Use Simple Language to Describe Unknown Words


Sometimes when you are talking to someone you want to use a word that you have learnt and forgotten or there’s a perfect word in your first language that nobody else would understand. To deal with that you need to use simple language to describe unknown words. This is called circumlocution and it is the topic of today’s post.

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Get Grammar Lessons from the Movies: Part 2

Here are some examples of grammar from movies. Part 1 is here.

Simple Present Tense Questions – Uncle Buck

Relative Clause with ‘that’ – Blade Runner

Verb + Infinitive – The Maltese Falcon

Second Conditional/Present Perfect Tense – Good Will Hunting