Idiomatic expressions with belly

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word belly.

A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.

This is a proverb. It means that people who are growing up are hungry all the time.

Phrases with put

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrases using the word put.

As someone puts it

This expression is used for giving the exact words used by someone.

Prepositions exercise

June 16th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. He invested his patrimony ………………… stocks.

a) in

b) with

2. The police commissioner is invested ………………. magisterial powers.

Commonly confused words

June 15th, 2014 in Words

Read the pair of sentences given below. One of them contains a mistake.

The climate affected his health.

The war had no affect over oil prices.

Idiomatic expressions with grain

June 14th, 2014 in Expressions

The word grain is used in some common idiomatic expressions. Here is a list of them.

Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Simple present or present continuous

June 14th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using simple present or present continuous tense form.

1. A butterfly ………………… life as an egg on a leaf.

a) is beginning

b) begins

Idioms used in everyday English

June 13th, 2014 in Expressions

They are numerous idiomatic expressions in English and they cause a great deal of confusion for a non-native speaker.

Here is a quick list of idioms very common in every day speech and writing.