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Episode 06: Welcome back Johnny!

Johnny is back! But is he back for good? And Carlos is going to tell us something really important...

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Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Thank you!!

Hi Kirk, why am i wrong in the printable activities comprehension task 1. I answered the 6c that says: Tony reminds everyone...that he is running a business, but the right answer is, 6f that says: Tony reminds everyone...is not going to be demolised? Thank you!!

Hello Kirk, i just wanna ask if what is the meaning of what Johnny said: A position came up with my company back in London? Thank you!!

Hello Aaron,

The sentence can be paraphrased as: 'There is a new job available in my company in the London section'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

The phrasal verb (came up with),what does it mean in this sentence
A position came up with my company.

I refered to dictionary and found that came up with means suggest or think,but I don't think this meaning is right for above sentence .Does the phrasal verb here mean (move)??

Hello hayaalqasem,

There are actually two different phrasal verbs here.

The first is a three-part phrasal verb: come up with (sth).  This, as you say, means to think of a solution or a new idea.  It is a transitive verb and has an object after it.

The second is a two-part phrasal verb: come up.  This means to occur or happen unexpectedly and is an intransitive verb - it has no object and no passive form.

Your sentence is confusing because it has the two-part phrasal verb 'come up' followed by 'with', so it looks like the three-part phrasal verb.  However, we can see it is not the three-part verb because we can use a different preposition instead of 'with':

A position came up in my company.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Finally what does (came up) mean in this sentence?
A position came up in my company

Hello hayaalqasem,

That question is answered in my last reply - see above.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello All
I would ask is it correct to say/ I am no good at football/
I think the correct is( I am not good at football)
Which one is right no or not
thanks

Hello hayaalqasem,

The correct form is with 'not'; the version with 'no' is incorrect, as you suggest.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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