"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Learn English by Lessons

 

View All Lessons >

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Vain of ( অহঙ্কারী ) She is vain of her beauty.
  • Restrict to ( সীমাবব্ধ করা ) Admission was restricted to students.
  • Partial to ( পক্ষপাত দুষ্ট ) He is partial to his son.
  • Deprived of ( বঞ্চিত ) He was deprived of his property.
  • Sure of ( নিশ্চিত ) I am sure of success.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • bunch of fives ( মুষ্টি ; পাঁচ আঙ্গুলের মুঠো ) Rock can break anything with his bunch of fives.
  • At stake ( বিপন্ন ) His life is at stake now.
  • Take one to task ( তিরস্কার করা ) He was taken to task for negligence of duty.
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.
  • Maiden speech ( প্রথম বক্তৃতা ) His maiden speech fell flat on the audience.