Commonly Confused Words (a-7)

appraise vs apprise  appraise assess, evaluate: Managers appraise the staff twice a year. apprise inform or tell (someone): Keep me fully apprised of any changes in the situation.   ascribe attribute, accredit: They ascribe most of the accident to the bad weather. describe give details, explain: There are so many …

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Nouns

Nouns Common noun a noun that is used to name people or things in general rather than specific ones (e.g. woman, city, dog, money, month) —————————————————————– Proper noun a noun that is used to name a particular person, place or thing (e.g. John, New York, October) ——————————————————————- Concrete noun a …

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Food and Drink Idioms (15)

idioms food drink 15  cream of the crop (the best of a group all): These four students are the cream of the crop in the class. cry over spilled milk (express regret about something that has happened and cannot be changed): I made a mistake, but there’s no use crying …

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Keep

Keep meanings : do something without stopping or do it repeatedly: Keep walking until you reach to a supermarket. remain in a particular condition: I like to keep busy. I walk to work to keep fit. cause to remain in a particular condition: This overcoat will help keep you warm …

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9. a ballpark figure → all hat no cattle

a ballpark figure → all hat no cattle  a ballpark figure: Could you give me a ballpark figure of today’s total sales? a bitter pill to swallow (a fact that is unpleasant or painful, but must be accepted) a day late and a dollar short (too late to be useful) …

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