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The English Corner 26 December

Posted Date : 26-Dec-2017



Proverbs
Never trouble troubles until troubles trouble you.
Don't look for problems in advance; deal with them when they arise.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
What is useless to one person could be valuable to another.
Penny wise, pound foolish.
Refers to a person who is careful about spending small amounts of money, but not careful about spending large amounts. 
The best things in life are free.
You don't have to pay for what is important: happiness, friendship, good health.

 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.
run away- Escape from a place or suddenly leave    
He ran away from home at the age of fourteen.
stick out- Become noticeable    
With that dress you'll really stick out!

Common Mistakes and
 Confusing Words in English

used to / used to do
Used to can be used as an adjective and we use it to talk about things that have become familiar, and are no longer strange or new.
For example: "I am used to mistakes now."
You can also be used to doing something.
For example: "I am used to making mistakes now."
More here
Used to do - If we say something used to happen we are talking about repeated events and actions in the past, usually things that happened a long time ago and are now finished.
For example: "I used to smoke."

NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
anklington- Blend of the words 'ankle' and 'wellington'. A short wellington boot.  A wellington boot is a rubber boot worn in wet conditions.
binge drinking- Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short space of time, or drinking to get drunk.
charticle- Blend of ‘chart’ and ‘article’. A news article that is composed primarily of a chart, image or graphics with just a brief text for additional information.




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