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The Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll. Because of the nonsense nature of some of the words used, it shows us how we can easily guess the type of word from the position in the sentence. We can only replace content words with nonsense words. Try doing it with function words and you won't understand anything.
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To put someone in the picture means to give someone all the information necessary to understand something. I’m going to put you in the picture about the best way of talking about a picture in which there are people. I took this photograph in the street at Seville’s April Fair in the last five years. In the photograph you can see a group of six girls in the doorway of a building. There are six girls in the picture and they’re deep in conversation. The girls are all in traditional Spanish dresses.
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The word "like" can be used in several ways in English. This Daily Dose of English uses an English joke to show how the word "like" can be used. I hope you find it interesting and amusing.
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Hello and welcome to another Daily Dose of English. Today’s Daily Dose of English is about Leg.
Most of us have two legs. We use our legs for walking. We also use the word leg in several common idiomatic expressions.
An idiom is an expression whose meaning cannot easily be determined from the words alone.
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"Make" and "do" are two verbs that are often confused by students. Their meanings are similar, but there are differences. I hope that this video will help you to see how we use "do" as a main verb, rather than as an auxiliary verb, for activities that produce no physical object, for general ideas, and in many common expressions. I hope, also, that it will show you how the verb "make", which is only ever used as a main verb and never as an auxiliarly verb, is used when we create something that you can touch and with many common expressions.
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Though mean can mean mean when it means the significance of something, or mean can mean mean when it means the middle, mean can also mean mean when it means tight. If that means nothing to you, you might need to watch this Daily Dose of English.
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Got a weight problem? Need to shed a few pounds? Eating more than you should? Can't seem to satisfy that appetite? We have a saying in English - to eat like a horse. This means that you eat a lot. I think we should change the saying to eat like a caterpillar.
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You can have pairs of anything. Pair means two. Two apples and two pears. A pair of twins. But some single things in English can also be pairs. Here is a list of all the things in English that I can think of that are pairs, despite being single items. A pair of binoculars. A pair of nail-clippers. A pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses. Two pairs of glasses, in fact. A pair of goggles. A pair of jeans. A pair of knickers. A pair of pliers. A pair of scissors. A pair of shorts. A pair of tongs. A pair of trousers. A pair of trunks. A pair of tweezers. A pair of underpants. That’s my alphabetical list, and it’s all I could think of. Perhaps you can come up with some different ones? Anyway, you can also count pairs of things, as in two pairs of trousers and four pairs of scissors.
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It’s my birthday today. The 29th of July.
It struck me that today would be a good day to look at how we talk about being born, about how old we are, and how we use the words for and since.
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A watch is a device with which we tell the time. It's different to a clock, which is also a device with which we tell the time, in that you carry a watch with you. Clocks tend to stay in one place. You can have a wrist watch which, unsurprisingly, is worn on the wrist, and you can have a pocket watch, which is carried... You've got it... in your pocket. And watch is also a verb that is used in many expressions in English. For example: Can you watch the children? I'm going to watch a DVD. I'm going bird watching. But what am I going to watch if I watch my back, my mouth, my step, or myself?
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