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    Well known phrases or proverbs quiz

    Fill in the missing word from this famous phrase or proverb... For those who use English as a second language, students or teachers. It should be too easy for natives but perhaps you might discuss the meanings when the results are given. Greenies for the one who gets them all correct.


    What one knows it is sometimes useful to ______.

    A man may lead a horse to water, but cannot make him ______.

    You're a stick-in-the-_______________.


    Sal and clean32 are always giving each other _________

    Hold your ______.

    There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the ______ is always the same. View


    You're barking up the wrong ______.


    You can't teach an old dog new ______.

    You're making a ______ out of a molehill.

    Good things come to he who ______.

    No ______ like the present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post



    Your barking up the wrong ______.

    Shouldn't that be "You're"?

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    it is also stupid that bels thought non natives know their national proverbs...this is more difficult than having to decide when using or omitting the article in english

    but the most difficult thing in english is the following

    sometimes you gotta use the genitive and saying stuff like "Harri's bar"
    sometimes you can just say "student career" where student is used as a normal adjective

    how to recognize when it is genitive and when it is adjective? impossible, you gotta feel the language fort hat

    sal

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    What one knows it is sometimes useful to Sal.

    A man may lead a horse to water, but cannot make him piss.

    You're a stick-in-the-assh..le.


    Sal and clean32 are always giving each other sweet shit

    Hold your mouth shut up... motherfaka !

    There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the boulder above your grave is always the same. View


    Your barking up the wrong tree.


    You can't teach an old dog new pissing tricks.

    You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

    Good things come to he who is dead long ago. ( maybe this last one is just about me... )

    No shit like the present.



    Thank you Bels ! Did I cope with your task successfully ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalTheReturn View Post
    it is also stupid that bels thought non natives know their national proverbs...this is more difficult than having to decide when using or omitting the article in english

    but the most difficult thing in english is the following

    sometimes you gotta use the genitive and saying stuff like "Harri's bar"
    sometimes you can just say "student career" where student is used as a normal adjective

    how to recognize when it is genitive and when it is adjective? impossible, you gotta feel the language fort hat

    sal
    What is this "genitive" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    . . .

    What one knows it is sometimes . . .
    ???
    Bels if you keep this up you're likely to be banned as a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippa View Post
    Shouldn't that be "You're"?
    Read again idiot! and it wasn't edited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalTheReturn View Post
    it is also stupid that bels thought non natives know their national proverbs...this is more difficult than having to decide when using or omitting the article in english

    but the most difficult thing in english is the following

    sometimes you gotta use the genitive and saying stuff like "Harri's bar"
    sometimes you can just say "student career" where student is used as a normal adjective

    how to recognize when it is genitive and when it is adjective? impossible, you gotta feel the language fort hat

    sal
    Believe me, natives will find this easy. And Korotky has yet again outdone you Sal, and I bet he's not going for an English degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alterego View Post
    ???
    Bels if you keep this up you're likely to be banned as a teacher.
    Okay, perhaps you can correct it and add the missing word. May I remind you that they are phrases or famous quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Read again idiot! and it wasn't edited.
    I'm not sure where the hostility comes from Bels, I sent you greens explaining just to make sure you knew my intentions were honorable (thanks for the unsigned reds in their place), I apologise for offending you and have no idea where your aggression comes from.

    Just to clarify, you wrote:

    "Your barking up the wrong ______ "

    I always thought it was "You're barking up the wrong ____"

    You're = You are

    Your = possession, making barking a noun (gerund) so it doesn't make sense unless it goes

    "Your barking is up the wrong _____" but as that isn't the phrase (I will leave out the missing word so that this fun quiz isn't ruined for everyone) I thought you'd like to know that you'd made a spelling error.

    I am shocked by your hostile reaction to a simple observation. In your position I would have been grateful that someone had pointed out an error so that my reputation as an English teacher wouldn't be tarnished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Read again idiot! and it wasn't edited.

    Really he looks so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korotky Gennady View Post
    What one knows it is sometimes useful to Sal.

    A man may lead a horse to water, but cannot make him piss.

    You're a stick-in-the-assh..le.


    Sal and clean32 are always giving each other sweet shit

    Hold your mouth shut up... motherfaka !

    There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the boulder above your grave is always the same. View


    Your barking up the wrong tree.


    You can't teach an old dog new pissing tricks.

    You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

    Good things come to he who is dead long ago. ( maybe this last one is just about me... )

    No shit like the present.



    Thank you Bels ! Did I cope with your task successfully ?
    The only decent post so far The rest were idiots. Apparently I have to spread my reputations to others for the moment, but you will get a greenie later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Okay, perhaps you can correct it and add the missing word. May I remind you that they are phrases or famous quotes.

    Its strange... it seems to me as the absolute right frase." What one knows it is sometimes useful to ... "

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    My apologies, I must have been barking up the wrong tree. It's sal's fault as usual He wound me up He's always giving me stick !!! Just fill in the missing words

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippa View Post
    I'm not sure where the hostility comes from Bels, I sent you greens explaining just to make sure you knew my intentions were honorable (thanks for the unsigned reds in their place), I apologise for offending you and have no idea where your aggression comes from.

    Just to clarify, you wrote:

    "Your barking up the wrong ______ "

    I always thought it was "You're barking up the wrong ____"

    You're = You are

    Your = possession, making barking a noun (gerund) so it doesn't make sense unless it goes

    "Your barking is up the wrong _____" but as that isn't the phrase (I will leave out the missing word so that this fun quiz isn't ruined for everyone) I thought you'd like to know that you'd made a spelling error.

    I am shocked by your hostile reaction to a simple observation. In your position I would have been grateful that someone had pointed out an error so that my reputation as an English teacher wouldn't be tarnished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalTheReturn View Post
    it is also stupid that bels thought non natives know their national proverbs...this is more difficult than having to decide when using or omitting the article in english

    but the most difficult thing in english is the following

    sometimes you gotta use the genitive and saying stuff like "Harri's bar"
    sometimes you can just say "student career" where student is used as a normal adjective

    how to recognize when it is genitive and when it is adjective? impossible, you gotta feel the language fort hat

    sal
    You talk crap Sal. What did you get on your IELTS from one to nine. Three?

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