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  1. Elemoi

    "rub up on" and "brush up"

    Phrasal Verb: Rub up on Example: I need to RUB UP ON my Portuguese before I go to Brazil. Phrasal Verb: Brush up Example: She took a two-week course to BRUSH UP her Spanish before she travelling around South and Central America. Do you use these phrases in the same sense?
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    win someone over

    win sbaround / over / round (to sth) to get sb’s support or approval by persuading them that you are right: She’s against the idea but I’m sure I can win her over. sth is acceptable but wouldn't "someone" be unacceptable? Is over more preferable to "around"?
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    ALL the bar, club, restaurant

    Air Pro-More than just a holiday The key to getting work in your chosen resort is networking. The simplest way of getting work is making yourself known to ALL the bar, club, restaurant and in our Malia resort – some hotel managers. You can talk to one manager one night and he might not have any...
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    go on drink

    Veterans Aid ~ Caring for homeless Veterans...Now! Ken’s possessions at that time amounted to a sleeping bag and a plastic bag to put it in. ”My pension money went on drink and drugs and I lived like that for six months. My partner had tried to help me and still brought me food, but it was...
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    have no business doing sth

    have no business doing sth have no business to do sth to have no right to do sth: You have no business being here. Which phrase would you prefer to use?
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    A coin battery? A button battery?

    What do you call this battery? A coin battery? A button battery?
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    The school district "will" only say...

    The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says: will 8 used for talking about habits: She’ll listen to music, alone in her room, for hours. He would spend hours on the telephone. If you put extra stress on the word will or would in this meaning, it shows that the habit annoys you: He will comb...
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    confirm with

    http://www.easybuenosairescity.com/airporttransportation1.htm Confirm with the operator if your destination is close to their stop. http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=37106 If you can’t wait for the money to clear, confirm with the bank that it is a valid check (if...
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    Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg say ...

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/28/2316952.htm Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg say he is confident his club's position is strong. Shouldn't say be "says"?
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    a NHTSA

    Toyota boasted of saving $100M on recall - Feb. 21, 2010 Neither a Toyota nor a NHTSA spokesperson was immediately available to comment for this report. Isn't "an NHTSA" correct?
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    use caution // be careful

    1. You should use caution when operating the electric saw. 2. You should be careful when operating the electric saw. Question 1. Do these sentences mean exactly the same thing? Question 2. Does #1 sound sort of formal?
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    I'll take it.

    A: Can you recommend something simple and light? B: Sure. How about a grilled chicken and rice salad. A: Sounds good. I'll take it. Is it correct? Isn't "them" correct?
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    "late in the XXth century" and "in the late XXth century"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/focus/2004/10/sharpness_rail_disaster.shtml The rail bridge was constructed late in the 19th century and connected Sharpness with Lydney over the River Severn. Can I say "in the late 19th century" instead...
  14. Elemoi

    I feel I have a fever.

    1. I feel I have a fever. 2. I feel like I have a fever. Do both sound good?
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    "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult

    "help someone from a difficult situation" and "help someone out of a difficult http://www.stanford.edu/~learnest/cyclops/rupp.htm Rupp came back awhile later with another patrolman and said that he was willing to consider releasing me, even though I “had interfered with him earlier,” in view of...
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    electricity / power

    power - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online - Parts of the country have had power cuts because of the storms. - The power came back on. Can I say "electricity" in place of power?
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    Yet for night owls, this may be the perfect position.

    7 Night Owl Jobs that Pay - Yahoo! Education Yet for night owls, this may be the perfect position. Because prisons never close, correctional officers are needed to work eight hours a day, five days a week, on rotating shifts. Do you think that it's better to put a comma after "Yet"?
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    Registered nurses (RNs) make an average of ...

    7 Night Owl Jobs that Pay - Yahoo! Education The Pay: Registered nurses (RNs) make an average of $57,280, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics from 2006. For night shift nurses, the pay can go up significantly. Salarylist.com notes that a night shift nurse can earn from $58,000 to...
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    $40K

    7 Night Owl Jobs that Pay - Yahoo! Education If your day doesn't really start until the sky begins to darken, check out these 7 jobs for night owls. Some even pay $40K and up! Does $40K mean $40,000?
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    "US" or "U.S."

    http://wellness.blogs.time.com/2009/12/16/u-s-life-expectancy-reaches-high-of-77-9-years/ Data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control shows that average U.S life expectancy at birth has reached an all-time high of 77.9 years. Isn't "US" or "U.S." correct?
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