Thursday, August 5, 2010

Don't get confuse

Question:What is the different between " Burn the midnight's oil" and "Burn the candle at both ends"?

Answer: "Burn the midnight's oil" means work hard till midnight while "Burn the candle at both ends" means to overwork.

Sample sentences
1. Jim wants to pass his PMR with flying colours.So, every day, he burns the midnight's oil. He will only go to bed when he has completed his homework and has done his revision.

2. Puan Hasina advised Jim to have a rest.She said" You should not burn the candle at both ends.You may fall sick due to lack of rest. You must eat well and have enough sleep."

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