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.

Dog idioms

June 12th, 2014 in Expressions

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

As crooked as a dog’s hind leg

If somebody is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, they are very dishonest.

Phrasal verbs with C

June 11th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrasal verbs beginning with the letter C. Each expression is followed by its meaning. Example sentences are also given.

Call back

Present perfect tense exercise

June 9th, 2014 in English Quiz

Make sentences in the present perfect tense using the verbs given in the brackets.

1. We …………………….. (live) in this street since 2005.

2. She …………………….. (return) from work.

Idioms about cows and bulls

June 9th, 2014 in Expressions

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

As awkward as a cow on roller skates

When you are as awkward as a cow on roller skates, you look very awkward indeed.