Wednesday, March 06, 2019

A Figure of Speech: Fun puzzle by Ella Baron

There are 27 figures of speech hidden in this picture. I tried to figure them out. Try figuring them on your own out and see whether you got something new that couldn’t spot or differs from mine 😃😊

  1. Silver spoon in one’s mouth
  2. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
  3. Hit the nail on the head
  4. Time flies
  5. Picture is worth a thousand words
  6. Plate is full
  7. Kick the bucket
  8. Crow over
  9. The shoe is on the other foot
  10. Cats got your tongue
  11. An ace up your sleeve
  12. Cards close to one’s chest
  13. You can’t make an omelette without breaking egg
  14. Spill the beans
  15. Cut the chase
  16. In a nutshell
  17. Put a bug in someone’s ear
  18. Put one’s best foot forward
  19. Cherry on the cake
  20. Red herring
  21. Big cheese
  22. A piece of cake
  23. Make ends meet
  24. Joker in the pack
  25. Tie in knots
  26. Holding a cat by a tail
  27. Heart on one’s sleeve

Saturday, October 06, 2018

GMAT Sentence Correction Crash Course

GMAT Sentence Correction Weekend Crash CourseOctober 2018

Instructor: Prachi Pareekh
Location: Bangalore
Fees: Rs 5000/-

For details contact

Monday, October 02, 2017

Using Articles A, An, and The: Part 1

Use a, an or no article with generic nouns. Generic nouns are used to make generalizations.
  • Indians are generally friendly.
  • A dog is a loyal companion.
  • Life is full of surprises.
  • An Englishman's home is his castle.
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Exception: Sometimes, the is used with generic singular count nouns, specially with inventions and animal species.
  • The bengal tiger is an endangered species.
  • Do you know who invented the laptop?
  • The Ganges river dolphin was officially discovered in 1801
  • The African elephant is the largest animal walking the Earth.
  • The anemometer is a device that measures the speed of the wind


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pretty vs. Fairly

Pretty (adjective) means attractive, nice-looking. Informally, pretty is sometimes used as an adverb meaning a little bit, not completelyAvoid using pretty in this meaning in business or formal academic writing. Use fairly instead.
  • The article was pretty good. (informal)
  • The article was fairly good. (formal)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alike vs. Like

Alike is an adjective and an adverb meaning similar, like each other or in a similar way.
Use alike after nouns. Alike is not often used before nouns.
  • Adults and children alike enjoy video games.
  • Children and adults alike celebrate halloween in United States.
Alike can also follow other kind of words.
  • No two thumb prints are exactly alike.
  • My sister and I are alike in looks, but not in personality.
Like is a preposition meaning similar to
Use like before a noun or a pronoun to talk about similarity.
like + noun/ pronoun
  • My sister talks like me.
  • His daughter looks like him.
  • he is a fantastic manager like his boss.
For like vs. as click on the link below:
Like vs. As

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanged vs. Hung

Hanged and hung both are past participles and past tenses of the verb to hang but they are used in different contexts.

Hanged is restricted to the sense of hang that means to suspend by the neck until dead, or to put to death by hanging.
  • He was hanged for murder.
  • She hanged herself moments after the result was announced.
  • A few hours after he was hanged, the terrorist's body was buried at the central jail.
In all other senses of the word hang, hung is the preferred form as past tense and past participle.
  • They hung the picture on the wall by the door.
  • A towel hung from the the rail.
  • I hung my daughter's picture above my working desk.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Flammable, Inflammable and Nonflammable

Flammable and inflammable are synonyms. 
Both mean easily set on fire; burning easily; burnable; easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.
  • Children toys and clothes should not be made of flammable/ inflammable material.
  • Never ignite a fire near a flammable/ inflammable substance.
  • Because gasoline is one of the most flammable/ inflammable liquids, fire is a serious threat in any vehicle service area.
Nonflammable is the antonym/ opposite of flammable.
It means not flammable; incapable of burning or not easily set on fire.
  • Carbon Dioxide is a nonflammable gas that extinguishes fire.
  • Candles should always be placed in sturdy holders made of nonflammable material.
  • It is always advisable to use nonflammable, quick bonding adhesives for bonding metals, wood and plastic materials.