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English famous quote УWise men talk because they have something to say. Fools, because they have to say something.Ф - PlatoQuotes

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English idiomto speak your mind - to say what you really think or believe; to tell people exactly what you think, even if it offends them; to say what you think about something very directly

1. You have to speak your mind during the meeting.

2. Lara is certainly not afraid to speak her mind.

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Study English Today website was primarily designed to help Bulgarian students to improve their English language skills. Over the years, the site has developed into a large resource of free reference materials, and now it attracts learners studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from many different countries. Here you will find free online english lessons and english grammar, english tests, a collection of english idioms with their meanings, a list of common errors in english usage with the correct explanation and examples, english alphabet with pictures of animals and sound files, games and activities for ESL/EFL learners. Includes also poetry, lyrics, information and useful links for learning and teaching English.

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Farther or Further

Farther and further are both comparative forms of "far". Farthest and furthest are the superlative forms.

1. farther ['fa:] (adv.) Ц 1. at or to a greater distance; 2. to a greater degree or extent

1. The hotel was farther to the airport than I expected.
2. She walked farther down the street.
3. The ship was sailing farther and farther.

2. farther ['fa:] (adj.) Ц 1. more distant or remote than something; 2. extending or tending to a greater distance;

1. They live in the farther house from here.
2. We have booked a table at the farther restaurant down the street.
3. The farther side of the mountain is more beautiful.

3. further ['f:] (adv.) Ц express a relationship to a place or time; something additional or to a greater degree

1. I'm very tired. I can't walk much further.
2. The police are going no further in their investigation.
3. He needed to develop his reading further.

3. further ['f:] (adj.) Ц describes something that is beyond or additional; refer to something that is greater in degree or amount; more

1. The company gave no further details on the new development.
2. I have no further comments to make.
3. Let me know immediately if you hear any further news.


:: In the USA, when they are talking about physical, measurable distance, they use farther (although it is possible to see further in some text).

:: In the UK when they are talking about physical, measurable distance they use further (or farther).

:: Keep in mind that only further is used to describe figurative distance:
- She is going no further in her studies.

:: Further is also used in various abstract and metaphorical contexts (for example referring to time, in which farther is unusual)

- without further delay
- to stay a further three months

:: In Canadian, Australian and New Zealand English farther is not very common. They use further to mean both "at a greater distance" and "in addition, more, moreover".

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Using "Speak" and "Talk" Correctly


:: speak to somebody; speak about something/somebody

(Remember that "speak" suggests a more formal level of communication than "talk")

- the speaker does not know you very well

I need to speak to you. (correct)

- in a formal language, for example at work

I need to speak to your colleague. (correct)

- what the person has to say is important/serious

Barbara's former husband wants to speak with her. (correct)

- Do you know Jane? - Not to speak to. (= only by sight) (correct)

I saw Peter at the restaurant last night but we didn't speak. (correct)
I saw Peter at the restaurant last night but we didn't talk. (correct)

Can I speak with you for a minute? (correct) (especially North American English) speak (with somebody) (about something/somebody)

:: at the beginning of a telephone conversation

- Can I speak to Susan? - Susan speaking. (correct)

:: speak of/about something/somebody to mention or describe something/somebody

Please speak more slowly. (correct)
Please talk more slowly. (incorrect!)

:: speak of/about something/somebody to mention or describe something/somebody

They still speak about their adventure in Mexico. (correct)
They still talk about their adventure in Mexico. (correct)

:: speak something to be able to use a particular language

My sister speaks several languages. (correct)
My sister talks several languages. (incorrect!)

:: to make a speech to an audience (to speak in public, to speak on the radio, to speak at a conference, etc.)

Professor Davidson is invited to speak at a conference in London next week. (correct)
Professor Davidson is invited to talk at a conference in London next week. (incorrect!)


:: We use"talk" in a more casual, informal situations; in conversations between two or more people:

Can I talk with you? (correct)
Can I talk to you? (correct)

When the teacher walked into the classroom everybody stopped talking. (correct)
When the teacher walked into the classroom everybody stopped speaking. (incorrect)

:: If we add a preposition УaboutФ after "talk", we can add some more details. It is more specific:

Let's talk about our journey next month. (correct)
Let's speak about our journey next month. (incorrect)

:: you talk to someone to tell them about your problems or the things that are worrying you:

You should talk to your parents about the incident at school. (correct!)

Remember that it is possible to say:

speak to someone about someone/something
talk to someone about someone/something

But some American speakers say:

speak with someone about someone/something
talk with someone about someone/something

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Once there was a millionaire who had a collection of live alligators. He kept them in a pool at the back of his mansion. The millionaire also had a beautiful daughter who was single. One day, he decides to throw a huge party. During the party he announces, "My dear guests, I have a proposition to every man here. I will give one million dollars or my daughter to the man who can swim across this pool full of alligators and emerge unharmed!" As soon as he finishes his last word, there is the sound of a large splash. The guests all turn to see a man in the pool swimming as fast as he can. They cheer him on as he keeps stroking. Finally, the swimming man makes it to the other side unharmed. The millionaire is so impressed, e says, "My boy, that was incredible! Fantastic! I didn't think it could be done! Well, I must keep my end of the bargain. Which do you want, my daughter or the one million dollars?" The man says, "Listen, I don't want your money. I don't want your daughter, either. I want the person who pushed me in that water!"
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