Uncommon Common Phrases
I was going through a list of English phrases that I collected from watching TV, reading online articles and so on. I came across this one:
Are we still on for Saturday?
As natural an English expression as one could hope for, but not something I expect to hear from my students or friends who didn't grow up speaking English. And certainly not a phrase I would expect to encounter in a textbook. This is exactly the kind of language that I love to find and point out.
I want PhraseMix to point out the uncommon common phrases. "Common" because they're used all the time; "uncommon" because it's rare that anyone teaches them.Print this Article