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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109971: Means and Results... First steps...
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    Means and Results... First steps...

    Now, we're going to study a very idiomatic structure that foreigners don't use spontaneously or easily.

    The first step of this study will correspond to the bases... let's say, the prelude.


    1) Remoteness? Getting near?

    You will first have to read test over, revising the difference between ‘Come and Go': like for many things, everything depends on perspective... on landmarks, the places where we are... and where we want to go... 

    - ‘I don't want to go to school today !' = I'm getting away from home, in order to go to school. 

    - "Joe,  come down to say ‘Hello' to your grandparents, please."  = The kid is upstairs and is asked to come towards the person who's speaking.


    - Go out ! (if the speaker is inside) but ‘come out !' if the person who's speaking is outside.

    2) Changing places: going from one place to another one using a method, a means, a manner, in order to reach a result (a place, a direction, a location.)

    a) Ways of changing places: they are multiple, almost infinite...

    to walk, to runto rush to stroll, to jumpto hopto stagger, to shuffle, to plod/ trudge/stomp/stamp,... and many others... 

    to swimto crawlto limpto biketo drive to zoom, to fly,  etc.

    All these verbs indicate a WAY of changing places.

    b) Place of arrival...

    - It may be expressed by  a particle (Go out !') or a preposition + Noun =‘...up the stairs' ;  ‘...out of the house.'

    - He jumped over the gate and fell down.

    -  Pat flew to New York City and back in 2 days. 


    That's it... for now!    Easy, isn't it?   

    ... Simply because you have to learn how to walk before you want to run! Go for it!  




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    1. If you really have to enter the baby’s room don’t forget it, not to wake him up; it took him an hour to go to sleep.
    2. Look Mom! The baby … Soon, she’ll stand up, and walk…
    3. He had sprained his ankle and the ER of the hospital to see a doctor.
    4. She was wearing slippers and the room.
    5. Mexican illegal immigrants who used the Rio Grande to the USA are called the Wetbacks.
    6. When arrested, the tramp had drunk so much that the police station and was led straight to the 'drying-out-cell'.
    7. It took us eight hours Chicago, through Paris-Kentucky!A funny experience!
    8. The farmer the muddy field, and saw the disaster the rain had caused to his crops.
    9. It takes 10 hours the south of France and only one hour and 20 minutes Paris to Nice.
    10. The flabbergasted policemen watching the traffic saw a Mercedes at more than 150 mph.
    11. Sara, please, I have said and repeated that I didn’t want you , or through the whole house.

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