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Idiomatic expressions with heels

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word heels. At someone’s heels When you are at someone’s heels, you are just behind them. The mother pushed her way through the crowd, her...

Idioms about cats

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word cat. Be the cat’s whiskers When you are the cat’s whiskers, you are better than anybody else. Ever since he asked her out on...

Tenses in subordinate clauses

Sometimes there is a difference between the time expressed in the main clause and the time expressed in the subordinate clause. This can cause a great deal of confusion for ESL students. Many of...

Even as, even though, even if and even so

The expressions even as, even so, even if and even though have very different meanings. Even as Even as means at the same time as. This expression is used to suggest that something is...

Adjectives ending in -ly

A large number of adverbs have –ly endings. Common examples are: kindly, cleverly, eagerly, pleasantly, unexpectedly, remarkably etc. Most of these adverbs are formed from adjectives. kind -> kindly pleasant -> pleasantly eager ->...