Answers and grammar information
- Let’s make a pause take/have a break for some coffee.
We refer to stopping for a short time during any activity as a break (using the verbs have or take). A ‘pause’ in English is only used to indicate a very short stop of movement or speaking.
- Please control check the figures before you send the report.
We check things to make sure they are correct or working properly. We control things (like a car) by making sure that they go in the direction that we want.
- If I would meet met my favourite singer one day, I would make for him a great meal.
This is an example of the second conditional (if) form – a hypothetical situation in the future – If + past tense form (+ would + verb). We make someone something
- I will give you my answer until by Monday.
The direct translation of bis is ‘until’ but when we want to indicate a deadline in English we use by. This indicates any time before the deadline is possible.
- I have finished my report last night.
We always use the simple past tense when we talk about a completed action in a ‘finished’ period of time – as indicated by the phrase ‘last night’ here.
- My flat is in the near from the airport.
In English we say one place is near another place to indicate a short distance. An alternative phrase is close to.
- I have been working since for 5 years in this company.
We use the present perfect continuous/progressive form to show duration of an action that started in the past and continues into the present. We use for + LENGTH of time and since with the START time of the action (2016, July etc.)
- Please remember remind me we will see us each other next week at 10am.
The verb remember refers to a memory of something in the past. We only use us as a personal object pronoun, not a reflexive, for example: He will see us.
- You mustn’t don’t have to stay in the office after 6pm if you don’t want to.
Must not in English indicates something ‘prohibited’ (not allowed). To show that you have a choice we use the negative of the semi-modal form have to (+ verb).
- This is my usually usual place to go for running.
The adjective form here usual is modifying the verb ‘place’. We go + verb-ing to indicate the activity we want to do.