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

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

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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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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism


(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:


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“Some” vs “Any” – Quantifiers – (Grammar Lesson)

The Quantifiers, “Some” vs “Any”

(Grammar Lesson)


The use of these Quantifiers – “Some” vs “Any” are used with both Countable and Un-Countable Nouns, and are often used in very similar sentences.

They can be used to refer to a non-specific amount of one, all, every, some, none, or a non-specific type of the noun they are referring to.


To See How They Relate To Slamming Beers With your Friends…


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Or, a couple of girls doing some awesome Kung Fu moves…


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(Or risk the loss of beer and the addition of a backwards kick right in the face…  Just kidding.  But you should still read it anyways.)


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(to) “Pop Up” vs (a) “Pop-Up” – Tid-Bit

(to) “Pop Up” vs (a) “Pop-Up”

(Idiomatic Prepositional Phrasal-Verb & Phrasal-Noun)


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(to) “Pop Up” vs (a) “Pop-Up”


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(not a real “Pop-Up”)


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10 Common Adjectives In American And British English

The 10 Most Common Very Common Adjectives


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Today’s Grammar lesson also falls into the category of Lexis, as this is providing you with some very helpful Vocabulary.

The title of the video says the “The 10 Most Common Adjectives…” however, that may not be absolutely true, as these things change according to people’s usage.  However, these are very common adjectives and I think that this is a helpful lesson.  So…


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