English Knowledge


Strong and weak verbs

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Aug 2015

Strong And Weak Verbs- Know How To Identify Them

Strong verbs are those verbs which form their past tense by merely changing the vowel in the present form without adding  ed, d, or t Speak changes to spoke in the past tense. Fight changes to fought in the past tense. Fall changes to fell in the past tense. Eat changes to ate in the past tense Weak verbs are those which form their past...

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an honest mistake

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Aug 2015

” An Honest Mistake”- What Does This Actually Mean

The phrase ” an honest mistake” means a mistake committed which was not intentional and there was no bad intention or malicious thought behind an action. Example- I think it was an honest mistake.My friend would not have done it if with me. The actress termed her action of spelling the name of the president wrong as an honest mistake. ...

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hang on

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Aug 2015

What Does The Expression, ” Hang On” means

The expression “hang on” can convey several meaning depending upon the sentence. Example- To wait for a while- Hang on a minute. The class teacher need to talk to you. To pause during a telephonic conversation- Please hang on until i get a pen to write down the phone number. To be prepared for some uncomfortable situation- Hang on ! The bus is now going...

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monkey business

18

Aug 2015

What Is The Meaning Of The Idiom,” Monkey Business”

The idiom , “monkey business” refers to mischievous or silly act.It can also refer to wasting of time on a project which is not wise enough. Examples- Are you still using the old techniques to increase production? Stop the monkey business and resort to some new ones. So what kind of monkey business have you  children been up to while I was out? The teacher asked...

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how to use the word case

16

Aug 2015

What You Should Know About The Word “Case”

Hi friends and learners of English it is very important to know how to use words in a sentence. Today I have chosen the word – Case Surely you would have come across this interesting word -Case. This word can be used in many ways conveying a different meaning at times. So let us have a look at how this word can be used. A...

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adding fuel to the fire

14

Aug 2015

“Adding Fuel To The Fire”- What Does The Expression Mean

The expression,”adding fuel to the fire” means doing something to make a situation worse which is already bad or in a terrible condition. Example- Relation between Tom and Peter was not at all good for the past few months. Their relation got worse when John added fuel to the fire. If your father is angry, don’t say anything to him now. You will just be...

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