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Idioms with play

Here is a list of idioms formed with play. Make great play of To make great play of something is to draw attention to it in an exaggerated way. Play about To play about...

Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. Famine and war still …………………. mankind. (affliction) 2. Deer and rabbits show less ………………… than tigers or lions....

Question tags worksheet

Add appropriate question tags. 1. The chair is new, …………………….? a) isn’t it b) is it c) was it d) wasn’t it 2. Your friends don’t like it, ……………………..? a) do they b) don’t...

Idioms – M

Make the most of To make the most of something is to use it to the best advantage. He made the most of his foreign holiday by visiting as many places as he could. Make...

Difference between persons and people

The words persons and people are the plural forms of the noun person. They are not used in exactly the same way. People is by far the more common of these two expressions and...

Idioms – P

Pace yourself To pace yourself is to do something at a controlled and steady rate. Keep pace with To keep pace with someone is to progress at the same speed as them. Put someone...

Idioms – O

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with O. Sow your wild oats To sow your wild oats is to have too many casual sexual relationships when you were young....

Idioms – N

A nail in the coffin An expression used to refer to an action or event likely to cause something to come to an end or fail. Call someone names To call someone names is...

Vocabulary exercise 17

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The burn needs an ………………… of the ointment twice a day. (apply) 2. What is your ………………….. of...

Vocabulary exercise 16

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. As Diwali drew near, the children were filled with ………………… (anticipate) 2. Those vases in the museum are...