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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

Topic: Reading

Author: englishteacher24/7

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englishteacher24/7

United States

No thank you, I’ll pass or I’m not hungry right now.

11:11 AM Dec 09 2019 |

Liany_lianySuper Member!

Indonesia

If someone offering you a meal and you refuse to take it …. what can you say  ?

09:07 AM Nov 27 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #26


Low-hanging fruit- Getting something with little effort.


A no brainer- Something that requires little or no thought or mental effort.


Bottom line- The most important thing.


Shoehorn- To force something into a small space or period of time.


Pick your battles- Decide what you want to fight about.


Cut you some slack- To ease the pressure on someone.


Thanks for your superb efforts.

10:21 AM Nov 17 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, very good paraphrase with a few corrections. “No need to think about…”


”...so we won’t oppose you on this one.”


Bluesky, excellent paraphrase, just change to ”...so we’ll stop arguing…”


You both are welcome and I’ll prepare the next lesson this week.

05:04 PM Nov 04 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello dear teacher and everybody๐ŸŒท


Thank you for new lesson.


Ms. Charlotte: Buying this company is a very easy goal for you and no need to think about our profit.


Chairman: It seems you really want to push us to buy this company, so we’ll stop arguing and we will take it easy.

11:47 AM Oct 29 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson ๐Ÿ™
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte: Buying this company is very easy, no need to think for our net profit.
Chairman: It looks like you’re going to force us to buy this company, so we’ll know our enemies and we’ll less demand of you.

03:41 PM Oct 28 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson #26 Reading between the lines:


Next board meeting


Ms. Charlotte: Buying this company is low hanging fruit, a no-brainer for our bottom line.


Chairman: It looks like you’re going to shoe-horn this company, so we’ll pick our battles and cut you some slack on this one.


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

06:28 AM Oct 28 2019 |

ritasenn

India

i love it and wanna learn 


i am alway ready

03:07 PM Oct 03 2019 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™
I’m always ready ๐Ÿ˜Š

10:37 AM Sep 23 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, you got the understanding of an open secret and explained it well. Next lesson is coming.

04:26 AM Sep 23 2019 |

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englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, you got the understanding of an open secret and explained it well. Next lesson coming.

04:25 AM Sep 23 2019 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š
Yes, there is a contradict in this phrase.
An open secret is a fact that should be a secret but a lot of people know about it.
Please forgive me for answering late ๐Ÿ™

04:48 AM Sep 14 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, you’re welcome.


No, I mean if it is a secret, it can’t be open, otherwise it’s not a secret, because “open” contradicts secret. That’s why it’s an oxymoron. :)

10:03 AM Sep 10 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š
Excuse me, do you mean how is a secret revealed?

04:44 AM Sep 10 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bingo! Bora and Fatemeh you are both correct. It is an Oxymoron which is a figure of speech where two words contradict each other. In this case, if it is a secret, how can it be open?


Good job, extra credit to you both!

07:04 PM Sep 08 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

yes ฤฑ just learnt it is oxymorone


03:16 PM Sep 08 2019 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ˜Š
Excuse me, is it an Oxymoron?

09:19 AM Sep 08 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, there is a certain name for this type of phrase. Continue your search for the answer.


Fatemeh, good try. A paradox is a contradictory statement; however, you are getting close. Keep going.

01:03 PM Sep 07 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello all
Thank you very much Mr. Alston ๐Ÿ™
In my opinion it is a Paradox. Because there is a contradict between “open” and “secret”.

07:44 AM Sep 07 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello


I think it figures ; it’s obvious and understandable

06:33 AM Sep 07 2019 |

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