greenmanOut of

Among its many uses, out of can mean "motivated by".


He killed his ex-wife's cat out of spite— Mató al gato de su exmujer por despecho

They don't breastfeed their children out of embarrassment— No dan el pecho a sus hijos por vergüenza

Just out of curiosity, what's your middle name?— Sólo por curiosidad, ¿cuál es tu segundo nombre?


In The Press

His attorneys had said in a filing that he did it “out of the misguided desire to keep these pictures in order to one day show his family and future Washington Post-Jan 26, 2017

... defendant decapitated Judith and then disposed of her head is not entirely clear but it may well be that he did it out of pure hatred at the sight ... 12, 2016


In DualTexts Articles

-Eye For An Eye

-Welcome to Canada

greenmanAs to

As to can mean 'with reference or regard to'.


John has some interesting theories as to why Germans are so hard working— John tiene algunas teorías interesantes respecto a por qué los alemanes son tan trabajadores

We'll have to make a quick decision as to whether we should keep the money— Tendremos que tomar una decisión rápida sobre si deberíamos quedarnos con el dinero o no

Ackman has no doubts as to Herbalife's true nature— Ackman no tiene ninguna duda sobre la verdadera naturaleza de Herbalife

As to your previous question, I can't answer that— En cuanto a tu pregunta anterior, no puedo responderla







blueman1 work out

The phrasal verb work out is one of those tricky ones that has several meanings:

Transitive (figure out)


1. to calculate 

2. to resolve

3. to devise

4. manage to understand

5. end well /succeed

6. amount to

7. do exercise



1) I worked out what I owe you — Calculé lo que te debo

2) I worked out the solution to this puzzle — Resolví el puzle

3) We worked out a plan to see the glaciers — Ideamos un plan para ver los glaciares

4) I worked out how to turn this off — He averiguado cómo apagar esto

5) The relationship didn't work out (well) — La relación no salió bien

6) The cost of the refurbishment worked out at around 500 pounds — El coste de la reforma salió por unas 500 libras

7) I should work out more — Debería hacer más ejercicio 


In The Press

Scientists have finally worked out how to get the last drop of ketchup out of the bottle 21, 2017

It's not quite worked out the way we expected and we've had a slight change of strategy to have someone look after the catering completely Press and Journal-9 hours ago

TripAdvisor have looked at the most popular travel destinations on their site and worked out the average cost per hotel room and average The Sun-Mar 1, 2017


In DualTexts Articles

-Ice Melt



greenmanOver (a)

A common way of saying "while having/doing" is over (a).



Let's talk about this over a beer— Hablemos de esto mientras tomamos una cerveza

We caught up over a coffee— Nos pusimos al día tomando un café

We came to an agreement over lunch— Llegamos a un acuerdo durante la comida

We bonded over a round of golf— Intimamos durante una ronda de golf


One meaning of length, especially in plural, is "the extent or degree to which we will go to achieve something".



They went to great lengths to find you that ticket— Hicieron grandes esfuerzos para encontrarte esa entrada

To what lengths would you go in order to survive?— ¿Hasta dónde serías capaz de llegar para sobrevivir?


In DualTexts Articles

-Dark Tourism

-Inside Job

greenman do for + noun

The construction do for + noun is like saying "manage" or "contrive" . It is most commonly used in questions.



How are we doing for time— ¿Cómo vamos de tiempo?

What did you do for work— ¿Qué hiciste para trabajar?

How are you doing for money— ¿Cómo andas de dinero?

We are doing alright for fuel at the moment — Vamos bien de gasolina por ahora


Use In Articles

-Welcome to Canada