Proverbs and idioms

Students often ask about the difference. There is no real difference for the English language student. But the basic difference is an idiom uses words that do not have a direct meaning, like “it’s raining cats and dogs” but a proverb is a piece of advice like “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Another point, proverbs are often based on religion, such as Buddhist (Chinese) or Christian Proverbs.

Here are a couple of link to use
http://www.phrasemix.com/collections/the-50-most-important-english-proverbs
https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/phrasal-verbs-list.htm

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