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Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 19, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 19, 2017) What is the meaning of ‘mansplaining’? (KS Nitya, Vellore) ‘Mansplaining’ is a relatively new word; it is a combination of ‘man’ and ‘explaining’. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 12, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 12, 2017) “I have a surprise for you. Here’s the novel that you’ve been dying to read. I got it…” “I have a surprise for you! I managed to read the novel a … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 06, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Feb 06, 2017) What’s the difference between ‘burgle’ and ‘steal’? (SV Muthuraman, Chennai) In both cases, you are losing something that belongs to you without any threat of violence. For further reading, visit “The … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 29, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 29, 2017) “Haven’t seen you in a while. Come on in!” “You always keep saying ‘come on in’. Tell me, is there a difference between ‘come on in’ and ‘come in’?” For further … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 22, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Jan 22, 2017) What is the meaning of ‘dime a dozen’? (R Rajkumar, Chennai) This is an expression that is mostly used in informal contexts in American English. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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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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