Useful Phrases for English Learners

28 Apr

* I do not stand by an idea that women should have no rights.
* I do not stand by this statement.

* This book includes two of my previous contributions to other books.
* He could not contain his anger at that moment.
* John the Baptist could not contain his joy (=too happy to restrict his joy).
* I could not contain my excitement about this momentous occasion.
* While she was reading she could not contain a sigh of frustration.

* “Few people remember how close Wallace came to getting the vice-presiential nomination on that steam Chicago night in July 1944″ (Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick).

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