Matter – English noun, verb and expressions

Matter – English noun, verb and expressions

In this complete tutorial for beginners’ learners are going to learn a vocabulary lesson and the word we’re looking at is “matter”.

So here is the spelling M-A-T -T- E- R \ ˈma-tər  \

In this lesson you will learn how to use:

matter” as a noun

matter” as a verb

You will also learn 3 very useful expressions with “matter”.

matter as a noun (1)

Before we further proceed, watch the video here about Matter English noun verb expressions:

A situation or subject that is being considered.

Examples:

Kevin: Why are you upset?

John: It’s a personal matter.

So, it’s a personal matter, john is saying it’s a personal subject or it’s a personal situation. As you can see in this example, we are using the word matter as a noun.

Another examples:

Anne: My passport has been stolen. What should I do?

Carol: It’s a matter for the police.

Principal: There are important matters I would like to discuss in the meeting.

matter as a noun (2)

This means “the reason for a problem, pain or worry”.

This is often a question: “What is the matter?”

Examples:

Dan: You look upset? What’s the matter?

What’s the matter with your arm?

Tom: My motorcycle won’t start.

Dave: What’s the matter with it?

Ken: I think it has a flat battery.

matter as a verb (1)

= to be important

Examples:

Black lives matter.

= Black lives are important.

Gary: I’m sorry I can’t help with your project.

Mike: It doesn’t matter. Maybe next time.

Jim: I forgot to thank the director.

Tom: Don’t worry, I’m sure it didn’t matter.

matter as a verb in questions

Questions with the verb “matter” mean: “Is it a problem…?

Examples:

Does it matter if I use your laptop?

Does it matter if I bring my friend?

Expressions with “matter” (1)

It’s only a matter of time

= Something will definitely happen in the future.

Examples:

Mark is very rude to the customers.

It’s only a matter of time before he loses his job.

It’s only a matter of time before you feel better.

Expressions with “matter” (2)

  • to make matters worse

= to describe a bad situation that is getting worse

Examples:

She is terrible sick, and to make matters worse she has lost her job.

I’m late for work, and to make matters worse there’s no bus.

Expressions with “matter” (3)

  • to be no laughing matter

= to describe a serious situation

Examples:

Being in hospital is no laughing matter.

Having a broken arm is no laughing matter.

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