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Transcript of Idiomatic Expressions
Meaning of Idiomatic Expressions
Uses of Idiomatic Expressions
Short discussions and examples
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Idioms And Idiomatic Expressions
Idioms is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage. An idiom's figurative meaning is separate from the literal meaning. There are thousands of idioms and they occur frequently in all languages. There are estimated to be at least twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions in the English language.
Idiomatic expressions are a type of informal English that have a meaning different from the meaning of the words in the expression.
How this affect our daily life?
Idioms affects our daily life in such many ways like, some people use idiomatic expressions in expressing their selves into the society community and to other people. This cause to widen our mind in thinking and deceiving the meaning of that expressions and to understand what it is.
What is idioms?
What is Idiomatic expressions?
How this idioms affect our daily life?
That's why the meaning of idioms cannot be found into a simple dictionary that you can found the meaning of word for word. You must analyze the sentence carefully and try to decode the meaning of idioms. For example:
I heard the mafia boss had kicked the bucket.
He talks to himself, I think he's a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
On the first sentence the idiom is kick the bucket that means to die or die, while in the second sentence the idiom is a few sandwiches short of a picnic which means mad or not sane. That why we must know which phrase is idioms or not.
Answer the following items and determined the idiomatic expressions. Decode the meaning of the idiomatic expressions and analyze the sentence.
1. First he dropped the pot plant, then adding fuel to the fire he trod on it.
2. Let's just say I know about it because a little bird told me.
3. Women these days not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon.
4. Oh, you mean knitting a jumper, well that's a different kettle of fish entirely.
5. If you promote him to captain of the football team when he is not suitable, this could open a can of worms with the other players.
1. To add fuel to fire - to make a situation worse
2. A little bird told me - information gained from someone who you are not going to name
3. Bring home the bacon - to earn a living and make money for your family to live on
4. Kettle of fish - A situation different or alternative to some other situation, but not nec. unfavourable
5. Can of worms - A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems
Project in English IV
Prepared By: Sumairo N. Aritmetica
Mariemil C. Folloso
Submitted To: Ms. Mary Kris S. Lavadia