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Expansion of Idea

Expansion of Idea: Know how to write it.

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Examples for practice for Expansion of Idea

Q. Expand the following idea in about 100/150 words with the help of the points given below:

1) A Bad workman blames his tools.

2) One should eat to live, not live to eat – Franklin

3) If winter comes, can spring be far behind?- Shelly

4) Beauty is truth, truth is beauty.- John Keats

5) Where there is a will, there is a way.

6) Nothing succeeds like success.

7) The child is the father of the man.

8) A friend in NEED is a friend INDEED.

9) A stitch in Time saves Nine

(Hint points: Explain the concept, give example, give your opinion about it etc.)

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Example of Expansion of Idea

Activity No. 1

Expand the idea in your own words with proper examples.
‘Manners maketh man’-

Model answer written by

Prof. Vaishali Jane


“Manners maketh man”

             Manners are very important in human life. We should always remember that Manners maketh (makes) man.

What do manners mean? Manners mean saying ‘Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening’- it means greeting at someone when you see someone, smiling at someone, being kind to someone, graceful in look and behaviour and so on. Manners constitute not only outward appearance but also good conduct. Manners play a very vital role in building our personality

Manners reflect our character and character is one of the factors of our personality. A good personality is not known to one’s outward appearance or the dress one wears, but it is known to his behaviour and way of speaking. It gives good impression in front of others.

E.g Let’s recall that person in a crowded bus who willingly offers his /her seat to a co-passenger. We all appreciate such deed. It means the well-mannered person is always appreciated. Let’s take another example of Hitler, a famous dictator of Germany. Because of his troubled childhood and bad experiences with Jews, he became a tyrant in History. And he is condemned because of his ill-mannered behaviour. The example of Hitler shows that family background and one’s nurturing also affect one’s character and manners. And ill-mannered person is disliked or hated by everyone.

Life is a journey where we meet many people. It depends on our behaviour whether people stay with us or leave us. If we are well mannered, we will become the centre of attraction. So, we should speak politely, be courteous, be helpful to others, use golden words such as please, thank you, welcome, excuse me, sorry etc. as per the situation. These are the things that we have to do under the word ‘manners’.

Thus manners play a significant role in man’s life without which man can never be a complete man. So, this has been aptly summed up when we say, ‘Manners Maketh Man‘.

Activity No.2

Expand the idea- “A stitch in time saves nine.” Explain the concept, give examples, give your opinion about the concept.


“A stitch in time saves nine” is a proverb that emphasizes the importance of taking timely and preventive action to solve the problems before they increase. This timeless piece of wisdom underscores the value of proactive measures to avoid larger and more complicated issues in the future.

Imagine a scenario where a small tear appears on the seam of a piece of clothing. If you promptly stitch it up, you prevent the tear from expanding. Ultimately you save yourself from the hassle of dealing with a much larger hole later. The same principle can be applied to various aspects of life.

In the context of personal relationships, addressing minor misunderstandings or conflicts early on can prevent them from turning into deep-seated issues. Communication and resolution at the initial stage can maintain the fabric of the relationship, avoiding the need for extensive repair work in the future.

In a professional setting, a proactive approach to problem-solving can prevent small workplace challenges from evolving into major disruptions.

Ultimately, “a stitch in time saves nine” serves as a reminder to be vigilant, proactive, and attentive to the small details in various aspects of life. It gives good message to all.




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