How to Pronounce 'THOROUGH' - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word thorough. This word is used as an adjective and means being careful about detail. The word comes from the Middle English word thorow, which came from the Old English thurh.

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The unit presents the seven most common future tenses in the English languag.
The first one is the future simple which follows the structure subject+will+base form of the ver.
This tense is used to express future facts and certainties, promises and predictions based on no present evidence, assumptions, spontaneous decisions and threat.
The second one is the future continuous which follows the structure subject+will+be+present participl.
This tense is used to say that something will be in progress at a particular moment in the future, to predict the present (to say what we think or guess might be happening now), for polite enquiries referring to other people´s plans without influencing the listener´s intentions, and to refer to future events which are fixed or decided, without suggesting personal intentio.
The third tense is the future perfect which follows the structure subject+will+have+past participl.
The future perfect tense is used to say that something will have been done, completed or achieved by a certain time in the futur.
The fourth tense is the future perfect continuous which follows the structure subject+will+have+been+present participl.
We can use this tense to say how long something will have continued by a certain tim.
The fifth tense is the be going+infinitiv.
It follows the structure subject+verb ?to be? in the present+going to+base form of ver.
This tense can be confused with the present continuous, so we must identify the difference which is that the ?be going to? structure is always followed by a ver.
Finally, there are two tenses which are normally used as present tenses, but can also make reference to the futur.
The first one is the present simple used to express the occurrence of more formal situations that even though they are stated in the present, they will take place in the futur.
For example: ?Our new shop opens next mont.
? This tense can also be used to describe timetables and schedules, as in ?The train to Brussels leaves at 5:00pm?, and finally to suggest a more impersonal tone (often implying an outside compulsion), as in ?We start investigation tomorrow.
The second tense normally used as a present tense is the present continuou.
This tense with reference to the future is used to express definite arrangements, like in the example ?I am bringing a cake to the party?, as well as for decisions and plans without a time frame, as in ?I am quitting my jo.

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