March 15, 2007

Rewrite these sentences using Standard English.

1. Your solicitor needs to chop that application form to make it valid.
2. Did you close the windows and lights,Siti?
3. I followed my sister to Johor Bahru last month.
4. I'll send you to work if your car is still at the workshop.
5. The motor-bike cut my car and crashed into an oncoming lorry.
Can you pronounce all the following words correctly?

1. mirage
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/mirage.html
2. coup d'etat
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861694324/coup_d’├ętat.html
3. omniscient
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/omniscience.html
4. rendezvous
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/rendezvous.html
5. awkward
http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/awkward.html
The objective of this exercise is to help you identify problems you might have whenusing words which either look or sound similar but which have different meanings and uses.

1. After she had done a little (homework/housework),she went to her room to study.
2.When I arrived at the Immigration Office, I was informed about the correct (proceedings/preceding/procedure) when applying for a work permit.
3. Camping is one of the most (economic/economical) ways of having a holiday.
4. If you (lose/loose/lost) your ticket, you will have to replace it yourself.
5.Younger people find it easier to (adapt/adopt) to a different environment than older people do.
6. The British didn't (adapt/adopt) the decimal system for currency until the early 70s.
7. The film was so (bored/boring)I decided to read a book instead.
8. They were so (bored/boring) sitting at home all day, they decided to get holiday jobs.
9. I was (born/borne) in 1977.
10. My sister has (born/borne) four healthy children.
Answers: English Confusing Words

1. The man whose car was stolen is very angry.
2. I suppose it’s all right to lend him money.
3. Please take my advice.
4. The coffee was too hot to drink.
5. The company has changed its policy.
6. Put their bags over there.
7. My college is opposite my house.
8. Her house is older than his.
9. I don’t accept your apology.
10. I want to tell you about my vacation.