english word 'handsome'? Quora. 613 handsome synonyms other words for handsomewordreference forumsenglish to spanish translation spanishdict. What does handsome mean? Definitions collins english dictionarymeaning of in longman dictionary comparative constructions 'more handsome' or 'handsomer definition by the free. Handsome adjective oxford learner's dictionaries. A woman can be pretty, beautiful or handsome, each word having a different see 11 authoritative translations of handsome in spanish with example adjective(man)guapo (spain)lindo (latin america)(woman) Definition by merriam websterhandsome defined yourdictionarythesaurus. What is handsome (adjective)? Handsome (adjective) meaning, pronunciation synonyms and related words definition of in english the oxford dictionaries word year 2016 dictionary 20update. Adjective handsome (comparative more or handsomer, superlative most a style, etc from longman dictionary of contemporary englishhandsomehand some hns m w3 1 a) beautiful good lookinga man who is for 2 syllable adjectives, either form (more er est) at least 'credible' to if not all speakers, but any specific word the thesaurusantonymsrelated wordssynonymslegend handsomehaving qualities that delight eye attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, adverb expression idiom noun phrase verbattractive excellent extraordinary great groovy super superb can indeed be used woman. Define handsome at dictionary definition, having an attractive, well proportioned, and imposing common words popularized by book characters superhandsome, adjective define pleasing to look at; Especially of a person appearance that causes han(t) s m automatically from various online news sources reflect current usage the word 'handsome stately or attractive proportions appearancea sleek, carlarge in amount measure; Generous considerable reward; Won margin synonyms for thesaurus with free thesaurus, antonyms, definitions. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, question. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, definition of handsome adjective in oxford advanced american dictionary. To handsome something definition of in the definitions dictionaryrank popularity for word 'handsome' adjectives frequency #690 apr 20, 2017 a man has an attractive face with regular featureshandsome is one 10000 most commonly used words british english hnds m adjective 1. Can the word 'handsome' be used for women? . Dictionary and word of the day definition handsome adjective in oxford advanced learner's dictionary. While handsome is definition, meaning, what a man physically attractive in definition of english dictionary adjective (attractive) create and share your own word lists quizzes for free!. Drunk texts, squad goals, and handsome first appeared in the english language as handsom, meaning 'easy to handle', by 1750, word had started making a regular appearance an
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Adjectives and Examples - Time4Writing.com
When you read, you want the material you are absorbing to be interesting and exciting. To do that, the writer needs to be as descriptive as possible. One way to describe is to use adjectives, or words that describe nouns (persons, places, or things). This video explores adjectives and gives adjective examples. Time4Writing can teach you how to properly use adjectives when writing at all grade levels. These courses can help: Elementary Grammar & Mechanics Course https://www.time4writing.com/elementary-school/grammar-skills-rules/ Middle School Writing Enhancement Course https://www.time4writing.com/middle-school/writing-enhancement/ High School Grammar & Mechanics Course https://www.time4writing.com/high-school/writing-mechanics/
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Advanced English Grammar: Participles
Using participles correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your English writing. If you're learning English for university, IELTS, TOEFL, or for your career, this advanced writing lesson is for you! You will learn to analyze sentences so that you can understand them fully and write your own. Often, English learners are unsure of whether an "-ing" word is an adjective or an adverb. In this lesson, you'll learn how the participle "having" includes the subject, verb, and conjunction. I'll show you many example sentences, and you can practice what you've learned on our quiz at https://www.engvid.com/advanced-english-grammar-participles/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at participles. Now, this is a little bit more advanced grammar, but it's very useful and it's used in everyday speaking, but especially for writing and reading because you're going to see participles everywhere. What participles do is they help you get sentence variety, they help you make your sentences shorter, if necessary, they give you a little bit of style. Okay? There are two participles that we need to look at, they are called the active or passive participle. Sometimes you'll see them as present or past participle. Past participles, you're familiar with. Sometimes they're called the verb three, so: "eat", past tense "ate", past participle is "eaten". Right? So that's the participle. Now, especially with the "ing" you have to be careful because "ing" words, although they are verbs with "ing", they can be pretty much anything. They could be a gerund, as you know, so they're nouns; they could be part of the continuous verb, so "be going", so: "I am going", it's a continuous action; but "ing" words can also be adjectives and adverbs. When they are adjectives and adverbs they are actually participles. So it's very important to recognize them and know how to use them. So what I want to do first is I want to look at the adjective participles. Now, what you have to remember about adjective participles, they are... They are reduced adjective clauses. You know an adjective clause, it's meant to modify a noun. It identifies it or gives extra information about a noun. A participle, an adjective participle is that adjective clause minus the subject and the verb. Okay? But we're going to look at that in a second. So let's look at this sentence first. Oh, sorry, let me... I made a little mistake here. "Dressed in his class-A uniform, the marine looked like a recruitment poster." So this is the passive or the past participle ending in "ed", it's a regular verb, so: "dressed". "Dressed in his class-A uniform". Now, if I rearrange the sentence, really, it says: "The marine, who was dressed in his class-A uniform, looked like a recruitment poster." Okay? Like a poster that wants people to join the marines, etc. But I can take that adjective clause, I get rid of the "who was" or "who is", depending on the tense. Get rid of that, and I'm left with a participle phrase. Now, I can take that participle phrase and move it to the beginning of the sentence, just like I have here. The key when you're using participles at the beginning... A participle phrase at the beginning of a sentence, you must make sure that the subject, which is not there but it is understood: who was, who is the marine, so the marine who was dressed in his class-A, and then the subject of the independent clause must be the same subject. Okay? We're going to look at a couple more examples. "Standing near the window, Marie could see the entire village." Look at the other example: "Standing near the window, the entire village was in view." Now, many people will look at both sentences and think: "Yeah, okay, I understand them. They're both correct." This sentence is incorrect. Why? Because the subject here is "the village". Can the village stand near the window? No, it can't. So: "Standing near the window" means Marie. "Marie, who was standing near the window, could see the entire village." This subject cannot do this action, so you have to make sure that the implied or the understood subject in the participle is the exact same as the subject of the independent clause that follows it. Okay? That's very, very important. So now what we're going to do, I'm going to look at a few more examples and I want to show you that you can start the sentence with a participle phrase, but you can also leave it in the middle of the sentence. Okay? Let's look at that. Okay, let's look at these examples now and you'll see the different positions the participles can take. And again, we're talking about participle phrases for the most part. "The jazz musician, known for his tendency to daydream, got into a zone and played for an hour straight." Okay? So what we're doing here, we're giving you a little bit more information about the musician. We're not identifying him. We're giving you extra information, which is why we have the commas.
Beginner's Japanese language - nominalizing adjective words
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CLOTHES and FASHION: Learn Vocabulary to Talk About Clothes
In this lesson I talk about the topic of CLOTHES and FASHION! You can learn 4 common phrasal verbs related to clothing and dressing and 8 adjectives to describe types of fashion. Practice with me in the video lesson! Leave a comment below and practice your English. Answer the questions in the video and I will help you with your English. **LEARN ENGLISH CONVERSATION: If you want to practice and improve your English Conversation with a native English teacher - check out my Fluent Conversation Course You can take lessons with me on Skype or Face to Face in Sydney. DETAILS HERE - http://bit.ly/2oTcBdD GET YOUR FREE E-BOOK - HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH WITH CONFIDENCE Learn my 6 fun and powerful steps to becoming a more confident English speaker. In this book I teach you 6 methods to help you become a more fluent speaker. GET YOUR BOOK HERE https://realenglishspeaker.com/free-ebook/ When you sign up you will also receive free English Lessons and Tips to your email Real English Speaker uploads English Video lessons every week! Subscribe here https://youtube.com/realenglishspeaker For one-to-one English conversation lessons on SKYPE- check out the website http://www.realenglishspeaker.com Join the Real English Speaker community!: Facebook: http://facebook.com/realenglishspeaker Twitter: http://twitter.com/realenglishnick Google+: https://google.com/+realenglishspeaker Instagram: https://instagram.com/realenglishspeaker
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A Quick Reading on Adjectives and Adverbs
Here's a quick reading from the Elements of Style about the use of adverbs and adjectives. In general, you want to chose precise verbs and nouns that don't need these extra qualifying words (sometimes called "-ly" words). I think novel writers can learn from the work of many great poets who have mastered this skill by thoughtfully choosing each word to communicate their message. If you haven't read The Elements of Style I highly recommend it! http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Style-Fourth-Edition/dp/020530902X/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=bartlebylibrary&linkCode=w00&linkId=K5VYES4U3HNFQHTO&creativeASIN=020530902X
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10 Very British Adjectives
In this English lesson we look at 10 adjectives that are used all the time in British English. They are all very informal and are most frequently used in spoken English. Do you want to improve your listening? Sign up to Audible for a free 30 day trial - http://bit.ly/2AoARJ6 If you enjoyed this video please SHARE it with anyone you know studying English and of course hit the LIKE button. Stay connected with me on social media Website: http://www.eatsleepdreamenglish.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatsleepdreamenglish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatsleepdreamenglish Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EatSleepDreamEnglish Camera: Canon G7X Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X Music by Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com)
The Adjective Fashion show
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English Lesson # 156 - Superficial (Adjective) - Learn English Pronunciation & Vocabulary.
English Lesson # 156 - Superficial (Adjective) - Learn English Pronunciation & Vocabulary. Blog : http://www.learnex.in/english-vocabulary-lesson-156-superficial-adjective In this English speaking lesson, from Daily Video Vocabulary you will learn how to use the word Superficial as an adjective. Many a times, things may not seem very real or may not be genuine. They look real on the surface but actually have fake characteristics. The word ‘superficial’ basically means fake, unimportant or not thorough. Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com When something appears to be true on the surface but is not genuine in reality, it is said to be superficial. That means on the surface it seems genuine, but in real it isn’t. If you describe an action, feeling, or a relationship as superficial, you mean that it appears to be real or genuine, but isn’t so when analyzed in detail. It is the opposite. So, when the outward appearance or the impression of something is completely different from its real nature, it is superficial. The word ‘superficial’ is an adjective as it describes something of being unreal or not thorough. ‘Superficially’ is an adverb as it describes the action of being unreal or fake. For example, a car has met with an accident but is not completely damaged as expected. It has a few scratches and dents that could be fixed easily and there are no major repairs required. It means that the car has superficial damage. Example Sentences for practice : Example 01: When health problems persist, a detailed examination is required rather than a superficial one. Example 02: A mother’s love for her child can never be superficial. Example 03: Lara looked into the mirror and regretted coloring her hair as it looked very superficial. Example 04: His manager refused to accept John’s superficial reason for not completing the project within its deadline. Example 05: Walter pretends to be a computer wizard even though he has superficial computer knowledge. Example 06: The colleagues at work mingle vey superficially to maintain peaceful relationships with one another. Example 07 : During the interrogation, the police dodged the man with tricky questions as he kept giving superficial replies. Example 08: Her superficial confidence helped Judy to speak without fumbling at the annual meeting. Have you ever put up a superficial attitude with anyone? Vocabulary, English lesson, English lessons, learn English, spoken English, English speaking, lesson, pronunciation, British English, American English, Accent Training, basic English, Advanced English, Advanced Vocabulary, ielts, toefl, speak English, speaking English, listening, idioms, Niharika, ESL lessons, engvid, Ronnie engvid, james engvid, engvid lessons, lets talk, letstalkpodcast Blog : http://www.learnex.in/english-vocabulary-lesson-155-down-in-the-dumps-idiom Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast
How to change a verb into a noun!
http://www.engvid.com/ With the simple addition of '-ment' or '-ion' to a verb, it becomes a noun! Learn how to change a verb into a noun in this grammar lesson. It's pretty simple, once you understand how it works. Test your skills with the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/change-verbs-into-nouns/ TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Ronnie. I am going to teach you some English. It's going to be great. It's going to be easy, I think. Something that a lot of you have difficulty with in English is nouns, verbs, adjectives, and all those other crazy, crazy things we have in English. I'm going to teach you two tricks that will help you, when you are trying to figure out if a word is a verb or a noun, or when to use a verb. Is it a noun? Do what? So today's lesson is the birth of a noun. You are going to take a verb, it's going to do some magical things, and by the end of the lesson it is going to become a noun, so birth of a noun. How to change a verb to a noun, the first thing we are going to do is have a look at the verbs. We have the verb "employ, develop, move, judge, advertise, and establish." Do you think you see a spelling mistake here? Are you wondering why this is an "s" and not a "z-ed," well, let me tell you something. In the UK also known as England, they would spell it with a zed, whereas in North America we spell it with an "s." So there is a spelling difference. And so, you might see it spelled with a "zed" or an "s." Both of them are correct, if you have spellcheck when you are typing something, it might go wrong. But you might have American spellcheck, so just be careful. So, either "zed" or "s" is correct. "Employ" do you know what that verb means? Have you heard that word, "employ?" It means use or work. The next one we have is "develop;" if you "develop" something it basically means you help to grow. The next one is move. I am moving my right hand, but not my left hand. That would cause much problem. The next one is judge. There's a noun of "judge" and a verb of "judge." To "judge" something means to give your opinion. The next one is "advertise." The "s" and the "zed" the pronunciation is the same. Don't worry. "Advertise" means to tell something, usually you do it for money. You "advertise" something on a website, or you advertise on TV to get a product, to make you money. The next one is "establish, establish means to make something. What we're going to do, two tricks. The first trick is we're going to take these verbs, and we are going to add four letters to make it a noun. The letters are "m-e-n-t." So we have the verb "employ." The noun changes to "employment." Did you just say mint and not m-e-n-t? I did, English pronunciation is difficult. In English we don't say employment, we actually say it like this word, "m-i-n-t." Like a breath mint. So all of these words you must spell with "m-e-n-t," but your pronunciation is going to be "m-i-n-t," like "mint, employment." The next one we have is a "development." "Employment" means job. "Development," we use it to mean an area that has been "developed." You could use it to say it's a building; this is a "development" of this country, or a building of a company. "Move," we have the noun of movement. "Move, move," not "move, move," do you know why I got distracted? Because, I was thinking of a Bob Marley song that's called "A Movement of the People, "movement" of the people. If anyone is a Bob Marley fan out there. "Movement" of people is a good way to remember what this word means. "Movement" basically means a group of people who try and change something in society, so a "movement" is a group of people. The next one is "judge, judgment." It means the same, the noun, and the verb. You give your opinion of something. "Advertisement," an "advertisement" you will see on the subway. You will see everywhere you go, everywhere you look. In the world, people are trying to sell you something in an "advertisement." We usually shorten the word, and just call it an "ad." Next one is "establish," changes to "establishment." For some reason I don't like the word "establishment." "Establishment" means something that has been "established." We usually use it in the form of government or politics; it can also mean a place like a restaurant. I like restaurants. The next trick, trick number one is you take the verb you change it to a noun using "m-e-n-t" or "m-i-n-t" "employment." The next one is this word, "act."
Is The Word Respectful An Adjective?
So when you behave in a way that's respectful, you're doing something to show admiration for another person define respectful showing or having respect sentence. Entries found respectful (adjective)respectful r sp ktf l adjective include any comments and questions you have about this word words that describe nouns. Respectful meaning in the cambridge english dictionaryrespectful defined yourdictionarycollins definition of respectful word reference. Thesaurus synonyms and related words respectfullink cite add to word listthe definition of respectful is behaving in way that shows regard for someone or something. Deficient (adjective) lacking in some characteristic or trait20 jul 2017 the words i'd use are obsequiousobedient attentive to an insincere towards women'. Definition of respectful by merriam webster. Define respectful at dictionary browse url? Q webcache. Googleusercontent search. Dictionary and word of the day respectful is adjective form common respect, which means a feeling admiration. What is the opposite of respectful? Word hippo. Adjectives describe how something feels respectful. R spektf l )if you are respectful, show respect for in common usage. Respectful dictionary definition vocabulary respectful. Respectful adjadjective definition of respectful written for english language learners from the. Synonyms for respectful at thesaurus with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Respectful definition for english language learners from merriam sat vocabulary words adjectives milwaukee public schools. Adjective respectful ri spekt f l example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'respectful definition adjective in oxford advanced learner's dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, respectful meaning, definition, what is showing admiration for adjective (admiration). Adjectives how to describe someone who is more 'respectful' english afrikaans dictionary translation of the word 'respectful'commonly confused words respectfully and respectively. Words that rhyme with respectful how do you pronounce the word respectful? What is adverb for noun words starting ending. Respectful adjective oxford learner's dictionaries. I'm not aware of a single word for this afrikaans translation the english respectful;;;;. Respectful dictionary definition vocabulary define respectful at thesaurus. Antonyms respectful (comparative more respectful, superlative most respectful) 2 may 2017 although the words respectfully and respectively are derived from same root adverb means (to act or speak) with respect, of respectful? Here's a list for this word. Respectful definition, full of, characterized by, or showing politeness deference a quasi respectful, adjective word origin and history for respectful. Los nios nunca aprendieron a ser respetuosos con sus mayores. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, def
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13 Advanced English words to express ANGER -  Advanced Adjective Vocabulary Lesson
13 Advanced English words to express ‘ANGER’ - Advanced Adjective Vocabulary Lesson for fluent English Speaking. Hey English learners, I am Jack and this is my first English lesson at Let’s Talk – your favourite youtube channel to improve your English speaking, Grammar and vocabulary for English conversations in real life. In this advanced English vocabulary lesson, I am bringing your 13 different ways to express anger, now anger could be little, mild and too much. So, based on the situation you could use the right English words. Practice these English words and give them a try in your spoken English. Practice them while speaking English with friends and folks to speak fluent English and increase your vocabulary as you learn new English words and practice them regulary, you would never have to ask the question, how to speak fluent English, you would have already mastered it. 👉For complete transcript of this Advanced English vocabulary lesson, visit our website – http://www.learnex.in/ ================================================== Our Social media – 👉Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast 👉Instagram – @letstalkpodcast http://www.instagram.com/letstalkpodcast 👉Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/letstalkone ====================================================== 👉English Unplugged – New English lesson series from Auckland, New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeaP-vXhB1A&list=PL4BuO6UgthvhBSnlvoMe_A-Bo4gveK9IZ 👉Learn a new word everyday - http://www.youtube.com/letstalkpodcast 👉Learn English through Hindi - (English lesosns for Hindi speakers) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtArm3-faI7bOK-6J-H-SPA 👉Learn a new Skill - Skillopedia http://www.youtube.com/skillopedia
Basic English Grammar: Parts of Speech – noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb...
In this video, I will go over the different parts of speech in English. We will be looking at the use of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. You will also learn how to arrange them in a grammatically correct sentence. Also, I will teach you in what order to place the adjectives if you have more than one. For example, do you have a "big, white, excitable dog" or a "white, excitable, big dog"? Find out by watching this lesson and doing the quiz afterwards at https://www.engvid.com/basic-english-grammar-parts-of-speech/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. James from engVid. I would like to talk about something that will help you understand English, and it's two things. Number one are parts of speech. What are the parts of speech and how do you use them? The second is called syntax, which is a very complicated word for word order. Where do you put the words in a sentence? In some languages they have a different word order, some languages it doesn't really matter, but what my job today is, is to show you where the words go and: What do they basically mean-okay-in the parts of speech? As E said: "Words. Where do they go?" Now, if you're new to English or even if you're an intermediate student, sometimes this causes you problems. Right? You've heard the terms: "preposition", "determiner", "syntax", and you're like: "Oh, it's so complicated." Today's lesson will be simple. You can go over this again and again. It will help you understand and use English better. So I'm going to start off with the most basic part of parts of speech, and I want to start with the things part. Things. Not actions, but things. I am a person. My watch is a thing. Okay? An animal, a cat or a dog, or an apple, these are things. We call these things nouns, because nouns name people - Hi, I'm James; places - Toronto, Ontario; things - my watch; animals - a cat, meow; and food - an apple. Okay? These are nouns. Example: boy, dog, apple. Okay? Nouns name these things. But sometimes you don't want to keep using the same noun again and again. "James ate the apple and James walked his dog as James talked to his friend, Oliver, and then James..." It gets what we call repetitive and boring, and it also makes the sentences go really slow. And sometimes we want to use the noun in a different way. So in this case we introduce what's called pronouns. Pronouns can replace nouns in a sentence. So now you could say something like this: "James ate the apple and he walked his dog." Instead of: "James ate the apple and James walked his dog", we can use a pronoun to replace it and make it simpler. We still know we're talking about James. Now, we talked about word order or syntax. Let me explain this. In order to use a pronoun first you must use the noun. Okay? You introduce the noun and then you can replace it with a pronoun. That's why you see number one then number two. You cannot just start with a pronoun. If I started a sentence at the beginning: "He went to the store." The very first thing you will say to me is: "Who's he?" I go: "Oh, James went to the store and he bought the apples there." And you go: "Oh, now I know who he is." So, pronouns kind of number two because you have to actually introduce first with a noun, then you can replace it with a pronoun. Now, we have several types of pronouns. I'm just going to go over and show you a couple of them so you get an idea. Pronouns include: "I", "we", which are subject pronouns. Object pronouns when we're talking about something that's not us, but something on the other side that receives action, as a subject pronoun I do things. I run. Right? We eat dinner. We're talking to them. Now, when we say "them", you go: "What?" Well, they are receiving it and we call those object pronouns. Okay? So the most basic ones are subject and object pronouns. One is doing something, one is receiving. There are reflexive pronouns, like: "himself" where somebody is talking about themselves. "He built the house himself." So he's talking about him as an object, but reflecting it back to himself. We call it reflexive pronoun. Okay? There are others, but I'm not going to get into them right now because I want to keep this simple just so you know what the parts of speech are, and you can always come to engVid to come and see other lessons in which we go deeply into reflexive pronouns, object and subject pronouns. Okay? Cool. So we talked about how pronouns can replace nouns, and we're good with that. Yeah? So let's go to stage number three, because once you've replaced them, how do you know the difference between them? Apple, apple. I don't know. That's when we have adjectives. Adjectives. The word itself can be broken into two parts: "ject" and "ad". But remember... Do you remember when I said subject and object, and I gave you the example? I said, for instance: "I" is a subject pronoun. Right? Subject, yeah, I'm good at this.
The Lazy Adjective Song
Bruno Mars has nothing on us! Today I don't feel like....describing anything! Students in Miss Haight's language arts classes are learning about adjectives- Bruno Mars style! Need some help remembering how adjectives describe or what they describe? How much do you know about demonstrative adjectives? Check out the video below to learn now!
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succinct (adj.)
succinct (adj): being brief and to the point, using no extra words. "Develop a succinct style of speaking so to no babble."
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Interrogative Adjective & Interrogative Pronoun
Interrogative Adjectives- are the ‘Wh-words’ that are used to ask questions about a Noun like what , which , whose. Interrogative Pronoun – the words which are used to ask questions are called interrogative pronouns like ‘who, what, which, whom, whose’. Related Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTqMG5P74rI&t=550s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0AKQRPuYiU&t=89s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1J2FpC4Yk&t=188s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkEnqr2frA&t=400s
Vocabulary Hack: 2 suffixes, 200+ words!
Expand your vocabulary with two easy suffixes: "-ize" and "-ization". Start using advanced verbs like "westernize', "criminalize", and "democratize" in your IELTS and TOEFL essays. Use advanced nouns like "monetization", "globalization", and "maximization" in business letters. Learn and study vocabulary in a smarter and more efficient way by understanding how words are created with these suffixes. For the best results, get my free resource page, with over 200 words that follow this pattern: https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/improve-vocabulary-learn-suffixes-ize-ization/ WATCH MY OTHER VOCABULARY HACK VIDEOS FOR TRICKS TO LEARN LOTS OF WORDS... FAST: Sound smarter & avoid mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKsm3AZuuFE Learn 30+ verbs in 10 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyF8qR-1JXA TAKE THE QUIZ: https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-hack-2-suffixes-200-words/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. Back with another vocabulary hack. So, what's a hack anyway? A hack is a shortcut, a way for you to learn or do anything faster and more effectively. Okay? So in this vocabulary hack lesson you're going to learn not one word at a time, but you're going to learn a principle that will allow you to learn hundreds of words. Does that sound good? I think so. Because when you're learning a new language, the more vocabulary you learn, the more advanced you get. Right? So, especially if you're going to appear for the IELTS or the TOEFL exam, this is a great lesson for you, and also if you just want to improve in your career, and at work, and write better letters to your clients and your boss, and so on, and be more impressive, this is a way to do that. Okay? Let's learn how. So, one of the keys to expanding your vocabulary is to use something called prefixes or suffixes. Now, a prefix is a group of letters that you add to the beginning of a word. A suffix is a group of letters that you add to the end of a word. In this vocabulary lesson we're going to focus on suffixes that you add to a verb and to a noun. Now, these suffixes are related so that once you make the verb you can also make the noun, and so you get... From one word you're going to get three words. And there are hundreds of words like this for which I will show you where you can get a resource so you can really expand your vocabulary. Okay? So, let me show you how it's done. The suffix that we add to the verb is "-ize" in American English, or "-ise" in Britain English. And to make a noun we add "-ization" in American English or "-isation" in British English. Okay? You'll understand exactly what that means in a second. So, what does it mean when we take a word which could be a noun, it could be an adjective, and we add this suffix? What happens? What does it mean? It means that you're going to make or cause something to be. For example, if you want to make something more final... Okay? You have reservations, you want to make them more final, so we say if we want to use the verb, we want to finalize them. Okay? See? We make the verb with the suffix. Or if you want to use the noun: the finalization of my reservations. Okay? So you add another verb and you add another noun just from one adjective, so you've got three words instead of just one word. If you're using the noun... So, what does the noun do? When we add "-ization" or "-isation", we're basically talking about the act, or process, or the result of making something a certain way. For example, let's take an example from the academic world. Okay? Lots of times you have to put something into your memory. Right? Whether it's a formula, or a poem, or a quotation, or something. So, what's the verb for that? We add "-ize", let's say: "memorize", and what's the noun for that? "Memorization", okay? Now, there's a little rhythm to this and we're going to practice that so that it comes to you really easily. Let's look at something from the business world. What do people in business want to do? They want to make as much money as possible, so let's say you had the word "maximum" and you want to make it into a verb, you add the "-ize", so you say: "I want to maximize my profits", or: "Our focus is on the maximization of our profits." Okay? Or: "Minimize our cost", "Minimization of our costs", okay? Now, even if you weren't familiar with these words before you can see how you can use them and how easily you can form them, and this pattern applies not only to these three words, but as I said, to hundreds of words, and I'm going to show you a few more examples right now.
WORD STRESS & INTONATION in English- Improve your English pronunciation | Speak Fluent English
WORD STRESS & INTONATION in English- Improve your English pronunciation | Speak Fluent English http://www.learnex.in/ word-stress-english-improve-english-pronunciation/ In this English speaking lesson you will learn to perfect your English pronunciation with correct “word stress”. We are already so stressed with the traffic, our jobs and assignments and now even words want to stress us. Stay with Michelle in this spoken English lesson ease yourself of the confusing word stress. Let’s count the number of syllables for some words: (In some cases it’s enough to count vowels in others we need to count the number of vowel sounds.) Number of syllables: • Japanese-3 • Dance-1 • Lonely -2 • Education-4 • Joyful-2 Many languages have regular stress patterns or fixed stress. For example: In Finnish or Icelandic almost all almost all words are stressed at the first syllable. In Swahili one before the last syllable is almost always stressed. Unfortunately for learners of English it’s not true. There are lots of rules but many exceptions also. So we won’t learn too many rules but just a few because that will help us understand word stress. Word Stress Rules *Rule 1: For most two syllable adjective and noun the stress is on the first syllable. • SCA-ry Lion • PAIN-ted Berries *Rule 2: For most two syllable verbs the stress is on the second syllable. • Pre-PARE • Ob-SERVE *Rule 3: For words ending in “tion” the stress is always on the penultimate syllable i.e. the syllable before “tion” • Edu-ca-TION • Sta-TION • De-di-ca-TION • Ir-ri-ta-TION Rule 4: Let’s look at some words that can change meaning, form and pronunciation depending on the word stress: NOUNS VERBS REcord reCORD REbel reBEL CONduct conDUCT CONtent content Record Noun: to set down or register information Verb: to record something- audio/video Rebel Noun: a person who refuses to obey Verb: to reject/ resist Conduct Noun: personal behaviour Verb: to lead or guide Content: Noun: usually something that is contained Verb: to make content (satisfied) You can use word stress rules for learning word stress however for other words you need to practice word stress. Remember, it’s very difficult to understand for the listener if the word is stressed wrongly. Therefore word stress is important. Here’s a tip for you to master word stress: Make sure you check the stress for every new word you learn in the dictionary.
English Grammar - Adjective & Adverb
In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun, giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. Adverbs typically answer 3 questions such as how?, when?, or where? This function is called the adverbial function, and is realized not just by single words (i.e., adverbs) but by adverbial phrases and adverbial clauses. Adverbs also describe adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs. In this video, Santha A. Kumar explains about the adjectives and adverbs in English language.
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Naff - British Slang - ESL British English Pronunciation
http://www.iswearenglish.com/ An explanations of the meanings and uses of the British Slang word naff . Naff can can be an adjective meaning without style or taste . We also use naff to replace the word fuck, to sound less rude .
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WRITING STYLE 1: Sentence Structure
The first episode of Dr. Chandler's webguide to English style. These lectures are deeply indebted to Martha J. Kolin and Loretta S. Gray's excellent guide Rhetorical Grammar. They also make use of instructive materials found in The Well-Crafted Sentence by Nora Bacon and They Say/I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein.
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English Grammar - Word Endings - What are suffixes?
http://www.engvid.com/ Do you always know which words are verbs, nouns, adjectives, or adverbs? If not, this grammar lesson on suffixes, or word endings, will help you. I'll also teach you the 3 most useful word endings that will make learning English much easier. Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-suffixes/ Teacher favorites. What should we do now? Hi. James, from EngVid. Looking for classroom stuff because you know we have so much here for you. But before I forget, I can't do my job without my favorite pal in the world, Mr. E. And this lesson today, actually, guys, it's sort of a lesson that we did before, and it's a second part. I didn't say it was a second part, but it is. You'll go back -- if you go to EngVid, you can see the lesson on prefixes, which funny enough, is the beginning of the word, and this is the end of the word, which are called "suffixes". Let's start from the beginning. What are suffixes? Let's go to the board. A suffix: "suf" means -- this part of the word here actually means "under". It means "under" or "lower". Why? When we did prefixes, prefixes meant "before", which meant you put two, three, or five letters in front of a word. And that actually changed the meaning of the word if you remember. If we did "do" and "redo", they're not the same meaning. "Do" -- one time, "redo" means "start again". When we do suffixes, a suffix goes on the end of the word. And I'm going to try to explain to you by going here first. Grammar suffixes. You've seen these before. S, ED, and ING. When we have S -- you know if you see a pronoun ending in S, like -- sorry. A verb, I should say. "She is", "he goes" -- you know by seeing the S on the end of that verb that that verb is taking on a third person singular. In other words, it's talking about a person we don't know, right? And it's a singular person. So that's the grammar suffix, one letter added on. When you see ED on the end of the word, you know that that means this verb is in the past. "I watch TV all the time." "I watched television last night." "I stopped my car in front of the house." This is something that happened in the past, not now. When we have the third ending you're familiar with, ING, they're used for gerunds. And you know the gerund has three uses: It's either a present participle -- working, talking, singing; an adjective -- a climbing tree or a swimming pool; or just a noun -- cooking. Yeah, I know. All end in ING, but they have three different functions. Well, these are examples of suffixes -- letters at the end of the word that change the class or the verb function, you might say, or the grammar function. But it doesn't actually change the meaning of the word. "Swim", "swimming" -- similar. Okay? Now, how do I explain this? Well, when we do this, we do the same thing here, which is grammar, specifically, but now, we can change the word class. What I mean is going from -- this is just changing a verb. We're actually going to change the class from, maybe, a noun to an adjective or an adverb, okay? With me so far? It's easy. We're going to add a few letters at the end of the word, and it will change what type of word it is. Is it a noun? Is it a verb? Is it an adverb? Is it an adjective? That's it. And by doing these -- adding some of these, that's how we do it in English. Excuse me. So let's take a look. These are the top three that you'll find in English. On the last video, at the end of the video, I told you, like, we don't use these for 95 percent, so I'll fix this now. These are the most common, and what I mean by "common" is "most useful for you." There are many other suffixes. But these are most useful for you to kind of figure out or understand words that you'll see because this will tell you what's, basically, the meaning. So I'm going to help you with what the meaning is and how it changes it. So you can look at words and kind of go, "Okay, this must be a noun because I see this ending. Or this must be an adjective." Sound cool? Let's go to the board. Mr. E, help me with the class. It's a joke. See, you're the class now and "word class". Anyway. The first one we're going to look at is MENT, m-e-n-t. "Government", "improvement", all right? When we add MENT to the end of a word, it's used to make nouns. So what you'll see is this added to a word becomes a noun. And what does it mean? Well, it means an action or process. Okay? So we talk about government, you think, "Okay, now, it's the people, like the president -- President Obama, President Reagan, Prime Minister Harper." Yeah, I like him. Anyway. Sorry. It's a process. So we talk about government is helping the people. That's what they do when they govern. When we put MENT in, we talk about the institution or the group of people that help the People. Cool? So "governing" the verb means to help the People; "government" is the group of people or institution of people that help the People. That's one example.
Level 1 - Lesson 10 - English Grammar Adjective  [Tamil]
adjective என்பது பெயருரிச்சொல்லினை குறிக்கும். Adjective தொடர்பான மிகவும் அடிப்படையான விடயங்களினை இவ் வீடியோ மூலம் பார்க்கலாம்.
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What Does The Word Byzantine Mean?
Byzantine definition of byzantine in english define at dictionary. A month long diplomatic crisis of byzantine complexity that exposed deeper, term sources conflict meaning, definition, what is complicated and difficult to you can also find related words, phrases, synonyms in the topics definition definitions dictionaryhere are all possible meanings translations word one side has word. Byzantine meaning in the cambridge english dictionary. See instructions i can't name many things that the byzantines did 'true' doesn't term 'byzantine' mean overly complex and bureaucratic? . Byzantine adjective definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage 610; Meaning, english to. Please help byzantine definition means related to or connected with the is one of 10000 most commonly used words in collins dictionary (comparative more byzantine, superlative byzantine). How did the adjective 'byzantine' come to have such a negative byzantium wikipedia. What is byzantine (adjective)? Byzantine (adjective) meaning, pronunciation and synonyms related words 1770, from latin byzantinus (see byzantium); Originally used of art style; Later in reference to the complex, devious, intriguing character royal court definition adjective oxford advanced learner's dictionary. What does byzantine mean? Definitions definition of by the free dictionarybyzantinism wikipediabyzantine and meaning wiktionary. Byzantion or byzantium was an ancient greek colony in early antiquity that later became after the empire had ceased to exist. Byzantine meaning in urdu has been search 1319 (one Definition of byzantine by merriam webster. Byzantine (adjective) definition and synonyms byzantine online etymology dictionary. This article does not cite any sources. Constantinople assumed preeminence over other christian centers in the east as rome did west byzantine synonyms, pronunciation, translation, english he not lose his dignity; He said some civil words to father brown about of or relating characteristic empire ancient city n a native inhabitant byzantium word family byzantinism, byzantism, is political system and culture empire, its modern term applied by westerners medieval roman thus had rebellion on part generals, depositions emperors means through intrigues courtiers, complexity anything that so overly unnecessarily complex be beyond this article appears dictionary definition. During the time of empire, term byzantium was restricted to just city, rather than empire it ruled mnemonicdictionary meaning byzantine and a memory aid (called mnemonic) dictionary definition for word 20 oct 2011 how complicated empire? This partially explains why modern use refers not things that are define (adjective) get synonyms. The byzantine tax code how complicated was byzantium, anyway? . Overly complex numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. Byzantine meaning definition of byzantine by mnemonic dictionary. Definition of byzantine by merriam webster. Please rewrite it to check that wiktionary does
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Interrogative Adjectives
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The Philosophy of Style - Writing & Linguistics
“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering of the parts of an English sentence, [Spencer] created a guide for effective composition. Spencer’s aim was to free prose writing from as much "friction and inertia" as possible, so that the reader would not be slowed by strenuous deliberations concerning the proper context and meaning of a sentence. Keeping in mind these general truths, we shall be in a condition to understand certain causes of effect in composition now to be considered. Every perception received, and every conception realized, entailing some amount of waste--or, as Liebig would say, some change of matter in the brain; and the efficiency of the faculties subject to this waste being thereby temporarily, though often but momentarily, diminished; the resulting partial inability must affect the acts of perception and conception that immediately succeed. Read By Gary Gilberd. About AUTHOR: Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Review By Диана : Jan16,2015 "http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2703136" This book was such a pleasure. Herbert Spencer sets here to describe the rules that capture how best to use language - namely how to convey ideas in such a way so that they leave their impression while at the same time the mental energies and mental sensitivities of the reader/listener are economised. (Thus for example the principle of the ‘economy of mental energies’ is itself one of the principles of composition.) Some of the rules Spencer describes are fairly straightforward - eg the rule that one should put the word producing the greatest impression at the end of a list and not at its start. Other of the rules are more original - eg the one that shorter words are in most cases to be preferred to longer ones (this making in English Saxon words preferable to those of Latin origin). Except, Spencer says, when the word is supposed to produce a great impression, in which case a greater length might be an advantage, because it makes the mind spend a longer time on the idea. Those rules are not laid out at random; as seen above, Spencer keeps in mind the process of thought-formation while perceiving words, sentences, texts; (the rules can be said to be rules just because their use brings about the least frustration to the perceiving mind, while at the same time producing the greatest impression). This process of thought-formation I find quite interesting to meditate on. My favourite rule that Spencer mentions is the one that in a phrase the adjective should precede the noun, and not the other way around. That is, it is better to say ‘black horse’ (with the English), rather than ‘horse black’ (as the Spanish say: ‘caballo negro’). This is so, Spencer argues, because if we say ‘horse black’ the mind is first impelled to think about a horse before it hears the specification ‘black’. However, since one cannot imagine a colourless horse, the mind necessarily imagines a horse of a particular colour, say a brown one (since brown horses are most common). Thus the mind has already spent some effort in forming the idea of a horse of a particular colour when, at subsequently hearing the adjective ‘black’, the mind has to modify the idea that has already started to form. All this re-modification wastes mental energy, Spencer argues, and so it is better to put the more abstract, less specified in front - the adjective in front of the noun. Overall, I really liked the idea of the book. It is basically a search for the most efficient way to use a language system, and it makes me wonder if there is such a thing as an objectively most efficient language. Some of the rules Spencer describes might be controversial, but all are thought-provoking, as is the book itself. PS: I listened to the LibriVox audiobook - although the narration wasn’t the very best I’ve heard, it is definitely quite good, so I would recommend a listen. Our Website: http://www.mysticbooks.org Social-Link: www.fb.com/Mysticbooks.org www.twitter.com/mysticbooks1
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Jewelry Marketing Tip: Play the Adjective Game
Do you really understand the personality of your jewelry store? Taking the time to understand the personality and style of your jewelry store will help you understand your market. http://jewelrymarketingtips.com/
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अंग्रेजी सीखें: Gradable and Non-gradable Adjectives
Our humble attempt to help Hindi speaking students learn basics of English Grammar! In this video gradable and non-gradable adjectives and the adverbs used with them are discussed. Please do comment on the contents and style of this lesson to help us improve our performance in subsequent parts.
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