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ready material for phrases needed.

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How many of you (members) are Non-native speaker of English? [POLL:YES]

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ready material for phrases needed.

Post Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:24 am
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    Dictionary is for words & their meanings.
    Thesaurus is for words & their synonyms.
    Encyclopedia is for all things you want to know.

    Can anybody tell me: what it is known as the database of phrases/ colloquial sayings and there meanings.

    This is an inquiry from a non-native English speaker. so please understand the case that this person knows english, knows how grammar works, but does not know the different phrases people use in their daily life.
    for example :
    what goes around that comes around
    i care a damn
    taking smthing with grain of salt


    all those colloquial sayings

    where would I get in a /packet/ every phrase in alphabetical order

    Please help, & understand the case of a person who is usually good at English in general but doesnt know the colloquial usage of words....

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    Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:49 am
    you just hit the chord, dude!

    Or is it you just touch my nerve man! Question

    see i cannot figure out which phrase to use ( & which one is right & appropriate Confused )
    I m with you
    in your boat. Wink

    I just voted YES>>>>

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    Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:00 pm
    Colloquialisms are difficult even for native English speakers. Memorization is the only way to master them. Spidey's SC Guide is a good reference to study for common GMAT colloquialisms...

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    Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:31 am
    I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
    but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

    Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
    The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
    check it out

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/

    something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
    This one is .org.uk site
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

    Enjoy !!

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    Post Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:05 pm
    aim-wsc wrote:
    I subscribed to bloglines phrase a day blog.
    but I dont check the site Crying or Very sad

    Now I checked this site which I found pretty interesting.
    The recommendation of this one comes from a veteran verbal guy from some other forums.
    check it out

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/

    something similar must be there for American English too. Very Happy
    This one is .org.uk site
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/nonsense%20nine.html

    Enjoy !!
    Thanks Johny--I'm adding this to the wiki.

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