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Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part II)

Añadido por Tomasz H. 25 agosto 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, General 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 ...

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Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part I)

Añadido por Tomasz H. 18 agosto 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, General 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 ...

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Añadido por Tomasz H. 14 agosto 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, Grammar

With countable nouns


I don't have many clothes


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


With uncountable nouns


Much work remains ...

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

Añadido por Tomasz H. 4 agosto 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, Lexicon


Force or require someone to take an action

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.


Give someone else the responsibility to do something

HAVE + PERSON + VERB (base form)

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 ...

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