Giving Reasons - English at Work

Giving Reasons - English at Work

Seven Dimensions
Updated Mar 01, 2019

Learn to give reasons using because and talk about past actions using irregular forms of the simple past tense.

Key Learning points

    Where and why; what should be done; feelings; opinions.
    Irregular Past Tense - drive/drove; choose/chose; tell/told; find/found; write/wrote; give/gave; am/was; go/went; get/got; say/said; keep/kept; let/let; see/saw; take/took; send/sent; tell/told; think/thought; steal/stole.
    Your guess is as good as mine; Vanished into thin air; Make a beeline; Zero in; Pick up the tab; Talk shop; Cut to the chase.
    train wreck; patience; jargon; work-oriented; appropriate; winner; supportive; reminder; no/know.
    Short Forms - Cos = Because

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