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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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ritasenn

India

i love it and wanna learn 


i am alway ready

03:07 PM Oct 03 2019 |

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 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Challenge Quiz:


What figure of speech is the phrase: “Open secret?”

10:15 PM Sep 06 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #25:


Fly by night= A business that disappears rapidly to avoid creditors.


Jackleg= Lack of professional standards.


I feel you= I understand.


Vibes= Feelings, good or bad.


Open secret= A secret that everyone knows.


Gunning= Seeking an opportunity.


Pull rank= To use your authority to get what you want.


Crunch time= A period of intense pressure.

10:55 AM Sep 02 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you dear teacher ๐Ÿ™

07:26 PM Aug 26 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh- You’re welcome. Very good paraphrase. Use the article “an” instead of “a” before a vowel (an unreliable…) Also, add “have” before decided.


Bluesky- Very good paraphrase. Switch “are you saying” to “you are saying…”


Bora- Good paraphrase. Add “are” before honest, “if” before struggle and use successful instead of powerful. 


All of you understand, just make some small corrections. 

03:18 AM Aug 25 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi all,


Chairman : we understand but we are not sure if they honest or not


Ms. Charlotte : I undrestand you but your ideas are not true and evrynody knows them.


Chairman .I you struggle to buy this company you will always be powerful


Ms. Charlotte . we are going to decide next meeting


regards

01:10 PM Aug 21 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello

Chairman: We understand what are you saying but we are not sure this company is trustworthy or efficient .
Ms. Charlotte: I understand your worries but your bad feeling about that company is because of your prejudgment. The situation is not a secret and all know about that.
Chairman: If you insist to buy this company, you can always use your privilege.
Ms. Charlotte:  Next meeting we will take our final decision.

07:38 PM Aug 19 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson ๐Ÿ™
My answer:
Ms. Charlotteโ€™s meeting with her board
Chairman: We understand, but we donโ€™t know if itโ€™s a unreliable or rookie company.
Ms. Charlotte: I understand you, but your moods were that you decided. It’s not a secret.
Chairman: If you try very hard to buy this company, you can always use your power.
Ms. Charlotte: Critical moment is next meeting!

09:17 AM Aug 19 2019 |

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