I'm sitting
Am sitting is the present continuous tense, used for actions that are happening now and continuing to happen. Follow the link for more.
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built
Here built is the past participle of the irregular verb build. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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from time to time
sometimes; occasionally
Example: I go to the beach from time to time.
gave
Gave is the past tense of the irregular verb give. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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took it over
To take something over is to gain control of it from someone else.
Example: They want to take over our company.
For more meanings of the phrasal verb take over, follow the link below to our language library.
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use
Folow the link to listen to the two ways we pronounce use.
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given
We use given at the beginning of a sentence to mean considering or knowing. You could say on a rainy day:
Example: Given the weather, I'm not surprised that you're wet.