If you work hard, often you will be saved by the bell. So go on and work for your dreams.
Sentence-: The moment I thought the game is over, I won.
Meaning-: this is said when a situation is out of hand or hopeless
SAVED BY THE BELL
Sentence-: He had planned everything against me, but I was saved by the bell.
Meaning-: get protected from a danger by some unexpected intervention
FLY OFF THE HANDLE
Sentence-: Beware of him, he flies off the handle.
Meaning-: to lose your temper unexpectedly
THE PENNY DROPS
Sentence-: Oh finally, the penny drops!
Meaning-: someone finally understands something
SURE AS EGGS IS EGGS
Sentence-: He is a criminal and I am sure as eggs is eggs.
Meaning-: without any doubt
THE COLD SHOULDER
Sentence-: He said he will help me, but when the time arrived he gave me a cold shoulder
Meaning-: to show intentional unfriendliness
LAUGH UP YOUR SLEEVES
Sentence-: He will never show you that he admires you, he’ll just laugh up his sleeves.
Meaning-: to be secretly amused
REST ON YOUR LAURELS
Sentence-: The day you rest on your laurels, your laurels will end.
Meaning-: to be satisfied with what you have achieved in life and make no further attempts.
NOT KNOW WHERE TO PUT YOURSELF
Sentence-: She didn’t knew where to put herself in most of the situations.
Meaning-: be deeply embarrassed
A WORD TO THE WISE
Sentence-: You need not to explain everything to her, just give a word to the wise.
Meaning-: hint or a brief description given
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- Some people are of the opinion that hard work is the key factor for success in life while others believe that other factors such as money, luck etc play a major role in deciding a persons’ success. Discuss both the sides and give your opinion.
- Some children start school at the age of four while others at the age of seven.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting school at the age of four or early?
How to the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
- Do you have a personal room in your house? Do you like it?
- Which is your favorite room in your house?
- Would you like to change your house? Why/why not?
Describe an advertisement that persuaded you to buy a product. You must say-:
- Where did you saw the advertisement?
- what was the advertisement about?
- Why did you liked it?
- Give your opinion about advertising world.
- What kind of advertisement are shown in your country?
- If you were the telecommunication minister of your country, what changes would you make, if any, in the advertising companies?
So, what are you waiting for. Go on practice them; maybe you get similar questions.
An exclamatory sentence is used to express a very strong emotion. It could be love, anger, happiness, confusion, frustration, surprise, elation etc. An exclamatory sentence can be written by just writing a sentence, putting in it emotion and then ending it with “!”.
”!” is called the exclamation mark.. Exclamation marks are used to express strong feelings and are not used otherwise.
For example-: Sun rises in the east! There is no point using exclamation mark, since the sentence just stats a fact and does not shows any emotion.
The other point to keep in mind while using exclamation marks is that although they are good if you want to show a strong emotion, but it is preferred to use them wisely.
For example-: India is a poor country! The government is also not doing anything to curb it! Some say it is the government to be blamed, while others believe we all need to come together to solve the issue!!
Explanation-: What have I done here? I have used the exclamation mark to express every opinion of mine. This is wrong idea. No one wants to see only exclamation marks in your writing.
Moreover, If you are writing academic essays or reports, don’t use the exclamation marks, unless you are putting it in the quotations.
Although the formal English requires the exclamation sentences to begin with either what or how, informal English allows the usage of any word with them. Apart from this there are two grammar rules associated with exclamatory sentences-:
RULE 1-: If the noun in your sentence is plural, the correct choice is what and not how.
What beautiful kids they are! //correct
How beautiful kids they are! //incorrect
RULE 2-: The exclamatory mark is placed always at the end of the sentence.
List of exclamatory words
Hurray, we won the match! //correct
Hurray! We won the match. //incorrect
EXAMPLES OF EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE
I simply adore it! //love
I can’t solve this! //frustration
I just topped the college! //elation
I am going to miss you! //sorrow
Why can’t you just get out of this room! //anger
Although, imperative sentences can become exclamatory, but never use exclamatory mark if the sentence has please in it.
INTERJECTIONS-: An interjection is any word that can be used to express an emotion and have not grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence. An interjection neither requires a verb nor a subject to express an emotion.
Wow, you are so beautiful.
Ouch, that hurts!
NOTE: remember, a comma always succeeds an interjection.
With exclamatory sentences you can make your writing more expressive, but keep in mind when to use them, when not to and most importantly how to use them.
list of interjections
Life will bE simpler if you lived in gaiety of nations. Gaiety of what?? This is the funny part about idioms, what they actually mean is not what they literally mean. Read more and find it out.
- BELOW THE GAFF
- SENTENCE-: They leaked the information below the gaff.
MEANING-: reveal or let out a plot or secret
- THE GAIETY OF NATIONS
- SENTENCE-: “Why are you so happy, anything special?”. “No, just the gaiety of nations”.
MEANING-: general cheerfulness or amusement
- GO YOUR GAIT
- SENTENCE-: Life will always give you chance to go your own gait, the choice is then yours.
MEANING-: pursue your own course
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PLAY TO THE GALLERY
- SENTENCE-: Don’t take him seriously, he just knows how to play to the gallery.
MEANING-: act in an exaggerated or histrionic manner, especially in order to appeal to popular taste
- THE GAME IS UP
- SENTENCE-: The thieves had not way out, there game was up.
MEANING-: The plan, deception or crime is revealed or foiled.
BE A DAB HAND
SENTENCE-: Picasso was dab hand at painting.
MEANING-: be expert at
LOOK DAGGERS AT
SENTENCE-:The police men looked daggers at thieves.
MEANING-: glare angrily or venomously at
RATTLE YOUR DAGS
SENTENCE-:We are getting late!! Rattle your dags.
MEANING-: HURRY UP
FRESH AS A DAISY
SENTENCE-:People who are successful often behave fresh as a daisy all day.
MEANING-: VERY BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
PUSHING UP THE DAISIES
SENTENCE-: There is no point pushing up the daisies, what is over, is over.
MEANING-: dead and burried
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