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2 Parts of Speech - NOUNS
Word Groups 1 - General
Word Groups 2 - Collocations 4
Word Groups 4 - Phrasal verbs 4
1 Parts of Speech - INTRODUCTION
There are many elements somebody learning English needs to understand.
- The Alphabet.
- Syllable formation.
- The creation of words and then sentences.
One of the most important things to learn in English is how words form groups, and there are many types.
- Phrasal Verbs.
- Compound Nouns.
These groups can sometimes look similar, but they are all different.
A COLLOCATION is a group of words which each have their unique meaning, but which naturally come together. Their meaning is not affected:
- MAKE A MISTAKE.
PHRASAL VERBS are formed by a verb and a preposition, and the grouping has a unique meaning which is different from that of the verb which forms the phrasal verb.
- MAKE UP.
An IDIOM is a group of words where the group has a unique meaning which is not connected to the individual words in the group.
- MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES.
A COMPOUND NOUN is formed when two nouns come together, and its meaning is different from each individual noun.
These word groupings are widely used in natural spoken English, and without understanding them, fluency is not possible.