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If the class is addicted to the use of foreign idioms, the teacher should strive to cure this defect. When a pupil uses a foreign idiom, an effort should be made to get him to restate it in correct form. Thus, for “It stood in the paper,” “I find this in the paper,” or some equivalent expression. When the following exercise is found necessary, the pupils should be asked to use the English equivalents, or paraphrases, of the foreign idioms.
ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS I didn't was there.
I wasn't there. I didn't help it.
I couldn't help it. I couldn't mean it.
I didn't mean it. I didn't do him nothing.
I didn't hurt him. I kill him every night.
I punish him every night. Who'll pay the eats?
Who will pay for food? Who'll pay the house?
Who will pay the rent? He gave me such a clap!
He struck me!
My foot hurts me.
Knock on the door.
I am ten years old. I bought it by Harper's.
I bought it at Harper's. He made me a punch. .
He punched me. Yesterday night.
Last night. To-day night.
To-night. Over yesterday.
Day before yesterday. Over to-morrow.
Day after to-morrow. A ring from sure gold.
A real gold ring. He behinds my pencils.
He hides my pencil. A pencil fails.
A pencil short. It fails a pencil.
«6 « My mother says like this, I must My mother says that I must stay stay at home.
home. Knock it in the basket.
Throw it into the basket.
He peddles apples.
He did that also.
He went up the stairs.
FIFTH YEAR, FIRST HALF a void
cit a del az ure
cit i zen ab rupt bal dric clut tered
dis port ing ac cept a ble
co in ci dence
di ver sion a cet y lene
com bat ants
dog ged ly ac rid
com bi na tions
donned ad age blob com mon
doubt less ad ja cent bot a nist
com pet i tor
dra ma ad join ing bowl der
dunes a ghast break wa ter
ed i ble al ders bronze
e lu sive ness a lert bul warks
com pre hen sion e merge bum per
con scious buoys
con spir a tors ca lam i ty al ter
cor o ner cal i ber
en dowed am a teur
cor po ral
en er get ic al ly am pler
cour te sies
e ter nal an i mos i ty
cov et ed
et i quette an nals Cape Cod crag
ex al ta tion an tag o nist ca reer ing
ex ert ing an ti ci pa tion Cas co Bay
ex haus tion a pol o gy ce ler i ty
ex ploit ap par a tus cen ten ni al
ex plored ap par ent ly cen ti ped
ex qui site ly
dazed ar bor chauf feur de fi ance
ex ter mi nate ar dent
ex ult ant as signed
feint au di bly
des per a tion fiend au di to ri um chest nut de vice
film y au to mat ic al ly Chris to pher Co- dis par ag ing for age av a lanche lum bus dis perse
for eign ers
pred a to ry pred e ces sor pre lim i na ry pre lude pre scribed pre sump tion pri va teer ing priv i leged pro pel pro pose
for ti fi ca tions
15 me rid i an free board
mi nute freight in quir y
mod i fy in spi ra tion
Mont gom er y in tent ly
Mont re al
Nar ra gan sett
Irv ing, Wash ingges tures
ton gin ger ly It a ly
. 19 glim mer
James town glob u lar Jer e mi ah
nau tic al grad u a ted
not a ble gre nades
nox ious gren a diers
16 nudg ing
oc cu pant jest
om i nous keen
op po nents kilts
op tion knots
or ni thol o gist gur gle La chiné
os ten ta tion Hal i fax
land lub bers hap haz ard
lat i tude hav oc
lease haws ers
Lev is hem lock Lis bon
Ot ta wa his tor ic
o va tion hoa y
pal a ta ble Holmes, Ol i ver
par al lel Wen dell lobed
Par lia ment hos pi tal i ty
lon gi tude pars ley
phy sique lurk ing place pic tur esque lyr ic
pi rate hud dle
Ma chi as im ag i na ry
mag nif i cent im pact
mag ni fied im pet u ous
ma nip u la ting im press ive im pulse
Ply mouth in ces sant
poise In dies
poi son in ev i ta ble mel an chol y
pol len in hale
mem o ra ble pop lar
re belled re cline reel ing re lent less re luc tant ly re strict ed re tort ed rev e nue ri dic u lous ro dent
sou ve nir
Span ish route ruse sa ble scan ning
spec tral schemes
spin drift schoon er
squall sen si tive
sta ple sheer
sta tion a ry shoal
St. John 26
St. Law rence
Stowe, Har ri et si mul ta ne ous ly Beech er sin is ter site sleuths Soc ra tes stud ded so lil o quy su mac som ber
su pe ri or i ty South Ca ro li na sym bol
A LIST OF THE ADJECTIVES USED THUS FAR
IN THE SERIES
beautiful amateur American amiable
black ampler (comp. de- blind gree)
calm capable careful careless centennial charming Chinese chubby clear
crestfallen crooked cruel
gusty handsome happy heavy high historic hoary horrible huge hungry
ominous painful palatable pathetic patriotic peremptory perfect persistent
large late lazy lifeless light little lonely long loud loyal
phantom picturesque polite poor powerful precious predatory preliminary
17 lucky magnificent