Language is changing very rapidly, and modern English is different from what we were taught in school. In order not to give the impression of an old-fashioned person, you can train yourself not to use words and phrases that are in the past.
< Website provides a list of words that should be avoided in communication, and their modern counterparts . The verb «shall»
-? Shall we go to the cinema? - Do not go to the movies if we
* Only with pronouns 1st person
The phrase «How do you do?» < - «How are you?» . Now therefore ask, how are you, with the exception that in the king's throne room. Today the most commonly used How are you The noun «pupil» -? «disciple» The adverb «moreover» - «more» - «of course» .tak now also no longer say, certainly better to use and definitely (is obvious, of course). < The adjective «little» - «small» .If it comes to size, it is better to replace the adjective little on the small, such as: small room - a small room The noun ". telephone » - « phone » - «to engage in sports» - «refrigerator»
The phrase «What a pity!» < -. «! What a pity» .This expression can also be considered hopelessly outdated. Instead, we can say: «! That's bad», the value will be the same.
Materials: Academic Department of International Language Link English language center for yazyk.ru, Windsor, Irina SHI