Miscellaneous Tips


moral or morale

08

Sep 2015

Moral vs Morale

MORAL– The word Moral can be used as a Noun or an Adjective. It can also be used to illustrate a type of story that conveys how one should or should not conduct. The word is so concerned with the basics of right or wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character. Example- The moral of the story is, honesty is the best policy.(...

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when pigs fly

03

Sep 2015

When Pigs Fly- What Does It Express

The phrase, “when pigs fly” refers to something that is unlikely to happen. Pigs can’t fly. It is impossible to expect that pigs will fly also one day. So the expression refers to a situation that is unlikely to happen Example- I will wake up early and go for a morning walk. Yes, you will do when pigs fly....

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cool as a cucumber-

03

Sep 2015

Cool As A Cucumber- What Does This Expression Mean

Basically the fruit cucumber is of very cool nature . You get a cool feeling and it helps in digestion.So if someone is of very cool nature, relaxed and confident in his life, we can say that person is cool as a cucumber. Example- Tom was as cool as a cucumber before the interview because he was well prepared for the interview and finally succeeded...

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spill the beans

01

Sep 2015

What Do You Imply When Someone Says ‘Don’t Spill The Beans”

The expression,”spill the beans” is to reveal the secret  or pass on private information but which was done by mistake or not intentionally. Example- There is a surprise gift for all the staff at the end of the meeting. Please don’t spill the beans. The lady threatened to spill the beans to his wife or approach the police....

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let the cat out of the bag

31

Aug 2015

What Do You Mean By The Idiom, “Let the Cat out Of the Bag”

The idiom ,”let the cat out of the bag” means to tell or reveal a secret by mistake. That is being careless while speaking. Example- I was going to pay a surprise visit to my brother’s house but my son let the cat out of the bag. So now my brother knows it. The company was going to give a surprise gift to the highest...

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Strong and weak verbs

28

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

26

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

24

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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