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English Idioms - Trying to Remember!

My dear friends! One of our EC members, the Way to the Moon (hope, she is still on the Earth with us! Smile!), has just given me a great idea and I am about  to implement it right away! Sure, when you hear or read English, you should catch the general sense and all my previous blogs were about understanding English idioms. But it is another matter when you start speaking or writing yourselves. You should be 100% sure how to use this or that idiom or not use it at all if you don't want to sound funny, illiteral, impolite or crazy. Ha-ha! Great beginning, isn't it?! Ha-ha! So, as you see, your teacher is back! Ha-ha! Ready for my new tricks?! Hope so!

Well, let's get down to business! In this blog I propose you to replace the words in bold with the idioms and phrasal verbs you have already learned from my previous blogs. I have chosen the idioms you had some problems to explain. So, there you go!

1. My subdean has always wanted to have her revange on me for my flirting her many years ago.

2. Last weekend we were invited to the birthday party, but we didn't know what that man likes and had a lot of doubts what present to buy.

3. I am a kind of a teacher who often critisizes his students if I am sure, they can learn better.

4. When I gave my wife a bunch of tulips, she was so surprised as they are not sold in our area.

5. We have a lot of urgent tasks to do and have to employ more people.

6. I have never thought my best friend could ever deceive me!

7. I was very upset and nervous and could hardy pull myself together and calm down.

8.  And now, I believe you will cope your jobs well, will surely give me right answers and will not disappoint me!

So, how about that? Ha-ha!

I'd like to say once again that I expect you to use the idioms we analyzed and explained in all my previous blogs about idioms. Besides, I will  give you a few days to post your replies as there is nothing to explain. Sure, I will read your comments and answer them if you need my help or just have some questiions. But I will not tell you what is right and what is wrong until you all are done, OK?

Just enjoy!

Well, as there  are no new comments, I am adding the correct answers:

1. My subdean has always had it in for my flirting her many years ago.

2. Last weekend we were invited to the birthday party, but we didn't know what makes that man tick and had a lot of doubts what present to buy.

3. I am a kind of a teacher who often finds fault with his students if I am sure, they can learn better.

4. When I gave my wife a bunch of tulips, she was taken aback as they are not sold in our area.

5. We have a lot of urgent tasks to do and have to take on more people.

6. I have never thought my best friend could ever take me in!

7. I was very upset and nervous and could hardy took grip on myself.

8. And now, I believe you will pull your weights around. You are bound to give me right answers and not to let me down !

I'd like to say that many of you have got along in this test well enough. And now you know 40 more idioms and it is so good for you!

Thanks everyone for taking part in this blog!

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Comment by Tanya on April 8, 2016 at 13:17

As we see there are no more replies I will post the correct answers for Danny as he is busy today. I hope you don't mind as we are a team here. 

So the correct answers are:

1. My subdean has always had it in for my flirting her many years ago.

2. Last weekend we were invited to the birthday party, but we didn't know what makes that man tick and had a lot of doubts what present to buy.

3. I am a kind of a teacher who often finds fault with his students if I am sure, they can learn better.

4. When I gave my wife a bunch of tulips, she was taken aback as they are not sold in our area.

5. We have a lot of urgent tasks to do and have to take on more people.

6. I have never thought my best friend could ever take me in!

7. I was very upset and nervous and could hardy took grip on myself.

8. And now, I believe you will pull your weights around. You are bound to give me right answers and not to let me down !

I'd like to say that many of you have got along in this test well enough. And now you know 40 more idioms and it is so good for you!

Thanks everyone for taking part in this blog!

Comment by Danny Clark on April 5, 2016 at 15:48

My dear Eva! Thanks for your efforts! I will post the right answers very soon. In such a task I have nothing to explain as we have already considered and analyzed all those idioms. So, in a few days I will post the right answers with my comments and you all will be able to check your replies, OK?

Comment by Danny Clark on April 4, 2016 at 18:04

Barb! Thanks for understanding!

Comment by Danny Clark on April 4, 2016 at 17:57

Dear  Barbare! I am so glad you are back from the Moon at least for a few days! Welcome to the Earth!  You are not late. As you may see, I haven't given the right answers, yet. I will wait for others' replies some more days. In such a task I have nothing to explain as we have already considered and analyzed all those idioms. So, in a few days I will post the right answers with my comments and you all will be able to check your replies, OK?

Comment by Peppo on April 4, 2016 at 11:18
Oki doki, Sir!!!
Comment by Danny Clark on April 4, 2016 at 11:06

Hi, my dear Peppo! You are not late. As you may see, I haven't given the right answers, yet. I will wait for others' replies some more days. In such a task I have nothing to explain as we have already considered and analyzed all those idioms. So, in a few days I will post the right answers with my comments and you all will be able to check your replies, OK?

Comment by Peppo on April 4, 2016 at 5:34
Hello Danny,.
I hope i am not late,. Was a bit busy and I checked again your previous blogs because I missed few of them. I didn't check the comment below, just rewrote it again and compared with your new sentences. Here the result
1. See eye to eye (synonyms I) to be honest I have no idea about this. I may make mistake from very first, lol
2. To make man tick (idioms and proverbs III)
3. Finds fault with (Synonyms II)
4. Taken aback (idioms and proverb I)
5. To take on (idioms and proverbs II)
6. Taken me in (Idioms and proverbs III)
7. Took a grip (Idioms and proverbs I)
8. Let well alone, bound to (idioms and proverb II), let me down (Synonims II)
That's all from me now, hope you like to correct it, hehe...
Thank you in advance
Comment by Danny Clark on April 3, 2016 at 10:59

My dear Setareh! I will refrain from commenting your answer, but I tell you that it has been the best by now. You are a very good student and I am proud of you!

Comment by Danny Clark on April 3, 2016 at 10:52

Dear Eva, Afro! Please, take your time! We are not in a hurry!

Comment by bet on April 3, 2016 at 4:24

Sorry, I have to go through previous pages!

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