Investigating the Students' Ability in Identifying the Meaning of Selected English Proverbs

  • Zayneb Elaiwi

Abstract

Proverbs are fixed phrases or sentences that give advice or say something that is generally true. Proverbs appear everywhere; they represent an essential enduring part of daily speech in all societies. Since almost all proverbs use metaphorical language, their meaning may not be detected from their constituent words. This is why students, or people in general, may face difficulties in guessing (or knowing) their meanings. The present study aims at investigating third-year-college students’ ability in identifying the meaning of English proverbs and use them properly. To fulfil the basic requirement of this study, the researchers have conducted a test, which comprises two questions: a multiple-choice question and a completion one. 

Published
2018-08-07
How to Cite
ELAIWI, Zayneb. Investigating the Students' Ability in Identifying the Meaning of Selected English Proverbs. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 51, p. 1:24, aug. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <http://amm.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/mustansiriyah/article/view/720>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2021.
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