(To Be) At Large – Adjectival & Prepositional Phrase


(To Be) At Large…


(R.I.P. Gentle Giant…  But no…  This phrase is not referring to that kind of “Large”)


The phrase, (To Be) At Large — though being classified as a Prepositional Phrase, has nothing to do with location or placement in either time or space.  So, even though it contains the Preposition, “At” — the term acts as an Adjectival Phrase to describe the condition of Someone or Something.

This phrase is also idiomatic, because it has nothing to do with any one person or thing, actually being “Large“.  So let’s examine it’s various meanings, and what they are used for…


To find out the proper meanings and usages of this phrase…
(And How Hillary Clinton Is Involved)

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Just…



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The Aphorism: Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail


The Aphorism:  “Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail”

It’s Meaning And Usage in The Common Tongue Of The English language



Meaning:


As with most other expressions in English (whether they are an Aphorism, Phrasal-Verb, Prepositional Phrase, or an Idiomatic Expression) this phrase is shortened from a longer term.  This is because the much longer, and more grammatically-correct form of the phrase just wouldn’t be as “poetic”, and there-fore, would not be as effective of a statement when used.


The statement would go something like this…


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Some Stuff For Teachers – No. 1 “Introductory Questions for a Conversational Class” (1st Class)

Introductory Questions For A First Class



If you are an English teacher and you have your first class with either a single individual or a group, these are some good (and some necessary) questions to get the conversation started.

The original post says that it is for a conversational class — but in my experience, these questions are good for any first class.  Furthermore, if you are not a teacher, these are also good questions to practice answering…  (because it is pretty important information).


Enjoy!

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Introductory Questions for a Conversational Class (1st Class)


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TOEFL FAQ – The Full List (Almost)


Some Of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About The TOEFL iBT Exam

(All In One Message)


TOEFL FAQ

Got TOEFL FAQ?


A Great TOEFL FAQ Message From An Awesome GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Reader


So I was just about to start responding to messages at The TOEFL Portal of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!, and received the message below.  It asks about many of the issues that I have address in the TOEFL FAQ section, and I was about to answer the message in the comment section there, but I decided that it would probably be better to just make a blog post about it.


So Here Is The Message:

 

Hello
I am requesting information regarding TOEFL testing dates in Nairobi, Kenya.
Also, will I need to take any classes or need an instructor if I have completed high school education, did English in all my years of education (12 years) and speak it fluently? Or am I ready to only do the exam without any other classes?
Lastly, if one fails the exam, can they retake it? If yes, after how long?
Thank you for your feedback in advance.

 

Read My Response Here:

 


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(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

(Closet Classics #10)


Meat And Potatoes - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.


tO Find OUt Why It Has Nothing To Do With The Picture Above…

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(I Promise…  No Click-Bait.   Just Some Meaty English Goodness That You Can Really Sink Your Mental Teeth Into)

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How To Find The Official TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


How To Find The TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?

Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?


People trying to find The Official TOEFL Testing Center in their area (Country, and City) is a very serious and important part of the process of taking The TOEFL iBT Exam.

The fact that this was the single biggest reason for receiving emails from people all around the world, and that responding to those emails, previously, took up most of my time, is the reason why I took nearly a year to collect and publish all of the official testing centers throughout the world, as given by the official website.

Yes, the official website does give this information, but the problem is – to get this information, one first needs to actually start the registration process to get it.  I don’t know who would actually spend the money to register for the exam before finding out where they actually have to take the damn thing, but I certainly wouldn’t!

I am not exactly sure why the organization that created and administers The TOEFL iBT Exam, makes it so difficult to find this information but don’t worry…  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! has got you covered. 😉


So Where Is My TOEFL Testing Center?


 

To Find Out, Read The Full Post Here


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Pronunciation of The Letter B and The Letter P – (/b/ vs /p/)


The Pronunciation of The Letter B And The Letter
(/b/ vs /p/)

(Pronunciation Lesson)


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]s you may already know.  Most of the Consonants come in “Voiced” and “Un-Voiced” pairs, which is clearly explained in This Post Here.  You probably also know that The Letter B is the first Consonant.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n the video below, the teacher explains that the Un-Voiced pair to The Letter B is The Letter P.  And she has a great way of showing you the difference between the two.  Not only in the sound, but what actually happens with the breath when speaking them.


Watch The Video Here!


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