The Fox and the Grapes – Learn English with Fairy Tales

The Fox and the Grapes The Fox and the Grapes One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he. Drawing back a few … Read more

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6 comments on “The Fox and the Grapes – Learn English with Fairy Tales”

  1. 1- For me it is very bad thing because I don’t like to do my best for achieving something and
    fail to do that and make excuses by telling myself something like this.
    2- 100% yes
    Soroosh

    • Question 1: As the last resort, it is acceptable to me.
      Question 2: I agree with you. He could try more or use some other smarter ways to access what he desired.

  2. Answer to questions:
    1. Well I have to say maybe this is not always a bad thing to say when you could not get what you wanted. For example we can say that the fox tried his best and maybe it was his fate not to eat the grapes because perhaps they were poisoned.
    2.Yes, but as I said I guess he really tried to reach the grapes because the story said that the fox was thirsty. It was a thing to say to calm his conscience and don’t feel bad about himself.

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