Series 1 Episode 1 - Meeting Friends


In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.


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Is it ok to say: "Olivia is surprised to learn that Harry and Magda are coming to the Café"? Can i change "Learn" for "Know"?

Hello erwincastro25,

No, that would not make sense as 'know' is a state and we cannot really be surprised at knowing something. The change from not knowing to knowing can surprise us - and the word for that is 'learn'.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ninumaria,

Occasionally you can hear 'more easy', but it's not considered correct. It's true that adjectives with two syllables generally use 'more' to make their comparative form (e.g. 'modern' -> 'more modern'), but when the second syllable is the letter 'y' at the end of the word, there is an exception – 'er' is added to the end and the 'y' is changed into an 'i': easy -> easy+er -> easier. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but 'more easy' is not one of them.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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