Idioms E-Learning English Grammer 

Idioms

An idiom is a phrase, or a combination of words, that has developed a figurative meaning through frequency of use. Idioms are a staple in many different languages, and are often shared across languages through numerous translations. They can be useful and even fun to use, but are also bound to confuse any new speaker of a language who isn’t familiar with the phrase’s cultural relevance. Below are few examples :  1.  It cost me an arm and a leg to take my trip to Australia.      (Very expensive) 2.  I was over the…

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E-Learning English Grammer 

Tenses

Tenses Tenses can be defined as follows: a form of a verb that is used to show when an action happened or a distinction of form in a verb to express distinctions of time or duration of the action or state it denotes or a verb-based method used to indicate the time, and sometimes the continuation or completeness, of an action or state in relation to the time of speaking.   Types of Tenses There are three types of tenses: Present Tense Past Tense Future Tense Present Tense: a tense…

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PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH VOCABULARY E-Learning English Vocabulary 

PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH VOCABULARY

Phrasal verbs are in very common use in spoken and colloquial English. However they are idiomatic and students need to give them special attention if they wish to speak the language fluently.   “A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.” Example :   To get  =  to obtain I need to get a new battery for my camera. To get together  =  to meet  Why don’t we all get together for lunch one day?   It is essential for students who are…

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Word list 02 E-Learning English Vocabulary 

Word List 02

Word List 02 Bling (n): Expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelry. Bromance (n): A close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Chillax (v): Calm down and relax. Crunk (adj): Very excited or full of energy. D’oh (ex): Exclamation used to comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one’s own. Droolworthy (adj): Extremely attractive or desirable. Frankenfood (n): Genetically modified food. Grrrl (n): A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality (A blend of “Grrrr” and “Girl.”) Guyliner (n): Eyeliner that is worn by men. Hater (n): A…

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vocabulary English Vocabulary 

Vocabulary- Word List 01

English is an ever evolving language and it’s almost impossible for anybody to learn all the words of English Language. However, the fact that every word in English language has a history, is the key to understand the basic meaning of most of the words. If you learn the meaning of the basic root on which the word is built, then even if you come across an entirely new word which you haven’t read before, you will still be able to infer its meaning. For e.g. you must have read…

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