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Colour idioms – part 2

Here are some expressions and words which have the names of colors in them. The meaning of each expression is given on the right. Red-handed – to catch someone red-handed is to catch them...

Rewrite using so…that

Rewrite the following sentences using so…that. Tips Remove too…to from the sentence. In the that-clause use will, can, would or could depending upon the context. Exercise 1. The tourist was too foolish to trust...

Using too and enough

The words too and enough are adverbs. Too indicates excess whereas enough indicates sufficiency. The tea is too hot. (= The tea is unbearably hot. Here the adverb ‘too’ indicates an excess degree of...

Phrasal verbs with pull

Here are some idiomatic expressions with pull. Pull back To pull back is to retreat. The infiltrators pulled back when army started firing. Pull someone’s leg To pull someone’s leg is to deceive them...

Idiomatic expressions with put

Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word put. Put away To put away is to consume food or drink in large quantities. If you are going to sit there all day...

Idiomatic expressions with heel

Study the following expressions, all of which have the word heel in them. Their meanings are also provided. At one’s heels When you have someone at your heels, they are walking close behind you....

Clinch and Clench | Words Confused

These words are often confused. Clench To clench is to hold tightly or grasp firmly. The boy clenched his fists in anger. The patient clenched the arms of his wheel chair. Common expressions with...

Difference between classic and classical

Classic and classical can both be used to mean standard, typical or the highest class. Sneezing and a sore throat are the classic / classical symptoms of measles. A classic or a classical car...

Verbs with collective nouns

Collective nouns A collective noun denotes a collection. Examples are: class, regiment, team, family, bunch, band, crowd etc. Collective nouns can be followed by either a singular or a plural verb, depending upon whether...