Instant Idiom: Born and ____________

Eggs photo by Kate Ter Haar

Born and _____________– Originating and brought up in a place and learning the typical customs of a place.

Choose the right answer:

A bread

B bred

C brat

D breed



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The right answer is:

Born and _______


(bred is the past of breed, which means to give birth or hatch from eggs, or help grow up (= raise, bring up).

So born and bred.

Photo by Morgan

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

Trevor was born and bred in Wiltshire, where he works in the local hospital.

Although Blair was born and bred in Scottish, she only has the slightest of accents.

Note: In English you say that people were born, so in the past tense.

3 thoughts on “Instant Idiom: Born and ____________

  1. Mrs. Jaqueline, I have over 250 english lessons from you, about three years reading them throught my E-mail and it`s been a good exercise for me to review many things about the language we all are suppose to talk and it has been a good experiences that you had share with me even on those tiny things no one thinken about.


  2. English is so long to learn, use it, and improvent it, takes a while to developed . Mrs. Jaqueline, your lessons are very good, but it depends on what people is up to, if people know what they´re up: A good well living is required to have the good language feelings, Reading lessons don`t mean the right
    success!! Thanks…


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