My friend asks this question: Q: Are ‘proverbs’ and ‘idioms’ the same or different? I heard “devil’s advocate” but I don’t understand what it means! Can you please explain it to me and give me some examples? Many thanks! A: Thank you for your question! Proverb = a well known saying that teaches truth. Examples: Early to bed and […]
Today, let’s look at a question on ‘replying’! Q: Can I say: “Thank you for reply”? A: In short – no. Remember: all sentences follow the pattern: subject, verb, object In this example, the word ‘reply‘ is a verb. When we say thank you for doing something, we need to use ing… Examples: Thank you for […]
Today, let’s look at ‘I didn’t mean to…’ The phrase “I didn’t mean to …” is usually used for something bad that you did, but didn’t want to do. Examples: I didn’t mean to hurt you. I didn’t mean to break the dishes. I didn’t mean to be late. If you are talking about something that […]
On the weekend I went to the shop below in Kensington. It is called ‘Peter’s of Kensington’. It sells all kinds of things including toys, kitchen goods, suitcases, cutlery, bowls and dishes and dinner sets. The great thing about this shop is that all the products are top quality brands, but you can buy them […]
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