Humour: business English | Vocabulary & Grammar | ESL & ELT

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Toady: a person who behaves obsequiously to someone important.

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Come up with (phrasal verb): produce (something), especially when pressured or challenged.

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Patterns:

after + verb + ing (gerund)

none of it (singular) is (singular form of verb to be) ….

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merger: a combination of two things, especially companies, into one.

fairy: a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.

godparent (godmother): a person who presents a child at baptism and promises to take responsibility for their religious education.

step-mother (step-godmother): a woman who is married to one’s father after the divorce of one’s parents or the death of one’s mother.

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collocations:  point at

drop: let or make (something) fall vertically.

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comparatives:  

more (+) 

 less (-)

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mauling: (of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing.

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Busted: broken (break, split, or burst)

Oven: an enclosed compartment, usually part of a cooker, for cooking and heating food.

 

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