925 English Lesson 28 – Using Hypotheticals in English

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In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to talk about hypothetical situations in English.

Humans are always using their imagination. Sometimes we think about what might happen in the future. Other times we have to imagine different situations in order to figure out what is the best decision to make today or in the future. And when we talk about ideas like this, we use particular words and structures.

For example, when we introduce a hypothetical – or imagined – situation, there are a few expressions we can use. We often start with the words “say” or “suppose.” So, something like “suppose you were the boss” is understood as “imagine you were the boss.” You can also ask a question using “what if,” such as “what if you were the boss?” That word “if” is especially important. We’ll see that word again later in this lesson.

925 English is a course of English videos for beginners (CEFR level A2) English learners. With 925 English video lessons you can learn business English expressions to use in work and business.

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CT 06 Advanced Grammar: Causative

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Chalk ‘n’ Talk is a series of English video lessons exploring advanced English grammar topics.

In this lesson, Brian takes a look at the causative and how it can be used in the passive voice. The causative has the meaning of ‘someone causes someone to do something’. The three verbs usually used for the causative are get, have, and make.

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