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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Phrasal Verb Challenge #4 :- Jump at/ Jump on.

DoraDora Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 13 in Your English Challenge
Let's make our challenge more easier. :)

- Jump at (accept an offer eagerly)
- Jump on (criticise somebody or something)
Post edited by Dora on

Comments

  • DoraDora Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    I am a kind of person who will jump at any choice to rise in life and you've no right to jump on me this.

    Joke! :lol:

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    I am the kind of person who will jump at any chance to rise in life, and you've no right to jump on me for this.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,058 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2015
    I can't simply jump at your offer because, I will have to consult other board members first. So that, they can't jump on me later in case of any bad decision. :)
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    When my neighbour showed me his new trampoline, I jumped at the chance to jump on it immediately.

    http://esl-bits.net/idioms/id346.htm
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,477 mod
    I jumped at the chance to take the day off, but all the forum members jumped on me for being lazy.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,992 mod
    If you don't do your homework, your teacher will jumo on you for being lazy. If I were you, I'd jump at the chance to learn and benefit from an excellent teacher.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,477 mod
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