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Expression on your face... #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:33 am   Expression on your face...
 

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ESL/EFL Test #213 "What comes next (the bill)", question 4

I can see by the expression on your face ..........

(a) you don't really like the thought
(b) you don't really like the concept
(c) you don't really like the idea
(d) you don't really like the belief

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #213 "What comes next (the bill)", answer 4

I can see by the expression on your face you don't really like the idea.

Correct answer: (c) you don't really like the idea
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Facial expressions #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:26 am   Facial expressions
 

An expression (on your face) is a way of showing your feelings: he had a satisfied(happy/sad/angry/astonished/horrified/melancholy/mischievous/forlorn/beastly/nasty/kind/blank/
cheerful/'I've had it'/incredulous/disheartened/annoyed/dumbfounded/dignified, etc.) expression.
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Expression on your face... #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:45 am   Expression on your face...
 

Hi

Can I also use an expression of his face? (It would sound more natural to Russian speakers.)
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Expression on your face... #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 14:59 pm   Expression on your face...
 

Tamara wrote:
Hi

Can I also use an expression of his face? (It would sound more natural to Russian speakers.)

'An expression on someone's face' is the usual phrase, though you can also say 'expression/s of the face'
or 'facial/face expression/s'.
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Expression on your face... #5 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 18:01 pm   Expression on your face...
 

Thank you, Conchita.

Also, itís interesting (Iíve just found it) that just expression can be used (by default :)) to refer to the face expression.

Leo sat down, his expression glum.
Then his expression clouded again.
Christina detested what she saw in his expression.
etc


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Expression on your face... #6 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 19:42 pm   Expression on your face...
 

Hi,

Expression 'on' describes where it is, expression 'of' describes what it is.

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Expression on your face... #7 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:14 pm   Expression on your face...
 

why can't be: a, b or d?

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