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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

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作者: englishteacher24/7

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much 😊
Yes, there is a contradict in this phrase.
An open secret is a fact that should be a secret but a lot of people know about it.
Please forgive me for answering late 🙏

04:48 AM Sep 14 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh, you’re welcome.


No, I mean if it is a secret, it can’t be open, otherwise it’s not a secret, because “open” contradicts secret. That’s why it’s an oxymoron. :)

10:03 AM Sep 10 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you very much 😊
Excuse me, do you mean how is a secret revealed?

04:44 AM Sep 10 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bingo! Bora and Fatemeh you are both correct. It is an Oxymoron which is a figure of speech where two words contradict each other. In this case, if it is a secret, how can it be open?


Good job, extra credit to you both!

07:04 PM Sep 08 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

yes ı just learnt it is oxymorone


03:16 PM Sep 08 2019 |

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks a lot 😊
Excuse me, is it an Oxymoron?

09:19 AM Sep 08 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, there is a certain name for this type of phrase. Continue your search for the answer.


Fatemeh, good try. A paradox is a contradictory statement; however, you are getting close. Keep going.

01:03 PM Sep 07 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello all
Thank you very much Mr. Alston 🙏
In my opinion it is a Paradox. Because there is a contradict between “open” and “secret”.

07:44 AM Sep 07 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello


I think it figures ; it’s obvious and understandable

06:33 AM Sep 07 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Challenge Quiz:


What figure of speech is the phrase: “Open secret?”

10:15 PM Sep 06 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #25:


Fly by night= A business that disappears rapidly to avoid creditors.


Jackleg= Lack of professional standards.


I feel you= I understand.


Vibes= Feelings, good or bad.


Open secret= A secret that everyone knows.


Gunning= Seeking an opportunity.


Pull rank= To use your authority to get what you want.


Crunch time= A period of intense pressure.

10:55 AM Sep 02 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you dear teacher 🙏

07:26 PM Aug 26 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Fatemeh- You’re welcome. Very good paraphrase. Use the article “an” instead of “a” before a vowel (an unreliable…) Also, add “have” before decided.


Bluesky- Very good paraphrase. Switch “are you saying” to “you are saying…”


Bora- Good paraphrase. Add “are” before honest, “if” before struggle and use successful instead of powerful. 


All of you understand, just make some small corrections. 

03:18 AM Aug 25 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi all,


Chairman : we understand but we are not sure if they honest or not


Ms. Charlotte : I undrestand you but your ideas are not true and evrynody knows them.


Chairman .I you struggle to buy this company you will always be powerful


Ms. Charlotte . we are going to decide next meeting


regards

01:10 PM Aug 21 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello

Chairman: We understand what are you saying but we are not sure this company is trustworthy or efficient .
Ms. Charlotte: I understand your worries but your bad feeling about that company is because of your prejudgment. The situation is not a secret and all know about that.
Chairman: If you insist to buy this company, you can always use your privilege.
Ms. Charlotte:  Next meeting we will take our final decision.

07:38 PM Aug 19 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Ms. Charlotte’s meeting with her board
Chairman: We understand, but we don’t know if it’s a unreliable or rookie company.
Ms. Charlotte: I understand you, but your moods were that you decided. It’s not a secret.
Chairman: If you try very hard to buy this company, you can always use your power.
Ms. Charlotte: Critical moment is next meeting!

09:17 AM Aug 19 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson #25 Reading between the lines:


Ms. Charlotte’s meeting with her board


Chairman: We understand, but we don’t know if it’s a fly by night or jackleg company.


Ms. Charlotte: I feel you, but your vibes were that your minds were made up. It’s an open secret.


Chairman: If you’re gunning to buy this company, you can always pull rank.


Ms. Charlotte: Crunch time is next meeting!


Question: Can you paraphrase this dialogue?

03:29 AM Aug 19 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation for Lesson #24:


Dragging their feet= Being hesitant.


Get on board= To agree to a course of action.


To pull rank= To use the power that your position gives you to make them do what you want.


To make it happen= To cause something to happen.

08:06 AM Aug 11 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Amira- Excellent paraphrase.


Borisovna- Very good paraphrase. Change to “I will keep it in mind.”


Bluesky- Excellent paraphrase. I like you using the word “bankrupt.”


Bora- Excellent paraphrase. Change last words to ”...to buy it.”


Fatemeh- Very good paraphrase. Focus on the buying part rather than the goal part. Delete “are make progress slowly” and change to reluctant…” The rest is fine.


You all did very well on this paraphrase lesson.

10:33 PM Aug 06 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Janet- to be honest, my company is ready to fail. It’s a goal which is easily achievable and which does not require a lot of effort.
Ms. Charlotte- My Board of Directors are make progress slowly and reluctantly to buy your company. I may have to use my high position to make it happen.
Janet- I’ll be with you.

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