Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
to assess; to appraise; to determine value; to grade; to classify; to sort
apply
pretend
itemize
rate
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time'



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
on the alert | What's wrong in using faintest idea?
listening exercises
Message
Author
Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time' #1 (permalink) Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:05 am   Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time'
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", question 1

Do you mind repeating that? I didn't quite ..........

(a) grab it the first time
(b) snatch it the first time
(c) seize it the first time
(d) grasp it the first time

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", answer 1

Do you mind repeating that? I didn't quite grasp it the first time.

Correct answer: (d) grasp it the first time
_________________________

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE FIRST QUESTION
francies
Guest





Mind #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:39 am   Mind
 

Hi,

The question means: Could you please repeat that because I didn't understand what you said the first time.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Can you find all the prepositions in this story?English grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!How many different ways with words do you know? Subscribe to free email English course
Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time' #3 (permalink) Sat Dec 22, 2012 22:50 pm   Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time'
 

hi all
why cant we use seize it the first time?
thank in advance
Igal1
You can meet me at english-test.net


Joined: 04 Sep 2011
Posts: 51

Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time' #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 22, 2012 23:16 pm   Idiom: 'grasp it at the first time'
 

Because 'seize' refers to a physical action while 'grasp' here means 'understand'.

TOEIC listening, photographs: Old vehicles
Torsten
Learning Coach
Torsten Daerr

Joined: 25 Sep 2003
Posts: 17788
Location: EU

Display posts from previous:   
on the alert | What's wrong in using faintest idea?
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
Can you give me a little more information about the house?Mitchell is a police officer.Those kids should know better. They shouldn't tease that boy anymore.your evaluation please?How long have you worked here (at this place) as a city planner (in this job).I need your expense reports on my desk and on the double.indirectly controlled by, controlling or under common control with such Partythe oldest and largest trees in the world are found in CaliforniaA youth is a young personWhen we know the answer do we write it or do we click on it?ottoman vs deskPassionate about art in general?What is a mover?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail