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099. You can never… too…

  ->”You can never be too careful driving”  means that you should always be very careful, and that there is no such thing as being TOO careful, since the more careful you are, the better. I. EXAMPLES: You can never be too careful driving. We cannot praise him enough as a hero. One cannot practice enough […]

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098. You are not to…

  ->acknowledge instructions or regulations I. EXAMPLES: You are not to doze off in class. You are not to waste your time doing nothing. You are not to scribble on the wall. You are not to take photos in the museum. II. DIALOGUES: Boyfriend: May I see your daughter please? Father: My daughter is very […]

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097. Would you care for …?

  ->used for asking politely whether someone would like something I. EXAMPLES: Would you care for something to drink? Would you care for some tea? Would you like to borrow my car? Would you like to try yourself? II. DIALOGUES: Waiter: How was your meal? Customer: It was delicious. Waiter: Would you care for some dessert? Customer: What do you recommend? Waiter:  There’s […]

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096. Why not…?

  I. EXAMPLES: Why not try to persuade him to give up smoking? Why don’t you go ask the teacher? Why not buy some ready-made food? A: Let’s go to see a film tonight. B: Sure, why not? II. DIALOGUES: Teacher:  I’d like you to introduce the guest speaker at  the student assembly today. Student: Why […]

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095. Whether or not…

  -> under whatever circumstances; regardless I. EXAMPLES: Whether it rains or not, we’ll hold the sports meet. They’ll find out the truth, whether or not you tell it to them. Whether or not we like it, we have to accept it. Whether you are willing or not, you have to do it. II. DIALOGUES: A: I don’t like […]

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094. Where there is… there is…

  I. EXAMPLES: Where there are difficulties, there are ways to get over them. Where there is opposition, there are rebellions. Where there is contact, there is friction. Where there are women, there are jealousy and suspicion. Where there is a will, there is a way. II. DIALOGUES: Son:  Dad,  I’ll be having my college […]

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093. Where can I…?

  I. EXAMPLES: Where can I get a map? Where can I find a policeman? Where can I find him? II. DIALOGUES: A: I plan to go to Beijing this summer. B: That sounds great. Where will you go when you get there? A: I’m not sure yet. I have to make a plan. Where […]

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092. What’s your favorite…?

  I. EXAMPLES: What’s your favorite dish? Who is your favorite film star? What’s your favorite subject? Which is your favorite book? II. DIALOGUES: A: I love ice cream. B: Really? Me too. What’s your favorite flavor? A: Well, I like both strawberry and coffee ice cream. B: I like vanilla best. A: What’s your […]

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091. What’s the use of…?

  ->used for saying that something is not likely to have a successful result, and so there is no point in doing it I. EXAMPLES: What’s the use of talking about it? What’s the use of crying over spilt milk? What’s the point of arguing with her? What’s the point of worrying about it? II. DIALOGUES: A: How long have you been studying English? B: Over ten years now, but my English is not very fluent […]

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