English Proverbs and Idioms

Proverbs are a part of every culture. They are a common way of expressing ideas and beliefs ...

An idiom helps to make our speech more colorful and expressive. They spice up conversation and add beauty to the language.

Idioms are phrases and sentences that do not mean exactly what they say. Even if you know the meaning of every word in the see or hear, you may not understand the idiom because you don't understand the culture behind it. Proverbs are wise sayings that help teach lessons.

Help your students' verbal and written language become more colorful with this Idioms and Proverbs too. This set is a helpful collection teach and reinforce the meaning of many forms of figurative language used in the English language. Introduce and teach abstract language using the Idioms and Proverbs book, Reinforce figurative language .....

Literal and figurative language is a distinction in traditional systems for analyzing language. Literal language refers to words that do not deviate from their defined meaning. Figurative language refers to words, and groups of words, that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words. Figurative language may involve analogy to similar concepts or other contexts, and may involve exaggerations.

On this page is a collection of idioms and proverbs.