Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It stands to reason...

 (I couldn't find a good pic for this one.)

Stand to reason
v. phr. 
To seem very likely from the known facts. 

If you have a drivers license, it stands to reason you can drive. 
(I If you have a driver's license, 
you are almost sure to know how to drive) 

Joe is intelligent and studies hard; 
it stands to reason that he will pass the examination. 
(Being smart and a good students, 
Joe is almost sure to pass the examination.)


  1. I also think it's difficult to find a good pic tor this idiom. Anyway, I made a fascinating example with this idiom. "It stands to reason that if you make a comment in English, your English skill will go up steeply." Sorry for my rudeness.