Learn English – Podcast: Hello. Could you send the police round to 99 George Street, please? There’s been a break-in.

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Today’s sentence Hello again. OK, it’s the police we’re calling today… Hello. Could you send the police round to 99 George Street, please? There’s been a break-in. Notes Could you send…? You could, of course, say, “Help! Help! Police! Police! 99 George Street!” But I wouldn’t. This way of saying it is much better. Round . We say this all the time. “Why don’t you come round tonight?” = “why don’t you come to my house tonight.” “Buy a loaf of bread and take it round to your grandmother” = to your grandmother’s house. “Send the police round to …” round is almost meaningless. You can just say “send the police to… OR you could say: “send the police over to 99.George Street…” It means the same thing. There’s been a break-in. Someone has broken a window or door and come into the house. Another word for a break-in is a burglary. Both mean when someone comes into your house and steals things. Don’t’ forget: the number for emergency services in Britain is 999. Anyway, tomorrow’s sentence is a little less dramatic. See you then! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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