COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS 02
Nhiều từ trong tiếng Anh thường được sử dụng sai kể cả những người bản xứ. Một phần là bởi những từ này có Spelling quá giống nhau, trong khoảnh khắc khó mà phân biệt rõ. Một lý do phải kể đến là nhiều trong số đó phát âm hoàn toàn giống nhau nhưng Spelling và nghĩa khác nhau. Các bạn hãy lần lượt theo dõi trong từng bài post để tiếp cận và học cách sử dụng những từ như thề này nhé.
LATER (adverb) – a time in the future or following a previous action.
Ex: We went to the movies and later ice cream at Dairy Isle.
LATTER (adjective) – last of two things mentioned.
Ex: Germany and England both developed dirigibles for use during World War II, the latter primarily for coastal reconnaissance. (latter = England)
LOOSE (adjective) – opposite of tight. After dieting,
Ex: Marcy found hat her clothes had become so loose that she had to buy a new wardrobe.
(a) – to be unable to find something.
Ex: Mary lost her glasses last week.
(b) – opposite of win.
Ex: If Harry doesn’t practice his tennis more, he may lose the match.
PASSED (verb) – past tense of pass
(a) – elapse.
Ex: Five hours passed before the jury reached its verdict.
(b) – go by of beyond.
Ex: While we were sitting in the park, several of our friends passed us.
(c) – succeed.
Ex: The students are happy that they passed their exams.
(a) (adjective) – a time or event before the present.
Ex: This past week has been very hectic for the students returning to the university.
(b) (noun) – time before the present.
Ex: In the past, he had been a cook, a teacher, and a historian.
PEACE (noun) – harmony or freedom from war.
Ex: Peace was restored to the community after a week of rioting.
PIECE (noun) – part of a whole.
Ex: Heidi ate a piece of chocolate cake for dessert.
(a) (noun) – director of an elementary or secondary school.
Ex: The principal called a faculty meeting.
(b) (adjective) – main or most important.
Ex: An anthropologist, who had worked with the indigenous tribes in Australia, was the principal speaker at Friday’s luncheon.
PRINCIPLE (noun) – fundamental rule or adherence to such a rule.
Ex: Mr. Connor is a man who believes that truthfulness is the best principle.
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