Secrets of English Words

evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

If you are interested in the vocabulary, you can know a lot of interesting details about some common English words NICE-BEAUTIFUL-PRETTY- GORGEOUS- STRIKING in my new interview with Richard from England.

Here is the link:

https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/workdesk/item/17434190/reader/

In my course "SECRETS OF ENGLISH WORDS" you can also find such lessons:

Put off- postpone

Carry out- perform- execute

to keep- to maintain

to be interesting- to be interested

to hear and to listen to

Singular or Plural after some words

Mistake- error- blunder- slip

How to make the comparative form?

etc.

February 2018
  • jungleboy pt Portugal

    Friendly correction: it's put off, with one t. Putt has a different meaning (to 'putt' in golf is to hit the ball when you are close to the hole, on the green, using your putter; another meaning for putt is to go slowly) with different pronunciation (rhymes with 'hut').

    February 2018
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      Thanks, I'm not always attentive by typing.

      February 2018
  • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

    In a new discussion CONFUSING WORDS Richard tells about some English words which have the same pronunciation and the same spelling but very different meanings, for example: an air- to air; fair play- a fair lady; a spring- to spring into action- springs in the bed; to die- a die; mean- to mean etc.

    Here is the link to this lesson:

    https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/workdesk/item/17944501/reader/

    March 2018
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      Here is my second discussion with Richard about English CONFUSING WORDS, part 2.

      We are talking now about some English words that are spelled the same, but have differences in the pronunciation and in the meaning, for example: 'contract and con'tract, 'desert and de'sert.

      Here is the link to this lesson:

      https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/workdesk/item/18091168/reader/

      April 2018
      • [Paivi] aw Aruba

        Dessert has two s's. It's tasty. Desert is dry and is where monotheistic religion comes from. Although to desert can mean to run away too. Desert the desert.

        April 2018
  • [screw_censorship] aw Aruba

    How about a discussion of words with “para”...?

    Paraplegic

    Paranormal

    Paranoid

    Para...yeah...PARATROOPER...

    :-)

    April 2018
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      A good idea!

      April 2018
  • jungleboy pt Portugal

    >> to be interesting- to be interested

    I don't know if you discussed this in your interview, but there are quite a few adjective pairs like this with an -ing and an -ed form. They are not interchangeable. The -ing form (interesting, amazing, fascinating etc) describes the thing that inspires the feeling (interested, amazed, fascinated etc).

    So:

    Ancient history is interesting. I am interested in it.

    The pyramids are amazing. I was amazed when I saw them.

    April 2018
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      Once I had a small lesson with Nerelle about this pair of constructions "to be interested- to be interesting" for Beginners 2.

      But it would be useful to collect the most common examples with '-ing' and '-ed' and to give them in one of our discussions with Richard.

      Thanks for your suggestion, jungleboy!

      April 2018
  • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

    Here is my new conversation with Richard about English words:

    HOW TO USE CORRECTLY 'LEND-BORROW-LEND-HIRE':

    https://www.lingq.com/ru/learn/en/workdesk/item/22906556/reader/

    May 13 at 13:22
    • khardy us United States

      This is a subject that could benefit from more coverage of the differences between British and American usage. In the US:

      "Rent" is used for the giving side as well as the taking side, as hinted at in the lesson. Often, but not always, when used on the giving side, it's phrased as "rent out": "My sister has a house on the lake that she rents out on weekends to vacationers." The vacationer might say, "We're going to rent a house for the weekend when we go to the lake."

      The use of the word "let" in the meaning of "rent out" is not at all a common American usage. Most of us will understand it, but in certain milieus if you were to say "I'm going to let the lake house", you might get a strange look and a question about just what it is that you're going to let it do.

      When I fly to a distant city I will rent a car, I will never hire one. Avis or Hertz will rent it to me.

      May 29 at 19:42
  • JohnBrooke au Australia

    Glad to hear from Richard about the word 'long' , thanks for providing the link @

    June 04 at 04:16
    • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

      Thanks, John!

      Write what other difficult words or idioms are you interested in, and we discuss them in our new conversations.

      June 16 at 08:18
  • evgueny40 ru Russian Federation

    You can read and listen to my new English podcast with Richard –

    HOW TO USE ‘CLEAR’ by pressing this link:

    June 17 at 09:38