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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
A: I'd love to go with you guys, but I don't have the cash right now.
B: Don't worry about it. I'll ________ you tonight and you can pay me back next week.

We need to make a great presentation. This sales pitch will make or ______ us as a startup.

We are prepared to ______ the labor costs of the construction, but you'll have to pay for the materials.

If the media finds out about this too early, it could jeopardize the entire project, so please keep ________ and make sure no leaks get out.

In some cultures, after making a toast, it is customary to ________ the drink.

Although investigators aren't sure what ________ the plane, there is speculation that it was faulty wiring.

The company found itself in a difficult situation. It needed the new equipment, but the investment might break the _______ and make operations difficult to maintain.

Following the collapse of the economy, many people ended up ______ and needing government assistance.

The traffic was so bad that Bill and Ted decided to ________ it the rest of the way so they wouldn't miss the start of the concert.

A: If I tell you a secret, will you tell anyone?
B: ________ the word.


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67 Comments on “6 UNCOMMON uses of COMMON English words”


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It is very helpful .thanks teacher 👍

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    If you want to communicate with me in the talgram
    The bearded 💡🔨🐭👟🖕🏿 this is my name

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

Hi Adam! =)
I was wondering if these expressions can be used in IELTS essays, or maybe writing letters.
Thanks for your contribution to the learning community!

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    Hi Naacho,

    These are mostly slang uses presented here. Better not use them on the IELTS.

    Good luck ;)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

hi adam
i think when we want to tell someone a secret,we say:mum’s the word;and his or her response will be:my lips are sealed.

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    Indeed, Shmkke :)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Hi Adam !I appreciated your lesson. Thank you.

Thursday, January 17th 2019

Thanks for the lesson, Adam!
Would also like to ask about the pronouciation of the word “et cetera” which I hear as “ex cetera”. Probably my hearing is poor?
Thanks in advance.

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    Hi Ellen,

    No, your ears are fine. It’s more like eksetra or eksetera
    :)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

thanks. i repeated the quiz till i got 10 correct. i’m gonna check these expressions in some movies. it will be
fun.

Thursday, January 17th 2019

Thank you Mr.Adam .It is is very helpful lesson.

Thursday, January 17th 2019

Very helpful idioms, Thanks a lot

Thursday, January 17th 2019

I got 100%, Thank Adam!!!

Thursday, January 17th 2019

I love your classes, Adam. Thank you very much for the explanation!

Thursday, January 17th 2019

It’s my first video here!
Thanks Adam
I want to prepare for IELTS but I’m afraid 😭 It’s seem so hard!

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    Welcome Fairy,

    Don’t worry, just work hard and good results will come. :)

    If you need hep with the writing section, see my other channel: youtube.com/writetotop

    good luck

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thanks helped me a lot. Can you explain about subject verb agreement relating it with singular and plural .

Thursday, January 17th 2019

i sow a lesson with adam when he said we can ask any question. but i cannot see where.

could somebody help me, to leave a question ?

Thursday, January 17th 2019

    Hi Ezequiellora,

    You are in the right place. You can ask questions here.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Got 09/10. Thank you Adam! <3

Friday, January 18th 2019

Thank you for your help

Friday, January 18th 2019

I have 10/10, thatis useful lesson, thank Adam

Friday, January 18th 2019

Fruitful Lesson,I liked it.Adam,I want to ask a question from you but is not relevant to this lesson.
“That Max likes cucumbers surprises his mother” Is it a simple sentence or some or type of sentence?Waiting for your kind reply…….

Friday, January 18th 2019

    Hi Muhammad,

    This is a complex sentence using a noun clause as subject (That Max likes cucumbers — subject, noun clause)

    Hope this helps.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

very helpful teacher thnx alot teacher adam,,, Can you be in touch with on a social media?

Friday, January 18th 2019

    Hi Bokan,

    I generally just answer questions here. Feel free to ask anything.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

It is realy fruitful!! I like your vocabulary because it helps me to progress my english. Thank u very much.

Friday, January 18th 2019

Adam, thanks for incredible lesson! I’m glad to return back to you from SMEAG

Friday, January 18th 2019

Thank you Adam

Saturday, January 19th 2019

please can you explain about pronoun mr

Saturday, January 19th 2019

    Also a search topic as there are several videos and many pronouns :)

    Look for the search box on this site.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Adam, could you do a lesson about phrasal verb about “STAND” plz ,thank you

Saturday, January 19th 2019

    I’ll see what I can do Aliziael ;)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thanks a lot Adam!!

Sunday, January 20th 2019

it very useful lesson .

Sunday, January 20th 2019

sir could you please explain about pronoun and possesive

Sunday, January 20th 2019

Thank you Mr. Adam, it’s amazing and helpful to spend time with your videos.. I’m actually following you and looking all the time forward your news even I know it”s not easy to make a single video. Thank you for your efforts :)

Sunday, January 20th 2019

Thank you:)
Mr.Adam, it’s very helpful to know that some words in uncommon use. I hope your lesson would be progress my English.

Monday, January 21st 2019

hi, Adam, u are just amazing I appreciate your and your whole team efforts thankyou so much as I m not a native speaker I am from India. Thank you there is one request can u please make a video on that vs which

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

    Hi Prem,

    Check out this video by Alex:

    https://www.engvid.com/that-which/

    You can also see my other channel and the video about comma use: youtube.com/writetotop

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thank you Adam it is very helpful.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

thank you very much for your lesson

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

we need more lessons ..

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

    There are new lessons every 2-3 days Ghadan. Check out the other teachers too ;)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Its my first time in this chat. Hi every one.
I like it. I’m learning a lot.

Saturday, January 26th 2019

    Welcome Jmendoza :)

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thank you very much. ;)

Monday, January 28th 2019

Hello Adam
Thank you very much for you lessons. Please help. When writing and its at the end of a line and a word does not fit is it good to join it with a-? For example wo-
rk

Friday, February 1st 2019

    Hi Sindiso,

    Ideally, try not to break up words. But, if necessary, make sure you cut between syllables and add the hyphen there.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

Dear Adam
Thanks so much for your videos on YouTube
I have 2 questions
1) Can you introduce one forum for finding speaking coworkers in English? because I need to speak with native speakers for better and better my speak skill

2) I have searched your videos on YouTube but I could not one special video about physics units terminology and would you like presenting one video in that subject?
best regards

Saturday, February 2nd 2019

    Hi Mojtaba,

    As far as speaking partners, you will need to do a search for that. I’m afraid I don’t know which ones are very good.

    As for the physics vocab, I’ll see what i can do.

    Thursday, February 7th 2019

thank you

Monday, February 4th 2019

Thanks Adam, you are awesome

Tuesday, February 5th 2019

Thank you Adam.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019

Hi! I am Sindiso.
I have a question in writting. Is it correct to join a word with -. For example at the end of a line where the space is small for the word.

Wednesday, February 6th 2019

interesting words 🙏🏻

Thursday, February 7th 2019

Thanks everyone :)

Thursday, February 7th 2019

It is very helpful .thanks teacher 👍

Saturday, February 9th 2019

Thank you Adam! We love you

Tuesday, February 19th 2019

A very useful lesson.
Thank you Adam.We all love you!!

Monday, March 4th 2019

In Indonesia, when someone is having a birthday, usually their friends would ask them to foot the bill.

Monday, March 11th 2019

.thanks teacher 👍

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

9/10. My son often foot it to the park in the kodomoen (kindergarten).

Thursday, April 25th 2019

Good evening, Adam. Firstly, congratulations because your lessons are always cool! In this lesson I just missed some examples, some phrases with the expressions “break the bank” and “own up to”, I didn’t get that clearly…

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

I joined this site only recently, and like the videos of Sir Adam very much. Interesting lessons, not boring.

Friday, July 12th 2019

Sir, somewhere in this video you say “The companies, they”. In India we have a tendency to use pronouns indiscriminately, and in competitive exams we have to strike out the superfluous pronouns to get the right answer. I m sure in writing you would not have used this style. May I get this clarified? I like your style of teaching very much.

Saturday, July 13th 2019
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