: Prefixes. Revision
: anyway - fancy Notes
A prefix is added to the beginning of a word. Usually, a prefix is there to give the opposite meaning to an adjective, adverb or verb, or make it negative, i.e.dislike
something is not possibleuntidy
something is not tidyunpack the opposite of 'to pack'Vocabulary
anyway - can be used to end one topic of conversation and introduce another, i.e.
- ...and so he failed his driving test.
- I'm sorry to hear that. Anyway, shall we go shopping now?
- discuss something in a serious way when someone disagrees with you, i.e.
- Caroline and her husband are always arguing about money.
- I don't want to argue about politics now. Come on, let's go and see a movie.
- to want: about food, drink, activities, followed by ing or a noun. - Do you fancy (going for) a walk later? - I fancy seeing a film tonight. - He fancies a game of tennis this afternoon
. (e.g. playing)
‘Fancy' also means: to have a romantic attraction for someone, e.g. John fancies Maria. nonsense
- stupid talk or, sometimes, just an opinon you disagree with, (can sound rude if
you don't know the person well), i.e.- Ten cigarettes a day won't harm you.- You're talking nonsense, of course ten, or even five, a day will damage your health.
- the noun for the adjective, 'tidy'.uni
- slang for university