The English Corner 13 November

Posted Date : 13-Nov-2017

(An) empty purse frightens away friends.
When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.
False friends are worse than open enemies.
It's better to know who your real enemies are rather than trust someone who pretends to be a friend but is capable of stabbing you in the back.
Haste makes waste
If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redone.
(A) little fire is quickly trodden out.
If you deal with a minor problem quickly, it will not become a major issue.
(A) man is known by the company he keeps.
A person's character is judged by the type of people with whom they spend their time.

 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.
dispense with- Decide to do without something.  
They've dispensed with the paper version so you'll have to download it.
even out- Eliminate differences of opinion.  
"After a long discussion they managed to even out their differences."

Common Mistakes and
 Confusing Words in English

say / talk
To say v. means to pronounce words or sounds, to express a thought, opinion, or suggestion, or to state a fact or instruction.
For example: "Never forget to say "Please" and "Thank you".
"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
It can also mean to give information in writing, numbers or signs.
For example: "The signs says we shouldn't walk on the grass".
To talk v. means to actually say words out loud; to speak to someone.
For example: "I'm really glad my dogs can't talk.

generation snowflake- A derisive reference to today’s teens and young adults (called ‘millennials’) who are viewed as being more easily offended and less resilient than previous generations. Generation Snowflake believe that it is their right to be protected from anything they might find unpalatable or makes them feel uncomfortable.
hearable- Electronic device worn in the ear which incorporates a computer or technical gadget to provide information, music, etc. for example applications related to fitness.
jeggings- Blend of 'jean' and 'leggings'.
Tight-fitting stretch trousers for women made from a denim fabric with the elasticity of a legging. They resemble a pair of denim jeans with fake pockets and belt loops.


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