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English Usage for Preaching

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Here is a partial table of contents:

  • Introduction 2
  • Abbreviations 2
  • ACTIONS 2
  • in the past 3
  • with 3
  • ADJECTIVE ORDER 3
  • ADJECTIVES IN -ING AND -ED 3
  • BODILY FUNCTIONS 3
  • COMPARATIVE & SUPERLATIVE 4
  • CONFUSING WORDS 5
  • assurance or insurance? 5
  • perfectly or fully enlightened? 5
  • FAITH 5
  • confidence 5
  • believe 5
  • MEDITATION 5
  • erect 5
  • focus 6
  • Physical objects used for meditation 6
  • breath or breathing? 6
  • MERIT 7
  • merit 7
  • collect/earn/make merit 7
  • do/perform acts of merit 7
  • rejoicing in 7
  • sharing merit 7
  • power of merit 7
  • meritorious 7
  • Passed away 8
  • NEGATION 8
  • NOBLE DISCIPLES 8
  • NON-COUNT 9
  • NOUN/ADJ/ADV 9
  • NUMBER 10
  • x-fold 10
  • double, triple etc. 10
  • kinds of, types of 10
  • POSESSIVE 10
  • PRECEPTS 10
  • take precepts 11
  • commit or engages? 11
  • Important words 12
  • QUESTIONS 12
  • Formation 12
  • Tag Questions 13
  • REBIRTH 13
  • rebirth 13
  • reborn 13
  • born 13
  • reappear 13
  • conceived 13
  • death and dying 13
  • saṁsara 14
  • REFUGE 14
  • go for refuge to 14
  • take refuge in 14
  • take/give the refuges 14
  • RELATIVE CLAUSES 15
  • SENSE BASES 15
  • SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT 16
  • Singular pronouns 16
  • TEACHING 16
  • explained 16
  • taught 16
  • preached 16
  • exhorted and expounded 17
  • TENSES 17
  • TIME 17
  • TRANSITION PHRASES 17
  • WORLDS 17
  • asuras 18
  • beings 18
  • hell or the hell? 18
  • realms 18
  • Miscellaneous Phrases 18
  • Miscellaneous verb-preposition matches 18
  • Miscellaneous Pronunciation 19
  • bath or bathe? 19
  • blessed, learned etc. 19
  • renounce or renunciation and pronounce or pronunciation? 19
  • difficult sounds 19
  • ST, SCH words 19
  • Silent W 19
  • S and SH 19
  • General 20
  • Miscellaneous Words 20
  • abandon or abstain? 20
  • arise, arose, arisen 20
  • ask 20
  • attention 20
  • benefit 20
  • call 21
  • catch up with 21
  • compassion 21
  • cut off his head 21
  • discuss 21
  • even though 21
  • example 21
  • hit 21
  • hunger and thirst 22
  • jealous 22
  • kind 22
  • lifespan 22
  • mindful 22
  • name something after 22
  • ordain 22
  • person and people 22
  • period 23
  • prince and princess 23
  • qualities 23
  • remind or remember? 23
  • respect 23
  • say or tell? 23
  • scold and blame 24
  • shave and shave off 24
  • sleep 24
  • suffering 24
  • treat 25
  • vanish 25
  • Appendix A: Quick Tips 25
  • Appendix B: Difficult Areas 25
  • Grammar 25
  • Pronunciation 26
  • Appendix C: Encouragement 26
  • Appendix D: Language Resources 26
  • Grammar Books 26
  • Dictionaries 27

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