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    Default Exercise from a course book as I'm studying on my own.

    Hi everyone, I have some exercises from a schoolcourse as I study on my own.

    Match up the following (sentences).

    1. What happened to the sexy skirts ? F)

    2. What did the passengers think when the plane lost height. A)
    3. Why are you pulling such a face ? G )
    4. Did you enjoy our shopping ? E)
    5. What did that old thing die of ? A somehow strange answer. H)
    6. Are you happy with the house you bought ? C)
    7 . Why do you keep everybody out of the kitchen ? I )
    8. Can I help you Madame ? D)
    9. Cigarette ? J)
    10. Do you have to buy so many dresses ? E)

    A) They realized they were done for. Do for:informal, ruin.
    B) Yes, but I could do with a drink. Inform, take: He doesn’t smoke, drink, or dodrugs.
    C) We are, but we’ll have to do it up. Dresss.o. up, esp. in an elaborate or impressive way.
    D) Could you do this up for me ? Be able to fasten.A shirt so tight that not all of the buttons did up.
    E) I simply can’t do it without. [with modal]find useful or would like to have or do: I could do with a cup of tea.
    F) We did away with them years ago. Inform. ,put an end to; remove: the desire to do away with …anything.
    G) I’ve just been done out of 50 pounds (poundsterling). Informal, deprive someone of sth. In an underhand or unfair way.
    H) Someone did her in, I believe. Inform. ,to kill someone (hilarious way). OhGod, she’s done him in.
    I) I’ve done it out. (GB) inform. , decorateor furnish a room.
    J) No thank you, I have done with them forever. (GB) give up, concern. We’ve done arguing. (be/have done with) British give up concern for; have finished with: I should sell the placeand be done with it.
    Steve was not done with her

    Explain the following idioms. Invent a story or a situation you can usethem in.

    - Handsome is as handsome does. It may be more important to treat peoplewell than to be good looking.
    - A stitch in time saves nine. If you sort out a problem immediately it maysave extra work later.
    - Cut his coat according to his cloth. Under take only what you buy withyour money, or ability to do and no more.
    - His wife wears the trousers. Thisspeaks for itself.
    - To be hand in glove with one another. (US) working together, often to dosth. Wrong.
    - If the cap fits, wear it. If the shoe fits, wear it. (cf. Cinderella)
    - To big too big for one’s boots/ foot. Someone who behaves as if they are more clever than they really are.
    - The boot’s on the other leg/foot now. The situation is now the opposite.

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    Default Re: Exercise from a course book as I'm studying on my own.

    Do you have a specific question about one of these answers?

    At any rate, here are some corrections at a glance:

    A) "To be done for = to be doomed"
    B) "I could do with a drink. = I would like a drink."
    E) "I simply can't do without it. = I need it."
    H) "to do someone in ≠ to kill hilariously" It just means to kill someone. There's nothing funny about it.

    "Handsome is as handsome does." -- It's not just about how you look, but how you act.
    "Cut your cloak according to your cloth." -- Make sure your goals match your means.
    "His wife wears the trousers." -- His wife makes all the important decisions.
    "Too big for one's boots." -- We say this of people who overestimate their abilities.

    Some of those uses of "do" are BrE, which I won't comment on.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 13-Oct-2013 at 18:58.

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    Default Re: Exercise from a course book as I'm studying on my own.

    Thanks for going through. Not immediate, but I’ll be able to learn from that course book.

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