I thought of offering simple tips in small doses to improve the understanding of the English language.
lest is always followed by should - Work hard lest you should fail.
in case is followed by present tense - Carry an umbrella in case it rains.
so + adjective + that + a modal - The box was so heavy that I could not lift it.
proper nouns carry capital letters - India, Lekha, English
concrete nouns - tangible - seen and felt – table, vessel, chalk; abstract nouns - intangible - refers to concepts – love, beauty, truth
synonyms x antonyms
feeling of having already experienced - deja vu x jamais vu - state of being unfamiliar
left-hand page of a book; back of a leaf - verso x recto - right-hand page; front of a leaf
to put off - postpone x advance - to make something happen earlier
female water-fowl - duck x drake - male duck
female cat - molly x tomcat - male cat
to acknowledge the corn - to acknowledge defeat
At the end of the fight he may not acknowledge the corn afterall.
to go ballistic - to lose one’s temper
The mob went ballistic at the bill passed by the government.
to call the shots - to be able to make decisions
Either the master or the mistress of the house has to call the shots.
to look dicey - to be risky/dangerous
It is better to get back home; this place looks quite dicey.
to push the envelope - to go beyond the limit
As far as knowledge is concerned it is better to push the envelope.
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