The English Corner 1 January

Posted Date : 01-Jan-2018

cross your mind

If an idea or thought crosses your mind, you suddenly think of it.
It just crossed my mind that the shops are closed today.
on the fly
If you do something on the fly, you do it quickly, without thinking much about it, while doing something else.
I'm so busy I usually have lunch on the fly.
grab a bite to eat
If you grab a bite to eat, you get something to eat quickly.
We should have time to grab a bite to eat before the show.

 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.
rub out-Erase    
Write it in pencil so that you can rub it out.
Lose an- opportunity to do something.    
If you leave before Saturday you'll miss out on the party.

Synonyms and Antonyms
effect  (noun)

1. a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause better health is always one of the effects of improved hygiene
Synonyms- of effect aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
Near Antonyms- of effect consideration, determinant, factor base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus mother, origin, root, source, spring
Antonyms- of effect antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason
2. the power to bring about a result on another religion has a profound effect on our lives
Synonyms- of effect impact, influence, mark, repercussion, sway
Near Antonyms- of effect helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness
3. effects pl  transportable items that one owns
the family packed up its household effects and moved to Florida
Synonyms- of effect belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, things
Near Antonyms- of effect immovables, real estate


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