SOMETHING / ANYTHING

Definition: Something

Something (pronoun): An indeterminate or unspecified thing, amount or extent

  • We all remembered something of their visit.
  • She was a biology teacher, but she knew something about physics.

 

Definition: Anything

Anything (pronoun): Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.

  • Do you have anything you’d like to say?
  • I will have anything to eat.

 

We use something in affirmative sentences.

We use anything in negative sentences and in questions.

 

 

 

 

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS

  • We use the Present Continuous tense to speak about things which are happening now or things which are temporary.

    I am not working now. I am on holiday.
    Sally is listening to a new CD.
    Who are you phoning?

  • The Present Simple tense describes usual, repeated and permanent things – for example, always, usually, often, sometimes, never.

    I work as an accountant.
    John doesn’t know German.
    How often do you play tennis?

  • Compare how these two tenses are used.

    Why are you walking to work? Don’t you usually go by bus?
    I live in Kharkiv, but now I am living in Moscow.
    Usually we have dinner at 7, but today we are having it at 9.

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DO WITHOUT sth.

 

I don’t think we can do without the machine.

 

Pasar sin; prescindir de.

 

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DO AWAY WITH

Abolish

 

Suprimir, eliminar, acabar con.

 

eg.: We should do away with monarchy. They’re all useless and expensive.

 

 

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TO COME THROUGH something

Sobrevivir o recuperarse de una situación delicada o enfermedad.

To survive or to recover from a serious illness or situation.

Ex.: Bill came through his operation as cheerful as ever.

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TO WEAR OFF

Algo, como por ejemplo una dolencia, va remitiendo gradualmente.

To disappear gradually until it no longer exists or has any effect.

The doctor told me that the effect of the medicine would wear off soon.

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TO TAKE SOMEONE IN

Expresión usada para decir que alguien o uno mismo ha sido engañado. También cuando alguien intenta engañar a otro.

To deceive or trick someone.

Ex.: A man visited yesterday selling books. I let him come in and I was completely taken in.

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