an
Notice that an is used before words that start with a vowel sound, such as anthropologist or artist. Follow the link for more.
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written
Written is the past participle of the irregular verb write. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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Olive Pink
Olive Pink
A University of Tasmania website detailing the life of Olive Pink.
heard of
When you hear of something, you get information about it for the first time
Example: I heard of his death when I was driving to work.
Here heard is the past participle of the irregular verb hear. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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thought
Here thought is the past tense of the irregular verb think. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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came
Came is the past tense of the irregular verb come. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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lost her heart
To lose your heart is to fall in love with something or somebody.
Example: She lost her heart to the kitten after a few days.
Here lose is the past tense of the irregular verb lose. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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brought
Here brought is the past tense of the irregular verb bring. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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hopped on and off
got on and off
met
Here met is the past tense of the irregular verb meet. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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hopped up
got up
rode off
rode away
Rode is the past tense of the irregular verb ride. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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wrote
Wrote is the past tense of the irregular verb write. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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reduced circumstances
poverty; a polite way of saying someone has very little money
Example: I found her living in reduced circumstances in a boarding house on the seedy side of the city.
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spent
Here spent is the past participle of the irregular verb spend. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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lived on the sniff of an oily rag
To live on the sniff of an oily rag is to live on very little.
Example: When I was a student I used to live on the sniff of an oily rag.
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