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uses of superlative

30

Sep 2015

How To Use Superlative And Make Your Language Effective

What is a Superlative? In English grammar, a superlative is a form of adjective or adverb that suggests the highest order or the intense degree of a quality surpassing all others. For instance, when you illustrate three tall people, Tom, Peter and John, you would possibly say- Tom is tall boy where ‘tall’ is fundamentally an adjective. “Peter is taller than Tom” where taller is...

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metaphor vs simile

28

Sep 2015

What Is The Difference Between Metaphor and Simile?

The two words Metaphor and Simile are bit confusing for many of the learners of English language. It appears to be similar in nature but there is a difference. You may have to scratch your head to understand the basic difference between the two. But once it goes into your head you will understand that there is a difference between the two figures of speech....

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nonverbal communication and its types

25

Sep 2015

What Is Nonverbal Communication? Identify The Diverse Types

What Is Non-verbal Communication Nonverbal Communication has been outlined as communication with no words. Non-verbal communications symbolize facial features, the tone and pitch of the voice, gestures displayed through visual communication (kinesics) and also the physical distance between the According to specialists, a considerable portion of our communication is nonverbal. Every day, we have a tendency to reply to thousands on nonverbal cues and behaviors...

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loose or lose

11

Sep 2015

How To Grasp The Difference In Use between Loose and Lose

There are a lot of English learners who often confuse between lose and loose. But writing loose when to write lose would give a meaningless sentence. Loose is an adjective. The opposite of loose is tight. Example- My trousers are loose. Your shoes are loose and so I cannot walk fast. All my clothes are loose. I have lost weight after a few training sessions....

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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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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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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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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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