The English Corner 10 August 18

Posted Date : 10-Aug-2018

wouldn't be caught dead
If someone says that they wouldn't be caught or seen dead in a particular place or doing something, they mean that they would be too ashamed or embarrassed.
My seven-year-old son thinks he's a big boy; he wouldn't be caught dead holding my hand in front of his friends!
false move
In a dangerous or risky situation, if you make a false move, you do something which may have unpleasant consequences.
He is under close surveillance. If he makes one false move he'll be arrested.

 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.
try on-    Put on or wear something to see if it suits
or fits    
I'm not sure about the size.  Can I try it on?

Common Mistakes and  Confusing Words in English

come over /over come
Come over is a phrasal verb, that can mean several things.
To move from one place to another, or move towards someone.
For example: "Come over here." To seem to be a particular type of person.
For example: "Politicians often come over as arrogant." To be influenced suddenly and unexpectedly by a strange feeling.
For example: "Don't stand up too quickly or you may come over dizzy."
Overcome is a verb, which means to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something.
For example: "Using technology can help many people overcome any disabilities they

Tongue Twister
There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
He threw three free throws.
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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