Difference between make up and make someone up?

Difference between make up and make someone up?

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Context

On 28th July, 2017 Joseph was married to his long time girlfriend Maria in California. As soon as I received the invitation, I took a flight from LA to California for attending the ceremony. Sources had it that there were so many complications before, which almost led to their break-up, but eventually everything got well and they made up.

We reached the church, all pumped up (Click here!) for the ceremony celebration. Emma (Maria’s sister) made her (Maria) up and brought her to the main entry place of the bride. It was the moment when the couple stood together. We all friends were on cloud nine (Click here!) seeing our friend getting married to the person he really loved the most in his life. I wish they remain happy like this forever and may god shower tons of happiness and prosperity in their life.

 

Meanings
  • Make up- Forgive each other and be friendly again.
  • Make (somebody) up – Apply cosmetics to look better.

 

Examples
  • Since he realized it was his my mistake, he is gonna make up with Emma.
  • Rohan Saini, one the best make-up artists of our country made Susan up for the award ceremony.

 

Note: I know some of you might be confused with ‘make up’ phrasal verb and some may even think that it’s wrong. So before you reach to any conclusion, I would like to clear all your doubts with this ‘make up’ thing. In the above context I am talking about the phrasal verb ‘make up’ which means to forgive each other and be friendly again. On the other hand the ‘make up’ you hear all the time is the noun, not a phrasal verb. That too is correct but that’s not phrasal verb.

In the example above ‘make-up’ used in “one of the best make-up artists” is a noun while ‘made Susan up’ is a phrasal verb.

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Are you making these mistakes?

Never make these mistakes again!

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My wife spends so much of my salary on shopping and all.
My wife spends an awful lot of my salary on shopping and all.

Collocation: awful lot

Meaning: more than expected, usual, normal, etc.

Examples:
 The company is expecting an awful lot of sale this year.
 We are getting an awful lot of positive response since we started posting frequently.

I am so much certainly of what he is saying is truth.
He is almost certainly saying truth.

Collocation: almost certainly.

Meaning: almost definitely.

Examples:
 The company’s downfall is almost certainly the result of their wrong investments.
 He will almost certainly suffer in the long run for the habits he has developed now.

 Robin is so much ill for a month from typhoid.
 Robin is seriously ill for a month from typhoid.

Collocation: seriously ill.

Meaning: very sick.

Examples:
 John’s grandpa was seriously ill for about a year from liver disease before he left the world (Click here!).
 Aryan took a break from his office as he was seriously ill from a month.

He got back to home totally safe without any sort of problem.
He got back home safe and sound.

Collocation: safe and sound.

Meaning: not harmed, hurt or damaged in any way

Examples:
 The soldiers got back to their home safe and sound after days of battle with the enemies.
 Though going for such a long trip was risky, we got home safe and sound.

Please don’t move from here till the time I come back.
Please stay put till I am back.

Collocation: Stay put.

Meaning: To remain in the same place.

Examples:
 The officers told the family to stay put till they investigate the whole place.
 Make sure you stay put till I bring some popcorn for us.

The sentences in red are the ones which are often used by non-natives, while on the other hand the sentences in green are the sentences how a native would say the same sentence which is more correct and natural.

The sentences in red might be correct in some cases but the main motive is to make these collocations as a part of your active vocabulary and sound more natural.

So learn these collocations by heart using examples as context and try using it in your own spoken English.

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English idioms you start using right away.

English Idioms you should start using right away…

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Context

Yesterday I found a 13 year old boy smoking cigarette beside me at bus stand. I felt so ill-at ease thinking about his situation down the line (Click here!), so I asked him, “Why do you smoke? You are too young to smoke.”
He smiled and said, “You don’t know about my situation.”

“You would have done the same if you have same issues like me in your life” he further added.

I wondered if what could be the issues with him which made smoke at such a tender age.

“Boy you don’t understand, in the long run you can develop a serious disease. Please don’t smoke”, I said. He waited a while and said, “You don’t need to worry about me. If the worse comes to worst, I will leave the world”.

Before I could make him understand what I was trying to, he ran away from the place.

I tried to stop him but all in vain, he almost diminished from sight. I had no other option but to regret if I could have helped him.

Meanings

• Ill at ease – Uncomfortable.
• In the long run – Over a long period of time.
• Worse comes to worst – if the situation develops in the most serious way.
• Leave the world – Die.
• In vain – Of no use.

Examples

• People feel ill at ease to talk about their personal life in public.
• Though junk food might be tasty, it will affect your health in the long run.
• Though we are always here for your security, but if the worse comes to worst we will call some extra security.
• John’s grandpa left the world a week ago.
• I tried to learn from my notes I prepared, but all in vain. I could not get through.

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Phrasal verbs you need to know.

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Context:

This Monday my friend Joe just dropped by to ask if I was coming to his party on upcoming Thursday. I didn’t want to disappoint him by saying no, so I rather preferred to accept his invitation as it could have hurt him deep down inside.

My dad dropped me off to his place on the party day but I was not at all pumped up for the party or celebration as I had to move to a new city after few days, so there were so many things going on in my head.

Soon after the party I returned back to my home, changed my clothes and slept right away.

Meaning:

I know you may not like the story in the context (after all I am not writing a novel or story). I make these contexts with the deliberate use of phrasal verbs so that these situations could create a link in your mind which helps you learn these phrasal verbs better and remains in your memory for longer period of time.

So without further ado, let’s see what the phrasal verbs in context mean:

  • Dropped by – To stop for a visit for short period of time.
  • Dropped (someone) off – To leave someone to a destination.
  • Pumped up – Excited.
  • Right away – Just now or then (as per the tense says)

 

Examples:
  • Rubina just dropped by to see if my grandpa was doing good.
  • Don’t worry I will drop you off to school tomorrow.
  • The new singer was so pumped up for his upcoming song.
  • As soon as she came to know about benefits of herbal products, she a ordered a kit right away.

 

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It starts tomorrow.

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Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

First and foremost I would really like to thank all of you who suggested the best possible way I can post which could bring value to your vocabulary. To put it in simple words it was for the time table of our blog. I received many emails, Insta direct messages and few comment as well which helped me a lot to figure out what could be the best possible posts and the day when they should be posted.

I would say all the suggestions were quite great and stood out best for their own reasons and I really appreciate that too, so I took some idea from each of the all suggestions you gave, be it via email or anything else.

After reading all your suggestions and thoroughly considering each one of them, I decided that I am gonna be covering collocations on Monday, phrasal verbs on Wednesday and idioms on Friday.

Now you may wanna ask?

Where are the tips and academic articles?

Don’t worry.

I will cover those articles in any day of the week as per your questions and requirements other than Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Since we are all ready with our schedule as per your demands, it’s gonna execute right away and we start tomorrow with a phrasal verb blog.

I just can’t tell you how excited I am and I am quite sure so are you.

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Did you ‘hit the ceiling’?

Did you hit the ceiling?

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Context

I have been absent for about more than twenty days which definitely irritated some of my dear readers who anxiously wait each day for my new blog.

It was not that I was lazy or unwilling to do my job rather it was my health which caused it. Many people texted if I was doing okay and the reason of my absence while some of them hit the ceiling for it. I could totally understand what pissed them off, after all they were here to learn more, not to wait.

So I thought to compensate some of your loss by posting a blog covering not one but many idioms and expressions. I received many positive responses in my emails for that but still many complained and were up ticked off that they like a single idiom, expression or phrasal verb a day, that too with context.

Hereby I thought I should change the concept of how I was posting and post on alternate days down the line (click here!). So forget not to give me your suggestions in my inbox through the notification email you receive (of course you receive only if you are subscribed, so in case you are not subscribed use the second option) or  the second option is you just drop the idea in the comment section below letting me know how I should post with which you can get benefited the most.

I will read the emails and suggestion and will let you know tomorrow by a notice right here at your own home- Your English Vocabulary.

Meanings:

• Hit the ceiling – to get very angry and upset.
• Pissed off – (informal) to get extremely irritated.
• Ticked off – (informal) annoyed and angry about something.

 

Examples:

• My boss hit the ceiling knowing the fact that I was not present at the main conference.
• I was extremely pissed off when I heard you broke my trust again.
• Robin ticked off after his mother Susan cancelled his birthday party.

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A small gift for you!

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Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

Context: It’s not that I was in no mood to write any blog post anymore but the reason why I didn’t write any post was that I was a bit under the weather and extremely disturbed due to some personal issues which I feel ill at ease to talk about in a public blog post. I got about 100 emails in just seven to eight days of people asking me whether I am doing okay and the reason of my absence recently.

Guys lemme tell you something that you might not be knowing. You literally mean the world to me and I say this from my real heart core. Though I won’t promise that I will be posting regularly down the line, you can definitely rest assured that you will learn a lot by the end of this year and that I can promise.

Meanings:
In no mood to – not want to something.
Under the weather – not well.
Feel ill at ease – uncomfortable.
Mean the world to me – invaluable, so precious.
Real heart core – from deep down inside of my heart.
Down the line – in the future.
Rest assured – not to worry about something anymore.

Examples:
• John is in no mood to go back to office anymore.
• The athlete was a bit under the weather, hence he left the series.
• Most of us feel ill at ease to completely express ourselves in front of anyone.
• His wife Gracy means the world to him that he cannot even live a day without her.
• I really love you all form my real heart core.
• Let’s see how our project goes down the line.
• You can definitely rest assured with our hotel services.

I could write about a single idiom, phrasal verb or collocation today but as you know I was absent for about few days so I tried to compensate in this blog post by not beating around the bush about any issues or any email queries rather giving you a bunch of these useful daily used English idioms which will definitely add a value to your vocabulary.

Oops!!!!

I used an extra idiom.

Don’t know what it means? Don’t you worry when I am here.

It simply means to avoid getting on the point (I used it in the context above, so don’t say now that I didn’t give any examples(ha-ha). Just kidding, keep sending your emails. I just love reading those.)

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Why you are not improving your fluency?

Why you are not improving your fluency?

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I get tons of emails day in and out of people asking me about how to take their English speaking to a next level and I try to explain some of the points where they might be facing fluency issues and how they can get rid of those blunders they make each time they strike up their conversation.

Since I don’t know you personally, neither do I know how you study and your fluency level, so it becomes rock hard for me to figure out the lack in the process. Some even said that no matter how hard they try they will never improve. It made my heart cry to the worst that though I claim to provide you all as much as time you ask for, yet when I see some of you giving up, I wish I could sit beside you and help you figure out where your mistakes are, improve you and cheer you up.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and address this part “where 90% of us fail.”

Believe it or not the main problem lies in the your fanciness to speak like a pro.

Yes, you heard that right.

And please don’t get me wrong.

It happens with me too in the past where I made this mistake over and again trying to sound fancy whenever I got an opportunity to speak. Every time I heard a new phrasal verb or expression (let’s say-dime a dozen which means common) I used to write it down on a piece of paper and cram it up like a poem so that I could use the same word or phrase down the line when the situation arises which compliments the particular expression.

Did I rock my fluency?

Hell No!

“I literally choked when I tried to use the particular expression.”

You know why?

Answer: “I tried to sound fancy.”

I said, “Finding pizza on every bakery is… (I literally choked here) dime a dozen nowadays.”

And this all happened because there were two things going on:

1: Finding pizza on every bakery shop is quite common nowadays.

2: No! I have to use the phrase I learned as a substitute for quite common. I took a second and reminded what it was.

During this whole process I lost my flow, confidence and took a pause to think the right word which completely broke down my fluency and I did not know how to carry on my conversation further.

So make sure you do not do this make what 90% of the non-native English speakers do and so did I, in the past.

Learn what you hear for the sake of understanding everything you here but do not force yourself to use all those millions of expressions and phrasal verbs you here on TV series or movies.

Now don’t get me wrong thinking that I am stopping you from learning new vocabulary. I simply meant that don’t force yourself to speak those all expressions which you see natives doing in TV series or movies.

Let’s take an example: Suppose you are angry,so don’t make your active vocabulary complex by learning all the phrasal verbs and idioms which convey the same meaning anger. When you can say, “I am angry”, why do you wanna make it more complex by saying ” I am up in my arms.”

It just doesn’t make sense to me when the person is still learning basics. So learn to understand what the person in front said to you but don’t force your mind. Start with the basics and when you achieve some good fluency level, try adding these expressions to the sentences you speak but till then develop it first by speaking simple sentences and add more value to it after to can speak simple sentences.

So keep learning and improving but don’t try to be fancy every time you speak.

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