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Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 13, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 13, 2016) What does the expression ‘You’re toast’ mean? (J Amol, Pune) The expression is mostly used in American English, and its use is limited to informal contexts. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 06, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 06, 2016) “You’re late again! Wow! Where did you get those sandals? They’re ubercool.”“Ubercool? Uber is the name of a taxi company, isn’t it? Why… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 31, 2016) What is the meaning of ‘Supreme Court reads the riot act to BCCI’? (KV Karthika, Nellore) The expression ‘read the riot act’ is mostly used in British English to mean to…. … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 24, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 24, 2016) “I saw your cousin’s car this morning. It looks almost new. Where did he…” For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 10, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 10, 2016) “So, how was the meeting? Was it as dull as usual or did people…” “It was quite lively for a change… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 03, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Oct 03, 2016) What is the meaning and origin of ‘tip one’s hands’? (M Revathi, Mangalore) It is not ‘tip one’s hands’ but ‘tip one’s hand’. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2016) What is the meaning of ‘moxie’? (K Rajesh, Delhi)  First, let us deal with the pronunciation of this word. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Courtesy: The  Hindu

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Sep 12, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Sep 12, 2016) “Tell me, how is the word m..e..t..e pronounced?” For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Courtesy: The Hindu

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Know Your English – The Hindu (August 15, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (August 15, 2016) “You were planning to visit your uncle on Sunday, weren’t you? Did you manage to….” “Yes, I managed to spend about two hours with him. As usual, I spent most of … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (August 08, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Aug 08, 2016) How is the word ‘albeit’ pronounced? (J Sunitha, Hyderabad) The first syllable sounds like the word ‘all’ and the third like the word ‘it’. The ‘be’ in the second is pronounced … Continue reading

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