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Meaning of "Count your blessings"



 
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:04 am   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", question 9

Jill: 'I've lost everything my job, my house, my money - what should I do?'
Frank: '.........'

(a) Count your blessings.
(b) Count your benefits.
(c) Count your assets.
(d) Count your possessions.

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", answer 9

Jill: 'I've lost everything my job, my house, my money - what should I do?'
Frank: 'Count your blessings.'

Correct answer: (a) Count your blessings.

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Count your blessings #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:09 am   Count your blessings
 

It means look at all of the things you still have left that are good.
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Thanks buddy #3 (permalink) Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:58 am   Thanks buddy
 

there's never one too many, keep up the good work.

man you know my main goal here, is to learn the infomal
English and I'm feeling you might be of help.

I'll try to keep you busy in the near future, I hope you answer me with your usual wit.
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:41 am   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

However, I can't understad the meaning of the " Count your blessings "
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #5 (permalink) Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:58 am   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Hi Rich 7,

Welcome back after all this time.

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Can you give me an explanation for this choice? #6 (permalink) Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:07 pm   Can you give me an explanation for this choice?
 

Hi Alan,

'Count your blessing' ==> what does this mean?
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Can you give me an explanation for this choice? #7 (permalink) Wed Mar 11, 2009 13:32 pm   Can you give me an explanation for this choice?
 

Hello LittleDA,

count on sth (EXPECT) phrasal verb
to expect something to happen and make plans based on it:
[+ ing form of verb] I'm counting on the meeting finishing on time, or I'll miss my train.
Sorry I'm late, I didn't count on being held up in the traffic.
There's never a taxi when you want one - that's the one thing you can count on!


http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=17562&dict=CALD

I hope this will help.
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #8 (permalink) Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:37 pm   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Dear Kalon & Little DA

Kindly check this link and I am sure your confusion about "count your blessings" will be removed

http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=17542&dict=CALD
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #9 (permalink) Wed Mar 18, 2009 13:11 pm   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Hi,

'Count your blessings' suggests be grateful or satisfied with the good things in your life.

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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #10 (permalink) Wed Mar 18, 2009 13:57 pm   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Thanks all of you. Nice day!

DA.
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #11 (permalink) Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:49 am   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

then why we couldn't answer"count your assets."
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #12 (permalink) Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:09 am   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

Here in Colombia there was a funny caracter in a comedy show that used to say (in spanish of course) look at the good side of the bad side, =).
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Meaning of "Count your blessings" #13 (permalink) Wed Apr 07, 2010 16:48 pm   Meaning of "Count your blessings"
 

I've a sneaky suspicion that there must be some kind of punctuation mark after the word "everything" in the sentence:
'I've lost everything my job, my house, my money - what should I do?'
In my native language that'd be the colon (:) mark.
As far as English is concerned can somebody answer if it is possible to use colon inside of direct speech ... or may be it is better to use dash???
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