Weekly Grammar Digest #1


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1.

 Girl’s = belonging to one girl 👩
Girls’ = belonging to girls 👭
= Girls’ (not Girl’s) Generation

 

2.

Let me TO SHOW you how to surf. → ❌

Let me *show* you how to surf. 🏄✔💁

After “let” use the base form of the verb (w/o “to”).

3.

“Meet your maker” = to die 💀👻

Jo’s pal Peter threatened the mosquito, “Prepare to meet your maker!”

4.

“Breakup” is a noun: My friends went through a painful *breakup*.

“Break up” is a verb phrase: Did you guys *break up*? 💔

5.

“Break the ice” = make people (strangers) feel more comfortable.

Jo broke the ice with her new classmates by telling jokes.

 

6.

Paean = song of praise 🎵

Peon = peasant

Paeon = metrical foot of one long and three short syllables

Pee on = what dogs do to trees 🐕 🌳

7.

Elicit = draw forth

Illicit = illegal

The decision to legalize *illicit* drugs 💊 *elicited* angry responses. 😡💬

👩💭 Tip: ILLicit → ILLegal
Illicit = illegal

8.

Metal = gold, silver, copper, aluminum, etc.

Mettle = grit; courage 💪

Medal = award 🏅

Meddle = interfere in

9.

Throes = agony; suffering

Throws = singular form of “throw”; rugs

Jo *throws* things ✒📚 when she’s in the *throes* of writer’s block.

10.

Noisome = having an offensive smell 💩👃

Fulsome = excessively flattering or praising 🙇👏

Winsome = charming 🎩✨

Cumbersome = burdensome


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