179 Pay vs Pay For – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

179 Pay vs Pay For - Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

It’s time for her to pay.

The verb pay can be use with and without the preposition for. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use pay.

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Using pay

  • I paid for a taxi from the airport.
  • I paid for dinner last night.
  • How much did you pay for that hat?

Using pay for

  • I paid the taxi driver.
  • Should I pay the waiter or the cashier?
  • Did you pay this month’s phone bill?
  • I paid $10 for this book.
  • Jenny said she paid $300 for a brand new bicycle.
  • We paid $250 for a sushi dinner in New York.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • You can use have in the progressive when it means “experience” but not when it means possession.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What’s the difference between Jack’s bike and Jenny’s bike?

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178 – Let vs Make – English Grammar Lesson

178 - Let vs Make - English Grammar Lesson

He’s doing the work while she watches.

Let and make have the same grammar patterns, but they have different meanings in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use these two verbs.

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Using “Let”

  • My sister let me drive her car.
  • Joe’s mom let him have two slices of pie for dessert.
  • Koji’s wife lets him go drinking with his friends on Friday nights.

Using “Make”

  • My sister made me drive to the shopping mall.
  • Joe’s mom made him clean the yard.
  • Bob’s wife makes him clean the house on Saturdays.

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176 – Using have in the Progressive or Not – Grammar Lesson

176 - Using have in the Progressive or Not - Grammar Lesson

She’s not happy!

Have is an interesting verb because it has a lot of different uses. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use have in ever day English conversations and writing.

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  • I am having a busy week, but it’s a fun week.
  • I am really having fun these days with Happy English.
  • Jack is having a tough day.
  • I have a dog named Happy.
  • I had some really nice lessons this week.
  • Do you have a camera that I can borrow?
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Happy is fifteen-years old.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • In what situation can we use have in the progressive, and when can’t we do so?

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