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    #1

    sweet/racket

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Usually I like my tea sweet.

    sweet = having the taste of sugar

    It was sweet of you to think of me.

    it is very sweet of you = it is very kind/considerate of you

    They were terribly sweet to me.

    sweet = kind

    It was sweet to hear people to praise me so much.

    sweet = pleasantly

    What is it, my sweet?

    sweet = a dear or beloved person

    They liked the sweets of life.

    I am trilled with the hope to taste the sweets of success.

    He craved for the sweets of home.

    sweet = enjoyment, pleasure, relish

    Is the ham still sweet?

    still sweet = not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh

    We have to keep the rooms sweet.

    Then they have a sweet smell.

    The air was sweet with the odors of spring.

    The air is sweet with thyme.

    sweet = fragrant

    Jill has a sweet tooth; she always orders apple pie after a meal in a restaurant.

    sweet tooth = to be excessively fond of dessert items

    What’s your racket?

    The drunken man in the street kicked up no end of a racket. (was very noisy and boisterous)

    I’m getting too old to stand the racket.

    to stand the racket = to take the blame on behalf of one's gang

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: sweet/racket

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Usually I like my tea(with) sweet. Used as noun joined with preposition not shown.
    Usually I like my tea a little more sweet (better)
    sweet = having the taste of sugar

    It was sweet of you to think of me. Ok

    it is very sweet of you = it is very kind/considerate of you

    They were terribly sweet to me. Ok

    sweet = kind

    It was sweet to hear people praising (to praise) me so much. Ok

    sweet = pleasantly

    What is it, my sweet? Ok

    sweet = a dear or beloved person

    They liked the sweets of life.

    I am trilled with the hope to taste the sweets of success.

    He craved for the sweets of home.

    sweet = enjoyment, pleasure,= relish something pleasant to the mind or feelings.

    Is the ham still sweet?

    still sweet = not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh

    We have to keep the rooms sweet.

    Then they have a sweet smell.

    The air was sweet with the odors of spring.

    The air is sweet with thyme.

    sweet = fragrant

    Jill has a sweet tooth; she always orders apple pie after a meal in a restaurant.

    sweet tooth = to be excessively fond of dessert items =A 'sweet tooth' is a colloquial term to describe the common psychological condition in which subjects feel an unnaturally strong urge for foods which are sweet.

    Whatís your racket? = A slang=an easy or profitable source of livelihood.

    The drunken man in the street kicked up no end of a racket. (was very noisy and boisterous)

    Iím getting too old to stand the racket.
    This racket is going on for sometime involving billion dollars.

    to stand the racket = to take the blame on behalf of one's gang= of an organized illegal activity
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Skp

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