Quiz: Can you guess these words and phrases coined by Shakespeare?
Can you guess these words and phrases coined by Shakespeare?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Even if you haven't read much of Shakespeare's work, you can thank him for adding potentially thousands of words and phrases you use every day. He turned nouns into verbs and adjectives, and vice-versa, and wasn't afraid of making up what he needed. And while he didn't invent all the words and expressions we attribute to him, sometimes he was just the first to write them down.

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