My lesson "N"

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For a long time, Britain was the most powerful nation on earth. He appealed to the nation for calm.
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You use nation to talk about a country or the people who live there in a rather formal way, especially when you are talking about politics and history.
In my job, I travel all over the country.
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In more general situations, you say country.
He's got British nationality.
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You use nationality to say what country someone legally belongs to.
The most amazing thing about nature is its variety.
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Nature is used to talk about all the animals, plants and things that happen in the world that are not made or caused by people.
nature. When nature has this meaning, don't use the in front of it.
We live in the country. I've always loved the English countryside.
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Use the country or the countryside to talk about land that is away from towns and cities. Don't use nature for this meaning.
the country
I need money for food.
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If you need something, it is necessary for you to have it.
need. Don't use need in progressive forms.
The letter did not need her signature. I don't need any help, thank you.
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The negative form is do not need or don't need.
You need to work hard if you want to pass your exams.
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If you need to do something, it is necessary for you to do it.
need to do. You must use to in sentences like these.
You don't need to shout. She does not need to worry about us.
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If something is not necessary, you say that you don't need to do it or do not need to do it.
You must not accept it. We mustn't forget the keys.
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Must not has a different meaning. If you want to say that it is necessary for someone not to do something, you use must not or mustn't.
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You use neither or neither of to make a negative statement about two people or things.
Neither man spoke or moved.
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You use neither in front of a singular noun.
Neither of them spoke for several moments. Neither of her parents said anything.
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You use neither of in front of a plural pronoun or a plural noun phrase beginning a determiner such as the, these, his or its.
neither of
I didn't invite them. -Neither did I. He'll never forget it, and neither will we.
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After a negative statement, you can use neither at the beginning of the next sentence or clause to show that this statement is also true for another person or thing.
adding a clause
My son is nervous about starting school.
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If you are nervous, you are frightened or worried about something that you are going to do.
It's time to be going home-your mother will be anxious.
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If you are worried about something that might happen to someone else, you say that you are anxious.
Perhaps they were irritated by the sound of crying.
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If something annoys you, you say that you are irritated by it.
I'm getting married next month. He said he would be seventy-five next April. Let's have lunch together next Wednesday.
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You use next in front of words such as week, month, weekend, Monday or June to talk about a date or a period of time that is directly after present one.
next. Don't use the in front of next.
Can we meet tomorrow at five? I'm going down there tomorrow morning.
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Don't say that something will happen next day. Say that will happen tomorrow.
If you want to say the time of day, you use
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tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, or tomorrow night.
She gradually built up energy and is now back to normal. Now he felt safe.
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Now is usually used to contrast a situation in the present with an earlier situation.
I'm very busy just now.
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In conversation, you use right now or just now to say that a situation exists at present, although it may change in the future.
She's here with us right now. He wants you to come and see him now, in his room.
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You also use now or right now to emphasize that something is happening at this moment, or must happen immediately.
Did you feel the ship move just now?
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If you say that something happened just now, you mean that it happened a very short time ago.

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