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Vocabulary Term Definition
brother-in-law (1)
countable noun

brother-in-law (2)
countable noun

Jess is Kathleen's brother-in-law
This example is from the video: Jess is Kathleen's brother-in-law. Kathleen is Jess's sister-in-law.
Jess is Susan's husband. Kathleen is Louis's wife.
Can and could for asking for information (for making requests).

This is very different from can as presented in lesson 15. THIS "can" is only for speaking politely when asking for something. The OTHER "can" is modal verb meaning "be able to" or "be permitted to do something".

Can you...? is polite. Could you... ? is more polite.

husband - wife

countable nouns

husband and wife
You got it wrong.
got it wrong
is an expression meaning
"(Someone) made a mistake".

wrong = false
(wrong is also an adjective, noun and verb)

You got it wrong.
countable noun

The apostrophe ( ' ) has two, and only two uses: to show possession, and for contractions (the omission of letters or numbers).


transitive verb, i.e., a verb needing a direct object

We can introduce ourselves (self-presentation) or we can introduce other people, such as our friends.

an introduction

Helen is introducing Jim to Laura.
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