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Maybe or may be?

Maybe (one word) is an adverb. It is used to mean perhaps or possibly. Example: I don’t see Mike around. Maybe he left for home already. May be (two words) means might be. The word may in may be is an auxiliary verb. Example: This may be the last game that he plays for this … Continue reading

‘Sleep on it’ or ‘Sleep in’?

When you cannot take a decision on something right away, and need some time to think about it, you say that you need to “sleep on it.” Example: I haven’t been able to make up my mind about your offer. Let me sleep on it and get back to you in a few days. “I’m … Continue reading

Are you ‘mooning over’ somebody?

Over the moon: extremely happy Many moons ago: a very long time ago Once in a blue moon: something that occurs very rarely Cry for the moon: to ask for something that is difficult or impossible to achieve. Moon over (somebody): to spend time thinking about somebody that you love, especially when other people think … Continue reading

20 ways of saying ‘NO’!

My favourite is ‘nonononononono’ 🙂 Here are some you may use: In a word, no. Not now. Not likely. Not this time. Count me out. I’d rather not (if you don’t mind). No chance. I’ll opt out! No way! Can’t see myself doing this This is simply not my thing. I don’t think I’m up … Continue reading

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