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English idiommilk it for all it's worth (British idiom) - to take full advantage of a situation or condition

1. I was in London for a week and I tried to milk this time for all it's worth.

2. My father won the lottary two years ago, so our family milked it for all it's worth.

3. Kate is happily milking her birthday for all it's worth.

4. The politicians have milked the situation for all itТs worth.

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English interesting factCleopatra, the queen of Alexandria, is remembered for her unique beauty, particularly for her stunning and radiant skin.

Legend says that she kept her skin looking soft and glowy by bathing in donkey's milk. Every day 700 donkeys were milked to benefit her opulent daily bathing rituals. According to philosopher Pliny the Elder, donkey's milk prevents wrinkles and soften the skin.

Roman Emperor Nero's second wife Poppaea Sabina also bathed in donkey's milk. According to historians, she believed that it cured disease and preserved the fairness of her skin.

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Common Errors in EnglishCommon Errors in English

Diary or Dairy

1. diary ['dairi](n) Ц (1) a daily record, usually private, especially of the writer's own experiences, observations, feelings, attitudes, etc. (2) refer to a book to write down records (3) a book or pad containing pages marked and arranged in calendar order, in which to note appointments and the like (synonims - jurnal, log, daybook, chronicle)

1. I kept a diary during my teenage years.
2. Each new day is a blank page in the diary of our life. It's our job to write something beautiful on it.
3. Anne Frank's diary made a very big impression on me at age 13.


2. dairy ['dri] (n) Ц refer to a place (department, room, or a building), which is used to keep milk, cheese, creem or for the processing of milk products (cheese, milk, butter, etc.); a shop that sells milk, butter, etc.; a company that supplies milk and milk products; milk and milk products themselves are known as dairy

1. This dairy produces excellent cheese and butter.
2. My mother buys milk and butter from the nearest dairy.
3. Jannet can't eat too much dairy because it hurts her stomach.

3. dairy['dri] (adj) Ц it is used to describe such products that contain milk or are made from milk (cream, cheese, etc.) or to describe a place where products such as milk, cheese, butter, etc. are produced (diary farm)

1. Susan's grandparents have a small farm which satisfies their own needs of eags, meat and dairy products.
2. There are always fresh milk, cheese, and other dairy products at the supermarket near our house.
3. Our family buy milk and cheese only from Tom's dairy farm.

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Using "Only", "Alone", "Lone" "Lonely" and "Lonesome" Correctly

Only

We use "only" to say that something is "just one" and it must be placed before noun/pronoun or written at the end of the sentence:

Kate was the only person in the room when George entered. (correct)
Kate was the lonely person in the room when George entered. (incorrect!)

This book is the only one in her library in Spanish. (correct)
This book is the lonely one in her library in Spanish. (incorrect!)

I'll say only one word to describe her: charming! (correct)
I'll say lonely one word to describe her: charming! (incorrect!)

My best friend is the only child in her family. (correct)
My best friend is the alone child in her family. (incorrect!)

Our neighbors have an only son. (correct)
Our neighbors have an lonely son. (incorrect!)

This software is for personal use only. (correct)
This software is for personal use alone. (incorrect!)

Alone

We use "alone" with the meaning "nobody else" or "by oneself":

Last month I moved to an apartment and now I live alone. (correct)
Last month I moved to an apartment and now I live lonely. (incorrect!)

My father doesn't like to be alone. (correct!)
My father doesn't like to be only. (incorrect!)

The whole family went out and Kate stayed at home alone. (correct!)
The whole family went out and Kate stayed at home only. (incorrect!)

Perer was walking down the street alone when he saw an old friend. (correct!)
Perer was walking down the street only when he saw an old friend. (incorrect!)

This diet alone couldn't help you to get slimmer. You shold do exercises. (correct!)
This diet only couldn't help you to get slimmer. You shold do exercises. (incorrect!)

Lone

"Lone" is an adjective with the same meaning as "alone" but it has a different place in the English sentence. "Alone" comes after the noun, "lone" comes before the noun:

She is a lone worker. (correct!)
She is an alone worker. (incorrect!)

But we say:
The worker is alone. (correct!)
The worker is lone. (incorrect!)

Lonely (adj.)

We use "lonely" to say that someone feels depressed and sad being alone, or among people.

After the divorce with his wife Steve feels lonely. (correct!)
After the divorce with his wife Steve feels only. (incorrect!)

My cousin lives abroad and often she feels lonely there. (correct!)
My cousin lives abroad and often she feels only there. (incorrect!)

I live alone but I do not feel lonely. (correct!)
I live alone but I do not feel only. (incorrect!)

Although Kate is always surrounded by friends, she sometimes feels lonely. (correct!)
Although Kate is always surrounded by friends, she sometimes feels only. (incorrect!)

Lonesome (adj.), (mainly US & Canada), (synonym for "lonely")

We use "lonesome" to express feelings such as depression, sadness, lack of friends, companionship, etc. We also use"lonesome"to say that someone is lonely or deserted in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated.

Joanna feels lonesome when her husband is away. (correct!)
Joanna feels only when her husband is away. (incorrect!)

David spent a lonesome evening at home. (correct!)
David spent a only evening at home. (incorrect!)

This is a lonesome road to take. (correct!)
This is alone road to take. (incorrect!)

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English Joke JOKE 

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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