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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

Lesson No. 29- Reading between the lines


Chairman- The handwriting is on the wall, we’re left holding the bag!


Ms. Charlotte- Stop bellyaching, it’s water under the bridge.


Chairman- Sorry, we have to let bygones be bygones.


Ms. Charlotte- That’s what I’m talking about!


Question:


Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

01:13 AM Aug 11 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

You’re welcome but you’ve earned the accolades. Please stay tuned.

05:48 AM Jun 26 2020 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

A million thanks to you๐Ÿ’
Thank you for the glowing praise. Youโ€™re too kind

12:27 PM Jun 20 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Hello Fatemeh, very good paraphrase. Here’s my revision:


Change “occurs” to “of” i.e. ”...caused the collapse of the company…”


The phrase “my foot” is used to express a strong contradiction or disbelief. When Ms. Charlotte said “keep hope alive” the chairman challenged her optimism and added “we’re toast” meaning we’re ruined, like burnt toast.


You’re a very tenacious student, you will do well in school and your career!

08:25 AM Jun 17 2020 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson ๐Ÿ™
My answer:
Chairman- Well, the virus has caused the collapse occurs the company you bought and it’s very expensive for us.
Ms. Charlotte- don’t lose hope
Chairman- Help me pay the costs, our position is under threat
Ms. Charlotte- please stop giving me such a hard time, I wasnโ€™t privy to this virus happening.

02:02 PM Jun 15 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 28 – Reading between the lines


Chairman- Well, the virus has caused the bottom to drop out of the company you bought and cost us a lot of moola.


Ms. Charlotte- Keep hope alive!


Chairman- Alive my foot, we’re toast!


Ms. Charlotte- Cut me some slack, I wasn’t privy to this virus happening.


Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

02:07 AM Jun 14 2020 |

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englishteacher24/7

United States

You’re welcome. Please stay tuned for the next lesson.

04:59 AM May 17 2020 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Yes, Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™

08:29 AM Mar 09 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Hello Fatemeh, your answer is correct. Adding the word “just” indicates it recently happened. However, not using “just” does not necessarily mean a long time but rather saying that it happened.


Good job!

11:22 AM Mar 07 2020 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston.
I just ate some potato chips: I ate some potato chips a little while ago.
I ate some potato chips: I ate some potato chips Long ago

04:11 PM Mar 06 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Pop Quiz:


Can you explain the difference between these two sentences:


“I ate some potato chips.”


“I just ate some potato chips.”

02:02 PM Mar 03 2020 |

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12:55 PM Feb 27 2020 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š
I’m always ready ๐Ÿ™

09:59 AM Feb 26 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Hello Fatemeh, your paraphrase is excellent! I can’t even make any adjustments. 


Congratulations on a job well done!


Please stay tuned for the next lesson.

09:17 AM Feb 24 2020 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson ๐Ÿ™
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte- Thanks for the done deal without arguing with us.
Chairman- Hopefully it will be profitable for the company.
Ms. Charlotte- Yes and we can make a great deal of money with very little effort.

08:23 AM Feb 17 2020 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 27 Reading between the lines


Concluding comment


Ms. Charlotte- Thanks for the done deal without us locking horns.


Chairman- Hopefully it will be a cashcow for the company.


Ms. Charlotte- Yes and we can laugh all the way to the bank!


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

03:18 PM Feb 16 2020 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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