Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms (Barron's ESL Proficiency) (Paperback)

Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms (Barron's ESL Proficiency) By Adam Makkai, Maxine T. Boatner, John E. Gates Cover Image
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Updated to keep pace with Americans’ constant changes in the many ways they use, create, and abandon idioms, this book presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions.
  • Each entry identified by part of speech
  • A concise definition for every idiom
  • Each idiom used in an illustrative sentence

Expressions are also categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Readers will learn the meanings behind common idioms such as, ghost town, kiss and tell, ace a test, dodge the bullet, eye candy, and more. Here’s a handy reference guide for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody who has an interest in English language usage.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781438001678
ISBN-10: 1438001673
Publisher: Barrons Educational Services
Publication Date: September 1st, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Barron's ESL Proficiency