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Monday, 14 March 2016

English Anthem day:- 17

English Anthem day:- 17

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Welcome to the 17th episode of highest & most viewed article by tons of fervent readers. Thanking you from inner core of the heart for grand love and support to the article. Once again enjoy thesame and brush up your English.

We have taken the responsibility to enhance English in all possible periphery, this article " English Anthem" is just startedafter the  great demand of kp readers. After reading this stuff you'll infer English is fun, if you learn like Philic's(diehard lover).Let's start our anthem..First of all we wish to focus some common mistakes of English grammar, learning slowly and incessantly you'll grab a lot.

📢 @ common_mistakes➖

➖Using the wrong preposition➖

41. Insist on, not to.

✖️Don't say: He always insisted to his opinion.

✔️Say: He always insisted on his opinion.

Note: Persist takes "in": He persisted in his silly ideas.

📢 @common_mistakes
➖Using the wrong preposition➖

42. Interested in, not for.

✖️Don't say: she's not interested for her work.

✔️Say: she's not interested in her work.

Note: also "take an interest in": She takes a great interest music.

📢 @common_mistakes
➖Using the wrong preposition➖

43. Jealous of, not from.

✖️Don't say: He's very jealous from his brother.

✔️Say: He's very jealous of his brother.

📢 @common_mistakes
➖Using the wrong preposition➖

44. Leave for a place, not to a place.

✖️Don't say: They're leaving to England soon.

✔️Say: They're leaving for England soon.

📢 @common_mistakes
➖Using the wrong preposition➖

45. Live on, not from.

✖️Don't say: He lives from his brother's money.

✔️Say: He lives on his brother's money.

Note: Feed on: Some birds feed on insects.

Now clutch to another section that is difference between words.

The difference between
Duck something & Get out of Something 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

☝️The both mean avoiding from facing responsibilities and Not to fulfill them.

✍We usually use Duck when we want to talk about someone else.

✍When we want to talk about ourselves,we use Get out of...

☝️It must be mentioned that Duck is more disapproving(negative) than Get out of..

1⃣ In this situation we must not get out of our responsibilities and make it worse.(☝️for Ourselves we use Get out of)

2⃣ I think it is John's turn to cook but I bet that he will duck it.(☝️for Someone else we use Duck.)

Ohh yeah!!!
We are moving towards some Important vocab and grammatical rules,  swotting that you easily dive deep in the ocean of why are waiting.Just glance.

Here is today's list of words

1. Blatant – adjective - completely obvious - खुल्लम खुल्ला

Synonyms –noticeable, downright

Antonyms – subtle, unclear

E.g. – The advertising is so blatant in this magazine that one can barely read the articles.

2. Obdurate – adjective - unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings - ज़िद्दी

Synonyms – rigid, relentless

Antonyms – susceptible, charitable

E.g. – Obdurate and quick to judge, the detective believed every suspect was guilty.

3. Tawdry – adjective – of little value - भड़कीला

Synonyms – flaring, shabby

Antonyms – stylish, tasteful

E.g. – Most people consider reality shows to be tawdry forms of entertainment.

4. Billowing – adjective - swelling out or bulging - तरंगित होना

Synonyms – bulging, gushing

Antonyms – calm, flattening

E.g. – When the wind blew very hard, it almost tore our billowing laundry off the clothesline in our backyard.

5. Ensconced – adjective - in a safe and/or comfortable place - सम्भाल कर रखा हुआ

Synonyms – nestled, positioned

Antonyms – divulged, disclosed

E.g. – The alcoholic had been ensconced at the bar all day.

🕸 Word of the Day 🕸


💡 Maleficent – adjective - harmful or evil in intent or effect  

🔑Synonyms – evil, malign

🔑Antonyms –beneficent, undamaging

💬E.g. – The terrorist has a maleficent look in his eyes that radiates so much evil that I fear meeting him.


🕸 Phrase of the Day 🕸

🔅Account for :

💡meaning:explain the reason,answer for

💬sentence:I can't account for his unusual behaviour in this matter.

📢 I am pleased to say that I have added a new series called phrase of the day. Hope u all enjoy with this.


🕸 Preposition of the Day🕸

🔅Absorb in:

💡meaning: busy in work.

💬usage:He is completely absorbed in his work.


🕸 Paronym of the Day 🕸

💡 by turns.
💬We have intermediate exams on every alternate days

💡one of the two choices.
💬There is no alternative to honesty in dealing with the people.


🕸 Idiom of the Day 🕸

🔅All in all:

💡Meaning : very Important

💬sentence: As Anand was the only son in a big family,he was all in all in his home. 😉


🕸One word substitution of the Day:

💡a person who talks in sleep. 😨

💡A person who walks in sleep . 😨

💡One who helps the needy & the helpless.


🕸Grammar Rule of the Day🕸

🔅Rule VI of Noun:

Nouns expressing numbers are used in singular adjectives.
'Two hundred, two thousand, five dozen, two score, two million, three lakh.'

💬for example:
📌I gave him two hundreds rupees.(omit 's' in 'hundreds')
📌I gave him five dozens pencils.(omit 's' on 'dozens')
📌There are hundreds of partially built houses.


Accelerating the gear, move to very funny as well interesting topic,  how to conversate with other in impressive way.So continue....

🔴 Daily Conversations:

♦️11. Encouragement (Part 2 of 3)

🔸11.6 When you demonstrate support to somebody

🔹You've got my support.
🔹You've got my backing.
🔹You've got my vote.
🔹You can trust me.
🔹You can put your trust in me.
🔹You can put your faith in me.
🔹You can lean on me.
🔹You can lean on my shoulder.
🔹I'll stand by you.
🔹I'm standing behind you.
🔹I'm 100% behind you.
🔹I'm with you.
🔹I'm on your side.

🔸11.7 When you encourage somebody by expressing trust

🔹I trust you completely.
🔹I have complete trust in you.
🔹I believe in you completely.
🔹I have faith in you.
🔹I have the utmost faith in you.
🔹I have complete faith in you.
🔹I have confidence in you.

🔸11.8 When you encourage somebody by praising their strength

🔹You are so strong.
🔹You don't know your own strength.
🔹You're as strong as an ox.

🔸11.9  When you encourage somebody by offering help

🔹I'd be happy to help you.
🔹I'm here for you.
🔹I'm here if you need me.
🔹If you need me, call.
🔹If you need me, don't hesitate to call.
🔹If there's anything I can do for you, please let me know.
🔹If there's anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.
🔹If you don't see what you want, please ask for it.
🔹Let me know if you need any help.
🔹I'll always be there for you.

🔸11.10 When you encourage somebody to be patient

🔹Take things lightly.
🔹Take things as they come.
🔹Take it as it comes.
🔹Take things one day at a time.
🔹Take one day at a time.
🔹Take one step at a time.
🔹The best is yet to come.
🔹It will work out in the end.
🔹I am confident it will all work out.
🔹Everything will work itself out.
🔹In the long run, everything will be OK.
🔹All in good time.
🔹Everything in its time.
🔹There is a time and season for everything.
🔹Give it time.
🔹Good things come to those who wait.
🔹Don't hold your breath.
🔹Hold your horses.
🔹Don't get ahead of yourself.
🔹Don't jump ahead of yourself.
🔹Don't jump the gun.
🔹We'll cross the bridge when we get there.
🔹It's not over till it's over.
🔹Stay the course.
🔹Stick to your guns.



In the olden days, students used to stay in the teacher's house and learn. At a young age, boys were sent to the teacher's house. This system of education was called 'Gurukula'.

Prabhakaran was a boy of twelve. He was staying in his teacher's house to learn Sanskrit. Prabhakaran was a good student and his teacher liked him. But the teacher didn't show his affection towards the boy. Rather, he was stricter towards him. One day Prabhakaran was not very attentive in the class. This made the teacher angry. He beat him severely. Prabhakaran wept for some time. Then he wanted to wreak his vengeance on the teacher. In his rage he decided to kill the teacher. He chalked out a plan for this; Prabhakaran would climb up to the roof of his teacher's bedroom with heavy granite stone and drop it on the teacher's head when he was asleep. So after taking the dinner, Prabhakaran went out, picked up a heavy stone and climbed to the roof of the room. After some time his teacher and his wife retired to bed. Before sleeping they talked for some time. During the talk Prabhakaran heard his name being mentioned. He listened to their conversation attentively. The teacher's wife was equally fond of Prabhakaran. She was telling the teacher, 'this morning you were very harsh on Prabhakaran. You beat him umpteen times, mercilessly. Is he not the best boy in your class? If you behave in this manner he will run away from here and you will lose a good student.'

The teacher replied, 'you are right, I should not have been so cruel to him. But you know he was not attentive in the class. I was taking an important lesson and he was talking to another boy. When I saw it I lost my temper. Prabhakaran should not miss important lessons. So I beat him in such a way that the punishment may deter him from such indifference in future.'

On hearing this, Prabhakaran became very sad. It was with good intention that the teacher punished him. He was overwhelmed with remorse. The whole night he sat on the roof. The next morning after lessons, he approached his teacher when he was alone and confessed to him everything.
1. Why did the student decide to remain on the roof whole night?
(1) He felt so guilty that he did not have courage to come down.
(2) He waited for the teacher to sleep
(3) He waited to hear the conversation in the teacher's room
(4) He did not know the way to come down
(5) None of these

2. What was the plan of the student to take revenge?
(1) To create a situation so that the teacher becomes helpless.
(2) To kill the wife of the teacher
(3) To peep into his bedroom from the roof top
(4) To crush the teacher's head with a stone at night
(5) None of these

3. In which system of education was Prabhakaran studying?
(1) The system of read and recite
(2) The system of day and night school
(3) Staying in teacher's house and work for him
(4) The Gurukula system of learning Sanskrit
(5) None of these

4. Why did the teacher not show affection to Prabhakaran?
(1) He developed hatred towards him
(2) He knew that Prabhakaran was a potential killer
(3) Prabhakaran did not have sympathy towards teacher's wife
(4) The teacher had seen him talking with other boys
(5) None of these

5. The purpose of the teacher to punish the boy was –
(1) to reform him as he was bad in studies
(2) to teach him as he was not paying attention
(3) to send message to the class to improve their behavior
(4) to make the boy vindictive
(5) None of these

6. Which behavior irritated the teacher most?
(1) Going to roof top with granite stone
(2) Listening to the bedroom conversation
(3) Indulging into the conversation with other boys during class
(4) The weeping of Prabhakaran
(5) None of these

7. In the opinion of teacher's wife, Prabhakaran was …..
(1) most dishonest, insincere boy
(2) the best student in the class
(3) a short tempered sensitive boy
(4) a student who deserved much more punishment
(5) a sycophant who used to praise the teacher for no reason

8. What was the Prabhakaran's reaction on hearing the conversation in his teacher's bedroom?
(1) should wait for the couple to sleep and kill them both
(2) how wrong am I to kill such a nice teacher
(3) I should jump onto the bed of the couple from roof top
(4) Alas! I should not have heard the conversation
(5) None of these

9. Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the passage?
(1) The Gurukula system of education was forced on Prabhakaran
(2) The teacher assaulted the student mercilessly
(3) The teacher's wife was astonished at the behavior of Prabhakaran
(4) Prabhakaran did not have guilt feeling even after hearing the conversation
(5) Prabhakaran had no plan to kill the teacher

10. Which of the following is NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
(1) In old days boys at young age were sent to teacher's house
(2) But for bedroom conversation, Prabhakaran would not have killed the teacher
(3) Prabhakaran was the best student in the class
(4) The teacher's wife was of the view that Prabhakaran might run away
(5) The teacher was teaching an important lesson

Directions (11-12):  Which of the following words is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage?

11. Remorse
(1) greed 
(2) satisfaction
(3) morse 
(4) guilt
(5) accuracy

12. Severely
(1) harshly 
(2) calmly
(3) lightly 
(4) happily
(5) accidentally

Directions (13-15): Which of the following words is the same in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage:

13. Retired
(1) tired 
(2) exhausted
(3) fell 
(4) went
(5) reclined

14. Umpteen
(1) twenty 
(2) nineteen
(3) many 
(4) regular
(5) rarely

15. Deter
(1) abstain 
(2) encourage
(3) deploy 
(4) pull
(5) stop

Answers:1. 5

2. 4

3. 4

4. 5

5. 2

6. 3

7. 2

8. 2

9. 2

10. 1

11. 2

12. 3

13. 4

14. 3

15. 5

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