Stephen decides he’s going to fix up an old banger and gets Ashlie to help him. There’s just one small problem ...

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Hello emadsoon,

We have a grammar section which has sections on adverbials, adjectives and clauses. You can find it here (use the links to go to the appropriate section).

If you have any questions after looking at that, please post them on a relevant page rather than just any page as then other users with similar questions will be able to find yours. It's also helpful to include an example sentence - this makes explanations clearer and easier.

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Peter

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What is the difference between might be & maybe?

Hello Houssam yahïa,

'Might be' is a modal verb ('might') with an infinitive ('be'). You can find more information on modal verbs here.

'Maybe' is an adverb and is a synonym of 'perhaps' or 'possibly'. You can find more information on adverbs of propability here.

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter ! ,

In fact I was not sure if we could use "coming along " for things . Now that's clear for me . Thanks again .

Have a nice day !

Regards ,

iliya_b

Hello Peter ,

I'd like to ask you one more question about personalised objects. As you've mentioned in your previous comment Stephenr adresses his car with ' she ' because he personalises it .
A few lines below he says to Ashlie : What do you think Ash ? It needs a few more final touches , but I think it's really coming along.
Does he use ' coming along ' here cause he speaks about his car as a personalised object ? And in general way can we use 'coming along ' for other / unpersonalised / objects , e.g. can I say : ' I think my business is coming along .' ?

Thank you very much '

Best wishes ,

iliya_b

Hello iliya_b,

'Coming along' here has an idiomatic meaning. It means something like 'developing' and we use it to talk about progress. For example, when someone is making something we can talk about how it is coming along - in other words, if it is progressing well or not. We can talk about people and things in this way:

The project is coming along really well!

My daughter's English is coming along nicely at school.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Peter ,

I see ' hire in ' is really a word on the street :)))

Hello Teachers ,

When Wendy explains how Alex prepares her fashion shoots she says : Alex hires in the photographer , model and make-up artist ... . Sorry , but I can't get what ' hire in ' means ?

Thank you ,

Best wishes ,
iliya_b

Hello iliya_b,

I think we would usually say 'hire' here; 'hire in' is a less common form but the meaning is the same: to recruit from outside (the company) for a certain length of time.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter ,

Your comments are always very helpful for me.

Best wishes ,

iliya_b

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