ADVERBIAL PAIRS AND ADJECTIVAL PAIRS
Here are some examples: here and there, now and again, first and foremost, short and sweet, safe and sound, sick and tired
- I could see a number of houses scattered here and there over the hillside.
- How often do you see her now? ~ Every now and again. Not as regularly as I used to.
- Why don't you get a job that pays more? ~ First and foremost because I really enjoy the job I'm doing.
- I'll try and keep this short and sweet. I know you don't want to stay here longer than you need to.
- Oh, I'm so glad to have you back home safe and sound. I was beginning to get worried about you.
- I'm sick and tired of hearing your excuses. It's about time you did an honest day's work.
- here and there: to or in several places
- now and again: occasionally
- first and foremost: most importantly
- short and sweet: not too complicated, as in a speech, often with keep/make it
- safe and sound: not harmed at all
- sick and tired: extremely annoyed with someone, often with of hearing/listening