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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

Topic: Reading

Author: englishteacher24/7

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you very much for your explanation 🙏

07:15 AM Dec 10 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Positive/Negative use of the phrase coming through>

1. “Coming through” basically means “to succeed or do what is expected.”


2. It’s made positive or negative by what is written before the phase.


3. In the lesson, the use of the words “chances” and “challenging” is a hint that Tom’s cooking is not good because if he was a great cook, the speaker would have used other words like, “you’re in for a real treat” or “I wished Tom would have invited me!”

04:06 AM Dec 10 2018 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston 


Thank you very much for your explanation.I learnt a new thing because of you.In this case my answer is totally false.

09:40 AM Dec 09 2018 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston
Thank you so much🙏
Excuse me, please explain more about how to identify positive or negative. Thank you very much 🙏

05:02 AM Dec 09 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 7 Explanation: The phrasal verb “coming through” can be used in a positive or negative sense depending on how you construct the sentence.


Claudio’s answer is correct so I won’t repeat it.


Because the words “chances are your chances of coming through” is used, it gives you the thought that it’s used in a negative sense.


The speaker is telling Bill in a hidden nice way, “I hope you don’t get sick from Tom’s cooking!”


Good efforts everyone!

04:44 AM Dec 09 2018 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thanks for your new lesson 🙏
I think that means: Racing and competition between two people in a challenge

11:06 AM Dec 07 2018 |

Cláudio

Cláudio

Brazil

Hi, everybody!


Knowing that one of the meanings of the phrasal verb “come through” is: “succeed in surviving or dealing with”, what comes to mind is that Tom isn’t really a good cook. The odds of surviving are against Bill! rsrsrs

11:03 AM Dec 07 2018 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr. Alston 


I detected this,


Actually,Tom invited to Bill in order to cooking competition.

09:40 AM Dec 07 2018 |

AizhanBaiseit

Kazakhstan

www.kstu.kz GOOD Univer!!!!!

08:43 AM Dec 07 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 7: “Reading between the lines” is an idiom which means to detect or perceive a hidden meaning without it being said directly. Consider this sentence:


“Hey Bill, I heard that Tom invited your family over for dinner, and he’s cooking. Chances are your chances of coming through are challenging.”


Question:


Can you explain the hidden meaning of the last sentence?


Claudio, welcome back!

08:33 AM Dec 07 2018 |

Cláudio

Cláudio

Brazil

Hello, Mr. Gray and all the participants in this forum. After some time away, I would like to join the discussions again and to enjoy all the benefits it provides to us. I’m looking forward to the next lesson, and I hope to be able to give my humble contribution. See you all soon. 

07:09 PM Dec 06 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, you’re welcome. The next lesson will be on “Reading between the lines.”


Please stay tuned.

07:42 AM Dec 05 2018 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Mr.Alston Thanks for your kind reply.

12:34 PM Nov 30 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, I’ll try to increase the frequency of my lessons as per your request.

10:14 AM Nov 30 2018 |

neginb

neginb

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks a lot .

07:53 PM Nov 29 2018 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello Mr.Alston 
I have a request from you.


Well, could you increase your lessons of frequency? 
Thank you so much already now 
Sincerely 
Bora

07:31 PM Nov 29 2018 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

You’re welcome. Your sentence could read: “Heavy rain was expected and I hoped it wouldn’t damage my painted porch.”


Remember, there are many ways to say the same thing in English. Good job!

06:36 PM Nov 29 2018 |

neginb

neginb

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks. I was not sure about the grammer actually. I translated it from persian to English. 


So you mean… Should I write something like “Heavy rain was expected. Wish it couldn’t wash my recently painted porch” ??

06:31 PM Nov 29 2018 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston
Thank you so much 🙏

11:40 AM Nov 29 2018 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr. Alston ,Thank you so much for the correction.

09:32 AM Nov 29 2018 |

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