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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:21 pm
by jessica
please could anybody send me good phrase to discuss in class. if for people that are learning english. thanks I`ll apreciated it.

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:03 pm
by Shelley
Jessica, why are you so impatient? The class could punctuate the following:

woman without her man is nothing

Maybe you've seen this one before. Here are some possibilities --
"Woman, without her man, is nothing."
"Woman: without her, man is nothing."

The phrase may initiate a lively discussion.

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:23 pm
by dalehileman
one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater--has one eye, one horn, flies, is purple, and eats people

one eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater--has at least one eye but could have more

one eyed-one-horned, flyin' purple people eater--definitely only a single creature, which may or may not have eyes; however, is continually watched by others, probably because of anxiety over the how the creature might use its horn

one eyed, one horned, flyin' purple people eater--two separate creatures, one having at least one eye and the other at least one horn

one-eyed, one-horned-flyin' purple people eater--one of his horns flies by itself; total no. of stationary horns however unspecified

one-eyed, one-horned, flyin'-purple people eater--creature's skin is shade of purple referred to as "flyin'"

one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple-people eater--eats only purple people

one-eyed, one-horned-flyin'-purple people eater--one of his horns is of flyin' purple hue

one-eyed, one-horned, flyin'-purple-people eater--eats only purple people who also fly

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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:41 pm
by spiritus
The sentence below is true.
The sentence above is false.

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:54 pm
by Slateman
I'm assuming that by phrases, the poster means what I call a phrase (essentially an expression) If so, below are a few that I can think of. If by phrase something more specific is meant, then I apologize for my post ahead of time.

"Up and at-em" - Meaning: Get up out of bed and start your day
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise" - Self explanatory
"Hit the sack" (or "Hit the hay") - Meaning: Go to bed
"Put the pedal to the metal" - Meaning: accelerate (when driving a car)
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" - Meaning: Don't scrutinize something that you receive for free in front of the person who gave it to you.
"Slower than molasses in the wintertime" - This expression describes someone or something that is VERY slow. If you've ever poured molasses out of a container on a cold winter morning, you'd know what this means. ;)

Those are just a few off the top of my head (There's another one "Off the top of my head"), meaning something I just thought of.