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    Idioms, phrasal verbs, proverbs and sayings

    Please, I would like to know the difference between idioms, phrasal verbs, proverss and sayings. Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: Idioms, phrasal verbs, proverbs and sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by odelosa View Post
    Please, I would like to know the difference between idioms, phrasal verbs, proverss and sayings. Thanks a lot in advance.

    Odelosa
    idioms-An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make*it up

    phrasal verbs-An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make*it up------- eg: how many turned out to vote?

    Proverbs-A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

    Sayings- A word or phrase that particular people use in*particular situations

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