The English Corner 16 April

Posted Date : 16-Apr-2018

(A) man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.

A person is judged on what he/she actually does, not on what they say they will do.
No man is a hero to his valet.    
Few people are admired by those who know them intimately and are aware of their failings.
One today is worth two tomorrows.    
What you have today is better than what is promised or hoped for.
The early bird catches the worm.    
Act early, or before anyone else, if you want to have an advantage or be successful.

 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.
water down- 1) Dilute or make weaker by adding water 2) Make less severe    
1) If you water down the medicine it will be  easier to take. 2) He watered down his remarks so as not  to offend anyone.

Common Mistakes and
 Confusing Words in English
bored / boring

bored is an adjective that describes when someone feels tired and unhappy because something is not interesting or because they have nothing to do.
For example: She was so bored that she fell asleep.
boring is an adjective that means something is not interesting or exciting.
For example: The lesson was so boring that she fell asleep. 
Note- Most verbs which express emotions, such as to bore, may use either the present or the past participle as an adjective, but the meaning of the participle is often different.
You might be able to remember it using this sentence:-
"Only boring people get bored."

Landline- A telephone connected to wires in a fixed location as opposed to  a mobile or cell phone.
Pixie cut- A short hairstyle for women in which the hair is cut around the ears and cropped in layers so as to create a tousled effect


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