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The English Corner 10 November

Posted Date : 10-Nov-2017



Idiom
common knowledge
When information is well-known to everyone (particularly in a community or group), it is called common knowledge.
You didn't know the intern was Jack's son? It thought it was common knowledge.
feed someone a line
If you feed someone a line, you tell them something that may not be quite true, often as an excuse.
When I asked for a pay increase, the boss fed me a line about the number of contracts that had not been renewed.
get/give the low-down
If you get or give the low-down, you get or give complete information or facts about something.
I'll call you after the meeting and give you the low-down.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
close down- Stop operating (company, restaurant, cinema ...)
When the factory closed down, the employees lost their jobs.

Common Mistakes and 
Confusing Words in English
most / the most

Most without an article is usually used as an adjective, which means almost all.
For example:-
They ate most of the cake. 
Most days I go for a jog.
It's can also be used to form the superlative where it can go in front of an adverb.
For example:-
He objected to the results of the election most strongly.
The most is usually used to form the superlative where it goes in front of longer adjectives.
For example:-
The Miss World competition is held every year to find the most beautiful woman in the world.
Note - This is only a general rule - as ever there are exceptions.

NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
Glass cliff- Refers to a situation where women are selected for positions when there is a strong likelihood of failure
Infomercial- Blend of ’information’ and ‘commercial’. A short sponsored film, usually on television, which promotes a product in an instructive way.
Glass cliff- Refers to a situation where women are selected for positions when there is a strong likelihood of failure
Infomercial- Blend of ’information’ and ‘commercial’. A short sponsored film, usually on television, which promotes a product in an instructive way.




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