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How to say someone has been studying pretty much? Options
You know who I am
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:30:50 PM

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I'd like expressions implying that someone has been studying hard recently, like:

You have been on the books for a long time, don't you think it's time to stop?

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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 5:20:31 PM

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If you are looking for a phrasal verb, I will say:
"hit the books": To study, especially with concentrated effort.

Hit the books


NOT THIS:


NOR THIS:




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NKM
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 7:13:12 PM

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"You've been on the books" is more likely to mean that you've owed some money and haven't paid it.

You know who I am
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 7:44:36 PM

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FROSTY X RIME wrote:
If you are looking for a phrasal verb, I will say:
"hit the books": To study, especially with concentrated effort.

Hit the books


NOT THIS:


NOR THIS:





Lol!! I laughed at the first picture, and a little bit at the second!

Can this phrasal verb be used like this:

I have been hitting the books recently?

I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me. - John 14:6
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:01:48 PM

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@You Know Who I Am, yes, that definitely works.

Alternate ways to say things:

1 "You've been in your books a lot"

2 "Cramming" is a verb that means studying hard for short periods of time. However, it's generally used when talking about studying very hard the night before the test, e.g. "You've been cramming enough" or "It won't help to cram any more."

I particularly enjoy the idiom section of this fine website.
You know who I am
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:32:20 AM

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Andrew Schultz wrote:
@You Know Who I Am, yes, that definitely works.

Alternate ways to say things:

1 "You've been in your books a lot"

2 "Cramming" is a verb that means studying hard for short periods of time. However, it's generally used when talking about studying very hard the night before the test, e.g. "You've been cramming enough" or "It won't help to cram any more."


Thank you!

I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me. - John 14:6
dave freak
Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 3:54:36 PM
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When you study hard during the night, you burn the midnight oil or you pull an all-nighter. As a student, I used to stay up late cramming. English has so many words..
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