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Northern Ireland Scene 1 Language Focus

First, Rob talks about ordering instructions in English, and then he talks about keen on.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello fahri,

The answer, I'm afraid, depends on the context so it's not possible to give a single clear answer. It is possible to say 'if you have...' but there is a different implication:

Once you've done that... means that there is no doubt that the action will be done; it describes only the sequence of actions. We use this when we want to describe the next step to take after a certain action.

If you've done that... means that the speaker is not sure if the action will be done or not - there is doubt implied. We use this when we want to talk about the next step depending on whether or not a certain action happens.


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The LearnEnglish Team

I think this video is helpful in grammar, this expressions are very important to use in a conversation and help to write texts.

Thank you

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Hello sup lo,

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Thank you so much .
My English skills improve because of Word on the Street .

I'm not too sure wheteher 'would have' is an appropriate verb in the following text.I'd be grateful if you would kindly clear my confusion/doubt about the matter & advise me the correct verb.

"It is regrettable that the school authorities have decided to suspend my son for five days ( 5 ) for a single breach of discipline, whereas I genuinely feel that a written warning about the deviation would have sufficed"

Hello didarul alam,

I would use 'where' rather than 'whereas' in the sentence, but other than that it is fine, and 'would have' is the correct form.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Krik, I've got it.

Thanks a lot for the video.
Could u please explain what's the difference between ' got (I got it ) or see ( I see). Is 'I got it ' means ' I've understood'???????

Looking very much forward your response,