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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Prepositional Phrase 2. The prepositional

  • phrase today is at full tilt. All right. Let's look at the note here. If someone

  • does something at full tilt, he or she does it quickly or by moving at full

  • speed. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of this goes all the way back to the Middle

  • Ages and jousting. It derives from the old English tilt.

  • T-Y-L-T-E . Today you see it spelled as T-I-L-T. Now remember jousting that's you know,

  • with the Knights were on their horses and they charged towards each other with

  • that like long stick. That they kind of try to knock each other down from. And

  • sometimes you know, they had some real accidents. And some people might have

  • even died. Even though this was in competition or practice. All right. Let's

  • continue. The word tilt meant unsteady or leaning into an attack which would make

  • sense because when you're jousting you probably lean forward a little bit. You

  • know, as you're going at full speed. The original word for jousting was tilting.

  • Okay. We can find this phrase tilting at windmills in Cervantes, Don Quixote,

  • Yeah. I remember when I read that when I was younger. younger. I said why are they saying tilting

  • at windmills ? Well now we know. It's because tilting meant jousting.

  • Here we can easily see how the meaning evolved to mean at full speed because

  • Knights usually rode their horses at full speed while jousting. So this is

  • how it really came about. All right. Anyway, Let's look at we got three examples here.

  • Example number one. The attacker charged at full tilt toward him. Yeah. So it could

  • just be somebody running charging like that. Or number two here. The racecar

  • driver was driving at full tilt. So he probably had his foot all the way down

  • on the gas pedal to test out his new racecar. Okay. Good. Or the third one we

  • have here. Because they are behind schedule

  • in preparing orders, they ordered the assembly line

  • to move at full tilt. Of course, this would be in a factory. They want them to move

  • faster, And maybe they want them to do some overtime too. So they make sure they

  • can catch up to their orders. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you

  • for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Prepositional Phrase 2. The prepositional

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/08/29
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