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    Re: The ways we use just one word

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    To help develop fluency in English, it's, of course, important to learn new words. However, it's also important to know the ways in which we use words in combination with other words. From the simplest English words, it is sometimes possible to learn a number of expressions simply by knowing how a word is used. So what does it mean to really know a word? Knowing a word means understanding a number of common ways in which it is used by native speakers of English.

    Let's start with the word "flip". How do we use "flip"? Here are a few ways.

    flip a coin
    flip out
    flip an egg
    flip a burger
    flip a house
    be flip

    Post questions about these expressions. When we finish with the word "flip", we can move on to another word. If you know of other ways to use the word "flip", add them to the list.


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    #22

    Re: The ways we use just one word

    hey I m not aware of all these terms.. whenever you please a mention a sentence which illustrates its usage..

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    #23

    Re: The ways we use just one word

    How about
    flip over/on/off?

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    #24

    Re: The ways we use just one word

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    It's time to move on to another word. The new word is "out".

    check it out
    check-out counter
    leave it out
    take it out
    take-out orders
    out and about
    out of the blue
    out of nowhere
    out to lunch
    out back
    outback
    go all out
    go out
    talk something out
    move out
    have a falling out
    speak out
    outspoken
    talk out loud


    Got any more?
    what if we do?
    here it comes.....

    out of sight
    out of sight, out of mind
    out of the way
    out of this world
    out of order
    on the outs (informal)
    out for (revenge) or out to (out to get me)
    bring out
    come out
    out of work
    hand it out
    out of hand
    left out
    out like a light bulb
    out for the count
    out cold



    'out of bread and rice' - I have never heard it before, care to explain, pretty please


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    Smile Re: The ways we use just one word

    We're out of bread. = We don't have anymore bread. We ate it all. We have to buy more.

    We're out of rice. = We don't have anymore rice. We cooked and ate all of it. We have to buy more.



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    Re: The ways we use just one word

    Quote Originally Posted by misiania View Post
    what if we do?
    here it comes.....

    out of sight
    out of sight, out of mind
    out of the way
    out of this world
    out of order
    on the outs (informal)
    out for (revenge) or out to (out to get me)
    bring out
    come out
    out of work
    hand it out
    out of hand
    left out
    out like a light bulb
    out for the count
    out cold



    'out of bread and rice' - I have never heard it before, care to explain, pretty please
    Those look good. Got any questions about any of them?

    (We use "got" colloquially in place of "have you got" for a yes-no question. It's informal and used regularly.)


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    Smile Re: The ways we use just one word

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    How about
    flip over/on/off?
    Yes, we can flip a pancake over or flip an egg over.

    flip on - flip off - Those aren't exactly familiar to me, but I would say they might mean, or are similar to, "turn something on" or "turn something off", such as a light switch or something similar.



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    #28

    Re: The ways we use just one word

    Quite a common saying my mum used to say was, 'for crying out loud'. Don't really hear it so much nowadays though. My own entry would be 'sold out', which I suppose we could use in a couple of different contexts.


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    Re: The ways we use just one word

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    Quite a common saying my mum used to say was, 'for crying out loud'. Don't really hear it so much nowadays though. My own entry would be 'sold out', which I suppose we could use in a couple of different contexts.
    I don't hear "for crying out loud" either these days. Yes, "sold out" can mean a couple different things.


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    #30

    Re: The ways we use just one word

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    We're out of bread. = We don't have anymore bread. We ate it all. We have to buy more.

    We're out of rice. = We don't have anymore rice. We cooked and ate all of it. We have to buy more.

    hehe I thought we're out of bread/rice has got a different, hidden meaning. Other than that I know the meaning 'to be out of something'
    Thanks PROESL

    What about 'hear me out'?

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