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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 15, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 15, 2017) “Nice to see you so relaxed. No office today, I suppose?” “What gives you that idea? I’m waiting for Nishant to pick me up.” For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 08, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 08, 2017) What is the meaning of the expression ‘elephant in the living room’? (Sukumar, Bangalore) An elephant is a relatively large animal;……  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided … Continue reading

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

Know Your English – The Hindu (Dec 19, 2016) “We’re planning to see ‘La La Land’ in Prasad’s today. Does the title mean anything?” 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 (Dec 12, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Dec 12, 2016) How is the word ‘abysmal’ pronounced? (Eshan Srivastava, Unnao) The vowels in the first and last syllables are like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 20, 2016)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Nov 20, 2016) “I thought you were going to spend time with some important person from your Delhi office. Weren’t you planning to take him to your…?” For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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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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