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Why do we add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do we know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does knife become knives? You can unravel these mysteries with six simple rules.

Why do we add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do we know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does knife become knives? You can unravel these mysteries with six simple rules.

Out of this world. Meaning: Extremely good. - Repinned by Chesapeake College Adult Ed. We offer free classes on the Eastern Shore of MD to help you earn your GED - H.S. Diploma or Learn English (ESL) . For GED classes contact Danielle Thomas 410-829-6043 dthomas@chesapeke.edu For ESL classes contact Karen Luceti - 410-443-1163 Kluceti@chesapeake.edu . www.chesapeake.edu

"Writing is on the wall" means "there are clear signs that something will fail". - Learn and improve your English language with our FREE Classes. Call Karen Luceti 410-443-1163 or email kluceti@chesapeake.edu to register for classes. Eastern Shore of Maryland. Chesapeake College Adult Education Program. www.chesapeake.edu/esl.

"Fresh off the boat" means "newly arrived from a foreign place". - Learn and improve your English language with our FREE Classes. Call Karen Luceti 410-443-1163 or email kluceti@chesapeake.edu to register for classes. Eastern Shore of Maryland. Chesapeake College Adult Education Program. www.chesapeake.edu/esl.

"Take five" means "to ​relax for a ​short ​period of ​time". Example: Okay, we’ve been working hard today. Let’s take five.

By the skin of your teeth. Meaning: Just barely. - Repinned by Chesapeake College Adult Ed. We offer free classes on the Eastern Shore of MD to help you earn your GED - H.S. Diploma or Learn English (ESL) . For GED classes contact Danielle Thomas 410-829-6043 dthomas@chesapeke.edu For ESL classes contact Karen Luceti - 410-443-1163 Kluceti@chesapeake.edu . www.chesapeake.edu

English idiom that means "to be in the same situation as someone else". Example: "If I were in your shoes, I would break up with your boyfriend. He is lazy and stupid.". One of a series of "Idiom Cards" issued by Idiom Land at IdiomLand.com