become
Here become is the past participle of the irregular verb become. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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It's
Notice that when it's is short for it is, it's spelled with an apostrophe. Follow the link to find out more.
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its
When its is used as a possessive adjective, it's spelled without an apostrophe.
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made
Here made is the past participle of the irregular verb make. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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too
When too is used to mean excessively or 'more than', it's spelled with two 'o's.
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Bennelong Point
the construction site of the Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point
the construction site of the Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point
took shape
Something that takes shape develops far enough for you to see what it will become.
The Sydney Opera House taking shape.
The Sydney Opera House taking shape.
Example: The building at the end ot the street is taking shape.
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Took is the past tense of the irregular verb take. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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turned the screw
To turn the screw is to apply pressure to someone who is already in a vulnerable position.
Example: The low price for wheat is another turn of the screw for farmers suffering from the drought.
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stayed on
remained
Example: I stayed on to finish some work and got home late.
go to hell
The expression go to hell is used to tell someone to go away. It is used in anger and can offend people.
Example: He wanted to say sorry , but I just told him to go to hell.
brought
Here brought is the past participle of the irregular verb bring. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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swung
Here swung is the past participle of the irregular verb swing. Follow the link below to find out more.
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daring design
model of  the original design of the Opera House (front view)
model of the original design of the Opera House (front view)
model of  the original design of the Opera House (rear view)
model of the original design of the Opera House (rear view)
beaten off
If you have beaten off someone, you have stopped them from defeating you or overcoming you.
Example: The big companies have more resources and easily beat off the local competition.