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Message  gerardM le Sam 12 Aoû - 21:46

A traveler became lost in the desert. Realizing his only chance for survival was to find civilization, he began walking. Time passed, and he became thirsty. More time passed, and he began feeling faint. Reduced to crawling, he was on the verge of passing out when he spied a tent about 500 meters in front of him. Barely conscious, he reached the tent and called out, 'Water'.
A Bedouin appeared in the tent door and replied sympathetically, 'I am sorry, sir, but I have no water. However, would you like to buy a tie?' With this, he brandished a collection of exquisite silken neckwear.
'You fool,' gasped the man. 'I'm dying! I need water!'
'Well, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'If you really need water, there is a tent about 2 kilometres south of here where you can get some.'
Without knowing how, the man summoned sufficient strength to drag his parched body the distance to the second tent. With his last ounce of strength he tugged at the door of the tent and collapsed.
Another Bedouin, dressed in a costly tuxedo, appeared at the door and inquired,
'May I help you, sir?'
'Water' - was the feeble reply.
'Oh, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'I'm sorry, but you can't come in here without a tie!'

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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Aoû - 18:17


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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Aoû - 18:31


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Message  MurielB le Dim 13 Aoû - 22:56

gerardM a écrit:
A traveler became lost in the desert. Realizing his only chance for survival was to find civilization, he began walking. Time passed, and he became thirsty. More time passed, and he began feeling faint. Reduced to crawling, he was on the verge of passing out when he spied a tent about 500 meters in front of him. Barely conscious, he reached the tent and called out, 'Water'.
A Bedouin appeared in the tent door and replied sympathetically, 'I am sorry, sir, but I have no water. However, would you like to buy a tie?' With this, he brandished a collection of exquisite silken neckwear.
'You fool,' gasped the man. 'I'm dying! I need water!'
'Well, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'If you really need water, there is a tent about 2 kilometres south of here where you can get some.'
Without knowing how, the man summoned sufficient strength to drag his parched body the distance to the second tent. With his last ounce of strength he tugged at the door of the tent and collapsed.
Another Bedouin, dressed in a costly tuxedo, appeared at the door and inquired,
'May I help you, sir?'
'Water' - was the feeble reply.
'Oh, sir,' replied the Bedouin, 'I'm sorry, but you can't come in here without a tie!'
Let's revise Phrasal verbs with pass

Phrasal verbs with pass
AUGUST 2, 2012 - pdf

A phrasal verb is a two-word idiomatic expression. It is made by putting a verb and a preposition or an adverb particle together.

Pass is used in a number of common phrasal verbs. Here is a list of them.

Pass around

To pass something around is to give it to everyone present.

She passed the notice around.

Pass away

To pass away is to die.

She passed away peacefully last night.

Pass by

Pass by has several meanings

a) to miss an opportunity

I don’t want this opportunity to pass me by.

b) to visit briefly

We passed by the supermarket on the way home.

c) to go past without stopping

Somebody just passed by the window.

Pass on

Pass on has several meanings.

a) to die

She passed on when she was just thirty-three.

b) give a message to someone

Will you pass on that the match has been cancelled?

c) to decline an opportunity or an offer

It was such a good opportunity that I didn’t want to pass it on.

Pass out

To pass out is to lose consciousness.

She passed out from fatigue.

Pass through

To pass through is to visit a place briefly.

I passed through Thane on my way to Mumbai.

Pass to

To pass something to someone else is to give them the ownership of it.

This restaurant will pass to his son when he dies.

Pass up

To pass up is to decline an opportunity.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 13 Aoû - 23:07

Thanks for the list Muriel.

What about:
- to pass along
- to pass down
- to pass off
- to pass over
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Message  MurielB le Lun 14 Aoû - 11:16

To pass along=to communication, to put across
To pass down= To transfer something from a higher level to a lower one
To pass over= To ignore
To pass off=if an event passes off in a particular way, it happens in that way

Gérard i have only written the main meanings

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Message  gerardM le Lun 14 Aoû - 14:18

Tx Muriel.
In old books, we could find pass over with the meaning of pass away (to die).

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Message  gerardM le Lun 14 Aoû - 14:19


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Message  MurielB le Lun 14 Aoû - 19:41

gerardM a écrit:
Tx Muriel.
In old books, we could find pass over with the meaning of pass away (to die).
Tx to you Gérard, this is another thing I didn't know !

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Message  gerardM le Mar 15 Aoû - 15:10

Note: According to Steven Ward of Brunel University, London, this piece comes from "The Journalistic Excellence" column in the bi-weekly UK magazine Private Eye's Colmanballs section.
Jon Snow: "In a sense, Deng Xiaoping's death was inevitable, wasn't it?"
Expert: "Er, yes." (Channel 4 News)
"As Phil De Glanville said, each game is unique, and this one is no different to any other." (John Sleightholme - BBC1)
"If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal." (Jimmy Hill - BBC)
"Beethoven, Kurtag, Charles Ives, Debussy - four very different names." (Presenter, BBC Proms, Radio 3)
"Cystitis is a living death, it really is. Nobody ever talks about it, but if I was faced with a choice between having my arms removed and getting cystitis, I'd wave goodbye to my arms quite happily." (Louise Wener (of Sleeper) in Q Magazine)
"Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field." (Metro Radio Sports Commentary)
Listener: "My most embarrassing moment was when my artificial leg fell off at the altar on my wedding day."
Simon Fanshawe: "How awful! Do you still have an artificial leg?" (Talk Radio)
Interviewer: "So did you see which train crashed into which train first?"
15-year-old: "No, they both ran into each other at the same time." (BBC Radio 4)
Presenter (to palaeontologist): "So what would happen if you mated the woolly mammoth with, say, an elephant?"
Expert: "Well in the same way that a horse and a donkey produce a mule, we'd get a sort of half-mammoth.
Presenter: "So it'd be like some sort of hairy gorilla?"
Expert: "Er, well yes, but elephant shaped, and with tusks." (GLR)
Kilroy-Silk: "Did you mean to get pregnant?"
Girl: "No. It was a cock-up."
Grand National winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald: "Sex is an anti-climax after that!"
Desmond Lynam: "Well, you gave the horse a wonderful ride, everyone saw that." (BBC)

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Message  MurielB le Mar 15 Aoû - 20:48

gerardM a écrit:Note: According to Steven Ward of Brunel University, London, this piece comes from "The Journalistic Excellence" column in the bi-weekly UK magazine Private Eye's Colmanballs section.
Jon Snow: "In a sense, Deng Xiaoping's death was inevitable, wasn't it?"
Expert: "Er, yes." (Channel 4 News)
"As Phil De Glanville said, each game is unique, and this one is no different to any other." (John Sleightholme - BBC1)
"If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal." (Jimmy Hill - BBC)
"Beethoven, Kurtag, Charles Ives, Debussy - four very different names." (Presenter, BBC Proms, Radio 3)
"Cystitis is a living death, it really is. Nobody ever talks about it, but if I was faced with a choice between having my arms removed and getting cystitis, I'd wave goodbye to my arms quite happily." (Louise Wener (of Sleeper) in Q Magazine)
"Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field." (Metro Radio Sports Commentary)
Listener: "My most embarrassing moment was when my artificial leg fell off at the altar on my wedding day."
Simon Fanshawe: "How awful! Do you still have an artificial leg?" (Talk Radio)
Interviewer: "So did you see which train crashed into which train first?"
15-year-old: "No, they both ran into each other at the same time." (BBC Radio 4)
Presenter (to palaeontologist): "So what would happen if you mated the woolly mammoth with, say, an elephant?"
Expert: "Well in the same way that a horse and a donkey produce a mule, we'd get a sort of half-mammoth.
Presenter: "So it'd be like some sort of hairy gorilla?"



Expert: "Er, well yes, but elephant shaped, and with tusks." (GLR)
Kilroy-Silk: "Did you mean to get pregnant?"
Girl: "No. It was a cock-up."
Grand National winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald: "Sex is an anti-climax after that!"
Desmond Lynam: "Well, you gave the horse a wonderful ride, everyone saw that." (BBC)
Gérard I see in this text"This one is no different ot any other" I would have said "different from" and then I searched in the internet
http://grammarist.com/usage/different/ sunny
Some careful English speakers consider different to and different than problematic. The argument is that things differ from each other, and they don’t differ to or differ than each other, so different from is the only logical construction. But there are problems with the arguments against different to and different than, and the old prejudice against these phrases should be laid to rest.

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Message  gerardM le Mar 15 Aoû - 21:05

differ vi 1 (be different) différer (from de; in par; in that en ce que)
different adj 1 (dissimilar) différent (from, to GB, than US de)
(Hachette-Oxford Dictionary)

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Message  MurielB le Mar 15 Aoû - 23:03

Tx Gérard

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Message  gerardM le Mer 16 Aoû - 17:03


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Message  gerardM le Mer 16 Aoû - 17:28


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