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  1. milad
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    Question have a hard time using idioms

    hi I got a question.How can I put the idioms in practice.I mean I usually cannot use idioms appropriately.Why? What is the reason?


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    Re: have a hard time using idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by milad View Post
    hi I got a question.How can I put the idioms in practice.I mean I usually cannot use idioms appropriately.Why? What is the reason?
    You cannot use them because you have not practised enough the using of idioms. The first step you have completed when you have the ability to recognize idioms. Second, you have learnt the definition and correct usage. Third, you can apply them correctly. You have to get through all these three stages and you have arrived.

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    Re: have a hard time using idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by milad View Post
    hi I got a question.How can I put the idioms in practice.I mean I usually cannot use idioms appropriately.Why? What is the reason?
    svartnik is right. But there are other reasons.
    Perhaps you do not think metaphorically. Some people think and speak very concretely.
    Do you understand idioms when they are used? Do you speak idiomatically in your first language?

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