*This course "Master English Vocabulary; Phrasal Verbs and Idioms " consists of,
What is a phrasal verb ?
More than 200 phrasal verbs, their meanings and example sentences for clarification.
What is an idiom ?
Structure of idioms.
More than 200 common and used idioms.
Examples of idioms with their meanings in an alphabetical order.
An idiom is a combination of words that has a meaning that is different from the meanings of the individual words themselves. It can have a literal meaning in one situation and a different idiomatic meaning in another situation. It is a phrase which does not always follow the normal rules of meaning and grammar.
Structure of Idioms
Most idioms are unique and fixed in their grammatical structure.
The expression to sit on the fence cannot become to sit on a fence or to sit on the fences. However, there are many changes that can be made to an idiom.
Some of these changes result in a change in the grammatical structure that would generally be considered to be wrong.
To be broken literally means that something is broken.
The lamp is broken so I cannot easily read my book.
To be broke is grammatically incorrect but it has the idiomatic meaning of to have no money.
I am broke and I cannot go to a movie tonight.
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*This course addresses all levels of learners , parents and teachers who have a potential desire to acquire easily and professionally the four English language skills which are listening, speaking, reading and writing and how to use idiom. When you have self confidence that you are aware and can use and practise everything in English, in your study or daily life, you will deal with others in English like a native person who speaks fluently and writes accurately.