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English Grammar

English Grammar

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English Vocabulary

English Vocabulary

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Understand the definitions:

  1. Mad:
    • Very foolish (Ex. "That was rather mad of you, challenging Dracula to a blood-drinking contest.")
    • Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion (Ex. "When he saw the wine glasses filled with red liquid, the vampire was swept away in a mad whirl of giddiness.")
    • Affected with madness or insanity (Ex. "Upon arriving at the scene, the doctor, taking one look at the waxen, heavily draped creature which lay twitching nervously in the corner, pronounced his patient as being 'quite mad.'").
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Consider how many things you are comparing.

Use 'worse' if you're comparing two things: "I think eggplant is worse than squash, but that's just my opinion."

Use 'worst' if you're comparing multiple things: "I disagree. Eggplant and boiled cabbage are both vile, but squash is the worst!"

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Use "this" when something is nearby.

Use "that" when something is a distance away. something is a distance away.

  • This book belongs to you.
  • That dog is asleep.
  • This shirt is mine.
  • That car is his.

"These" and "those" are the plural forms of "this" and "that".

  • These children have been reading all afternoon. (Meaning the ones in the same room)
  • These are mine.
  • Those children have been playing outside all day.
  • Those are yours.



  • Think "Those" has an "O" as a dominate sound. That "o" stands for "over there" Use "those" for things "over there"
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