Oxford Pocket English Idioms: With Answers

Oxford Pocket English Idioms: With Answers

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This is a handy, pocket-sized reference to idiomatic English.show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 24mm | 322.06g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0194327892
  • 9780194327893

Table of contents

Introduction; How to use this book; 1. Key words with idiomatic uses; Adjectives and adverbs; bad, big, dead, flat, good, hard, high, hot, long, old, short, thick, thin; Nouns; end, line, matter, mind, point, thing, way, word, world; Miscellaneous; all, how, it (as subject), it (as object), that, there, too, what; 2. Idioms with nouns and adjectives; Noun phrases e.g. a drop in the ocean; Adjective + noun e.g. a close shave; 3. Idiomatic pairs; Pairs of adjectives e.g. cut and dried; Pairs of nouns e.g. wear and tear; Pairs of adverbs e.g. more or less; Pairs of verbs e.g. hit and miss; Identical pairs e.g. bit by bit; 4. Idioms with prepositions; above, across, after, against, at, behind, below, by, for, from, in, of, off, on, out, over, round, to, under, up; 5. Phrasal verbs; e.g. act up, allow for something, be into something, call something off, make something up to someone; 6 Verbal idioms; e.g. blow one's own trumpet, call a spade a spade, come to grips with something, do a bunk; 7 Idioms with key words from special categories; Animals; Colours; black, blue, green, grey, red, white; Numbers, size, measurement; number, one, two, three etc., size, inch, mile; Parts of the body; arm, back, blood, bone, brain, chest, ear, elbow, eye, face, finger, foot, feet, hair, hand, head, heart, heel, leg, neck, nose, shoulder, skin, toe, tongue, tooth, teeth; Time; day, hour, minute, moment, night, time; 8 Idioms with comparisons; Comparisons with as ...as e.g. as bold as brass; Comparisons with like e.g. go like the wind ; Exercises; Key to exercises; Indexshow more

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