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English with Pictures: Number and Quantity
In addition to numbers, there are also a few different ways to express quantities in English. Some examples include:
- “A few” (used to indicate a small number)
- “Several” (used to indicate a few more than a few)
- “Many” (used to indicate a large number)
- “A lot of” (used to indicate a large number)
- “Most” (used to indicate the majority)
- “All” (used to indicate the entire quantity)
It’s important to note that the way we express numbers and quantities can vary depending on the context and the level of formality.
Idioms for Physical Feelings and States
In English, idioms are often used to express physical feelings and states. Here are a few examples of idioms that are commonly used to describe physical sensations:
- “Butterflies in your stomach” (used to describe feeling nervous or excited)
- “A pain in the neck” (used to describe something or someone that is annoying)
- “A breath of fresh air” (used to describe something or someone that is refreshing and new)
- “Feeling under the weather” (used to describe feeling ill)
- “Feeling on top of the world” (used to describe feeling extremely happy or successful)
- “Feeling run down” (used to describe feeling tired and rundown)
- “Feeling blue” (used to describe feeling sad)
- “Feeling like a million bucks” (used to describe feeling very good)
- “Feeling green” (used to describe feeling sick or nauseous)
- “Feeling on edge” (used to describe feeling anxious or stressed)
There are many idiomatic expressions in English that are used to express time. Here are a few examples:
- “In the nick of time” (means just in the right moment)
- “In no time” (means very quickly)
- “Time flies” (means that time seems to pass quickly)
- “Time is money” (means that time is valuable and should be used wisely)
- “Kill time” (to spend time doing something to pass the time)
- “About time” (means that something should have happened a long time ago)
- “All in good time” (means that something will happen in the future, but not yet)
- “Ahead of time” (means before the expected or planned time)
- “Behind schedule” (means that something is not happening as quickly as it should)
- “On time” (means that something happens at the expected or planned time)
Telling the Time in English
Telling the time in English can be done in a few different ways. Here are a few examples:
- Using cardinal numbers: “It’s four o’clock.” “It’s seven thirty.”
- Using ordinal numbers: “It’s the third of March.” “It’s the seventh of the month.”
- Using “o’clock”: “It’s four o’clock.” “It’s half past three.”
- Using “am” or “pm”: “It’s 4:00 am.” “It’s 4:00 pm.”
When using cardinal numbers to tell time, it’s important to note that hours are typically written as numerals and minutes are typically written as two digits (e.g. “4:05”). When telling time using “o’clock” it’s important to note that we do not use the “o'” for the hour, for example, “It’s four o’clock” instead of “It’s four o’clock o’clock”
Additionally, it’s common to use the phrase “in the morning” to refer to the time from midnight to noon, and “in the afternoon” or “in the evening” to refer to the time from noon to midnight.
It’s also important to note that when you are asking the time, you would say “What time is it?” or “Can you tell me the time, please?”
Numbers in English
In the English language, there are several ways to express numbers and quantities. Here are a few examples:
- Cardinal numbers (e.g. one, two, three) are used to express the quantity of something.
- Ordinal numbers (e.g. first, second, third) are used to indicate order or position in a sequence.
- Fractions (e.g. one-half, three-quarters) are used to express quantities that are not whole numbers.
- Decimals (e.g. 0.5, 2.3) are used to express quantities that are not whole numbers and are written as a number followed by a period and one or more digits.
- Percentages (e.g. 50%, 75%) are used to express a quantity as a fraction of 100.
When expressing numbers, there are a few rules to keep in mind. For example, numbers under ten are spelled out when they’re used in text, however, numbers greater than ten are written as numerals. When expressing large numbers, commas are used to separate groups of three digits, starting from the right.
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Proverbs in English
Proverbs are short, pithy sayings that express a general truth or piece of advice. They are often metaphorical in nature and have been passed down through the generations. Examples of proverbs include “Honesty is the best policy” and “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”
Linking Words and Phrases
Linking words and phrases, also known as transitional words and phrases, are used to connect ideas and sentences in writing. They signal a relationship between ideas and help the reader understand how the ideas are related.
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