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FOREIGN IDIOMS

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.

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 sticks me.

My foot hurts me.
I'm going by my aunt on a ball. I'm going to a ball with my aunt.
Clap on the door!

Knock on the door.
I am getting ten years.

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.
Till I ate my supper, it's late already. When I ate my supper, it was late.
He peddles with apples.

He peddles apples.
I will play with you basket-ball. I will play basket-ball with you.
He extra did that.

He did that also.
He went the stairs up.

He went up the stairs.

VOCABULARY

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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

crisp ly

ex ert ing an ti ci pa tion Cas co Bay

cruise

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
cer e mo ny

cum ber
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cha grin
cu po la

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char ac ter is tic

dazed ar bor chauf feur de fi ance

ex ter mi nate ar dent

de mon

ex ult ant as signed

de pressed

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

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Port land
Por tu gal
Por tu guese
pos ter i ty

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ga ble

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

grist

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23

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
in ter vals

moored
in ter ven ing move ment
in ti mate

Nar ra gan sett
Gael

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
lull

phan tom
lured

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

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poise In dies

poi son in ev i ta ble mel an chol y

pol len in hale

mem o ra ble pop lar

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pros trate
prov en der
Prov ince town
prun ing knife
quaffed
quar ter mas ter
Que bec
quirk
rack
rake

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24

plea

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

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sou ve nir

Span ish route ruse sa ble scan ning

spec tral schemes

spin drift schoon er

spume seine

squall sen si tive

sta ple sheer

sta tion a ry shoal

stealth y

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

thwart
ti mid i ty
tot ter
treach er ous
tri o
tri umph
tri um phant
triv i al
tro phy
ty ran nic al

void
vo tive
wan
West min ster Ab.

bey
whim per
whorl
Wolfe
woo ing
Wy o ming

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um bel
un wont ed

A LIST OF THE ADJECTIVES USED THUS FAR

IN THE SERIES

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angry

anxious abrupt

ashamed acceptable

astonished accidental

Augean acrid

azure adjacent

backward adjoining

bad aghast

beautiful amateur American amiable

Biblical big

black ampler (comp. de- blind gree)

close-fisted
cloudy
cold
comfortable
common
conscious
correct
courteous
cozy
crafty

calm capable careful careless centennial charming Chinese chubby clear

blue

clever

crestfallen crooked cruel

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gusty handsome happy heavy high historic hoary horrible huge hungry

ominous painful palatable pathetic patriotic peremptory perfect persistent

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large late lazy lifeless light little lonely long loud loyal

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idle

ill

phantom picturesque polite poor powerful precious predatory preliminary

empty
English
evil
extravagant
exultant
false
fat
few
fierce
fiery

imaginary
immense
immortal
impatient

17 lucky magnificent

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