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English dictionary - Idioms
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Idioms are phrases that have a meaning that is very different from its individual parts. Unlike most sentences that have a literal meaning, idioms have figurative meaning. A literal meaning is when each word in a sentence stays true to its actual meaning. Figurative meaning is when a combination of words mean something different than the individual words do.
Great English
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,470. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book provides all the information needed to use English grammar and punctuation properly. The grammar rules are clearly explained. A great asset is the comprehensive reference lists which are not found in other study aids. The general knowledge section provides lots of useful facts. An excellent tool for doing homework or preparing for exams.
Impepho
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: Xhosa. Published: August 27, 2018 by Via Afrika. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Kuleli qoqo uyasimema ukuba sizibhekisise lezo zisho nezaga ezintsha ngoba yizona ezikhombisa ukuthuthuka kwesizwe. (In this collection, the author is inviting us to pay special attention to the emerging idioms and proverbs since these are a manifestation of a nation's development.)
Does Your Flamingo Flamenco? The Best Little Dictionary of Confusing Words and Malapropisms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Stumped about any of these? Hunger pains or hunger pangs? Spitting image or spit and image? Some time or sometime? Lay or lie? Shined or shone? Retroactive from or retroactive to? Effect or affect? Buck naked or butt naked? Find all the answers in this handy guide written by Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva. Over 250 confusing word pairs, groups, and idioms - defined with examples.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: British English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
A fun-filled illustrated ride through the world of Idioms. Many of us don't even know why we use these frequently used phrases, let alone their history & origins. 'The writings on the wall', though we don't want to 'blow our own trumpet' so 'keep your shirt on', we'll give you the 'full monty', 'Warts and all' lowdown on the 100 most interesting Idioms. That's 'Straight from the horse's mouth'!
A to Z – Poem for an Idiom
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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This ebook puts everything together from A to Z. There is an Idiom, its meaning and then followed by an eight line poem. I hope you enjoy reading them all. If you ask me my favorite, I would go for one done for the letter – ‘V’.
No Mistakes Grammar, Volume II, Misused Words for Business
Series: No Mistakes Grammar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar & punctuation
We’re back! That’s right. Back and at it again. And there’s an unexpected surprise. We have more redundancies, more expressions, and more mixed-up word news.
Idioms & Phrases: A Concise Dictionary
Series: Great Oratory ยท Ready Reference Treatises. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Idioms and phrases are used extensively in literature, particularly in drama and fiction. In satirical or humorous fiction, the inclusion of phrases and idioms is almost inevitable.
Military & Nautical Phrases: Etymology: The Origins of Nautical & Military Phrases
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,460. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Reference » Etymology
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo: Freezing the Balls of a Brass Monkey, Money for Old Rope, Swinging the Lead, Turn a Blind Eye and hundreds more idioms and phrases with military origins. Why do we say these things and how did they become part of our language?
109 (+11) Phrasal Verbs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
You can learn 120 Phrasal verbs! Phrasal verbs are commonly used in everyday, conversational English. It is more natural to say, “Please put out your cigarette,” than “Please extinguish your cigarette.” I encourage you to study the lessons in this book, and begin using these phrasal verbs in your conversations. You will sound more natural when you do so.