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Vocabulary: time 1 (duration)
TIME is flying... flying... It never stops flying... We often mention it and are frequently puzzled when it comes to choosing "the right tense" to use... Thus, we often forget that there are words and expressions to be known. We'll insist on this point in the present lesson.
It will be very useful, let's even say "essential", to read these different lessons again before studying this new one... just to be sure...
|To go on for an hour/ a week||To last an hour/ a week|
|How long does it last?||For a limited/ an unlimited length of time|
ESSENTIAL LINK WORDS TO REMEMBER:
|While||In the meantime|
|For a while||He didn't eat for 2 days|
All day (long)
The whole day
For the whole day
Throughout the week/ the year
All through the week/ the year
|During||For months on end|
|In ten years/ in all of ten years||In no time|
|All the time/ the whole time||All day/ the whole day|
|For 3 hours on end = (BE)||= For 3 hours back to back (AE)|
|Round the clock||Till/ until/ up to|
|Up to now||Until then/ up till then|
|Up to and including May 3rd||From now on/ henceforth|
|From then on||From 2000 onwards...|
|From Monday to Thursday...||Monday through Thursday|
|From 1970 to / till 1989||From 1970 through 1989|
|Momentarily(BE)= briefly||Momentarily (AE) = in a moment from now|
FROM A MOMENT to ETERNITY...
|a short spell= a brief moment||short-lived|
|short term||brief/ briefly/ brevity|
transient/ ephemeral/ fleeting
To shorten/ To curtail
|provisional=> provisionally||the transition from... to...|
|long/ lengthly/ a long time||continuous/ continual|
|lasting/ enduring||eternal/ everlasting|
|endless/ unending||forever/ for good|
A few words to know and recognise, then... Don't worry, the test is easy...
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