The Verb Page – Verbal Phrases 4


Check your answers at this link: the hotel receptionist

I was arrested
I have been arrested

The first one is part of a narrative in the past. The second one is a description of the situation now.

I was in a prison cell
I am in a prison cell

Now or before?

I am free
I am a free agent

They are both the same.

I have got a week’s free accommodation
I have a month‘s free accommodation

at the Grand Hotel
at the Ritz Hotel

What was the name of the hotel?

I am going to go and check in
I will go and check in

Future “will” or future “going to“?

Hello Can I help you sir?
May I help you, Madam?

The second one is a little more formal.

My name is Mike White
My name is Mark White
My name is Mike Voigt.
My name is Mark Wright

Which name did you hear?

How are you?
How are you doing?

The second one is American.

Are you having a good time?
Are you having a nice time?

Yes, I am actually
Yes, I am as a matter of fact.

Adverbial phrases.


They are both adjectives.

the woman at the hospital asked if …
The man at the police station told me that …

A question or a request?

I was to have a week’s free accommodation.
I was to have a night’s free accommodation.

Seven nights or just one?

That is right.
That is correct.

You are aware of it?
You know about it?

Which one did you hear?

Here is your key.
Here is your card.

Oh thank you very much.
Oh thanks a lot.

And the manager will take you out there.
And the bellboy will take you up there.

Have you got any luggage?
Do you have any bags?

Do you get bags under your eyes?

They lost my luggage.
They misplaced my luggage.

Do you have a bag?

just down those stairs
Just up those stairs.

Which floor do you live on?

OK thank you.
thanks a million

Gratitude is important!


And have a wonderful time
and have a nice time

You have a nice time too!

and if you need any help
and if you need any assistance

just give me a call
just give me a ring.

Which one was it?

So what’s your name?
So what’s your number?

A pleasure to meet you
Nice to meet you

Which one did you hear?

See you then.
see you later

Check your answers at this link: the hotel receptionist

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