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Title:
American idioms and some phrases just for fun
Author:
Swick, Edward.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 120 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764108075
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

ESL students taking intermediate-level courses will find this book a helpful supplement to their classroom textbook. Just as important, they'll see it as a reliable guide to the intricacies of idiomatic American English. Why, after all, should a newcomer to the English language be expected to make sense out of such phrases as get on the ball...make a beeline...have a bone to pick? These and dozens more phrases are explained, "translated" into more formal English, and repeated in various contexts.


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