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August 9, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

Go on is to happen. If something is going on, it is happening. ‘What’s going on?’ means ‘What’s happening?’. Examples of use: 1. If you see anything suspicious going on, telephone the police. 2. The windows are broken. What’s going on? 3. Mr Smith, the office manager, doesn’t know what goes on when he is […]

August 8, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To line up people or things (or line people or things up) is to arrange them so that they from a row. A row is a straight line of people or things e.g. a row of chairs. When people or things line up, they form a row. People or things that form a row are […]

August 6, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To invite over somebody (or invite somebody over) is to ask them if they would like to visit you at your home. To invite around / round somebody or invite somebody around / round has the same meaning.   Examples of use: 1. James invited us over for tea and cakes. 2. Why don’t you […]

August 5, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

If something hots up it becomes more lively, interesting or exciting. Colloquial British English. Examples of use: 1. This party is starting to hot up at last.   2. Things are really hotting up in the election campaign. 3. Battle to beat iPhone to hot up. infinitive hot up present simple hot up and hots […]

August 5, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

After an unexpected break from my blog because of illness in my family, I am happy to say that I am now able to return to adding new content here regularly. We also have big plans underway for a new web site and community for English language learners, and we are updating all our English […]