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Sep 5, 2022

English expressions are phrases or groups of words that communicate a specific meaning when employed in a specific way. 

There are different types of expressions in English: 

  • Idioms (or idiomatic expressions) 
  • Slang 
  • Phrasal Verbs 
  • Proverbs 
  • Clichés 
  • Jargon 

Idioms are established group of words, the meaning of which is not clear or understandable from the individual words. 

Proverb  –  is a short saying that is commonly known by public and repeated as a piece of advice or suggestion.  

A Phrase is a category of words without a subject and predicate.  

  • Phrases combine words into a larger unit that can function as a sentence element. 
  • Phrasal verb – is a verb that has a figurative meaning just like idioms and literal meaning. 

Slang – very informal words or phrases that are more common in spoken English.  

Cliché – is a word or a phrase that has become so popular that it is considered “overused.”  

Jargon – is a professional slang, are words, and phrases that are only used by a particular profession or group.



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