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Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part II)

Added by Tomasz H. 25 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

Bread / Bred

Bread -> a food made from flour, water, and usually yeast, mixed together and baked e.g. Do you bake your own bread?

Bred (past tense of breed) -> to keep animals for the purpose of producing young animals in a controlled way e.g. Amstaff are bred for their fighting instincts

Pane / Pain

Pane -> a flat piece of glass, used in a window or door e.g. A window pane.

Pain -> a feeling of physical suffering caused by injury or illness e.g. I felt a sharp pain in my arm.

Red / Read

Red -> colour e.g red lipstick ...

Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part I)

Added by Tomasz H. 18 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

See / Sea

See -> to be conscious of what is around you by using your eyes e.g. I can see you!

Sea -> the salty water that covers a large part of the surface of the Earth, or a large area of salty water, smaller than an ocean, that is partly or completely surrounded by land e.g. We went swimming in the sea.

One / Won

One -> the number 1 e.g. She'll be one year old tomorrow.

Won (past tense) -> to achieve first position and/or get a prize in a competition e.g. Which year was it that ...

Quantifiers

Added by Tomasz H. 14 August 2014 in category: English, Grammar, Learning tips

Z rzeczownikami policzalnymi

many

I don't have many clothes

several

Several of my friends studied in London

a number of

A large number of invitations has been sent

a few/few

Quite a few people have had the same problem

very few

A very few people are out there playing basketball

a large number of

I am quite concerned for the future of a large number of European manufacturers

a great number of

A great number of students have left already

a majority of

The majority of the employees have university degrees

Z rzeczownikami niepoliczalnymi

much

Much work remains ...

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Causative Verbs: Make, Have, Let, Get oraz Help

Added by Tomasz H. 4 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

MAKE

Wymagać lub zmusić kogoś do zrobienia czegoś

MAKE + PERSON + VERB (base form)

My daughter broke the John's car window and I made him pay for it.
My ex-boyfriend loved cartoons and made me watch every film.
The teacher made all the students rewrite their tests.

HAVE

Przekazać komuś innemu coś do zrobienia

HAVE + PERSON + VERB (base form)
HAVE + THING + PAST PARTICIPLE OF VERB

I'll have my assistant call to cancel the meeting.
The president had his secretary make copies of the law.

We're having our bedroom painted this Saturday.
My PC is broken - I need to ...

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