Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Use of idioms

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 1,760
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #11

    Question Re: Use of idioms

    Are some idioms rather colloquial or used in spoken language only, whereas others just in written or formal language?
    Best,
    Nyggus

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 46,304
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #12

    Re: Use of idioms

    Yes, many idiopms are colloquial, but that doesn't mean they are spoken only, but that they wouldn't be used in formal language.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. idioms
    By nasir in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2007, 13:23
  2. idioms
    By alma mie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Nov-2006, 13:15
  3. New References of English Idioms, Slang and Swearing
    By Red5 in forum News and Announcements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-Jun-2005, 20:31
  4. idioms
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Feb-2004, 01:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •