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Confusing verbs

Confusing verbs Borrow – lend

Borrow – lend

Borrow – lend Bankers lend money to their clients to lend is to give something to somebody for a period of time. The people who recieve it must give it back.

Borrow – lend People borrow books from libraries to borrow is to take something from somebody for a period of time. If you borrow something, you must give it back.

Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it The man is ________ some books from the library The woman is ______ him some books

The man is ________ some books from the library

The woman is ______ him some books

Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it The man is borrowing some books from the library The woman is lending him some books

The man is borrowing some books from the library

The woman is lending him some books

Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it The man is ________ some money to the woman The woman is _______ some money from the man

The man is ________ some money to the woman

The woman is _______ some money from the man

Borrow – lend When a person lends something, another person borrows it The man is lending some money to the woman The woman is borrowing some money from the man

The man is lending some money to the woman

The woman is borrowing some money from the man

Confusing verbs Know – Meet

Know – Meet

Know - Meet You meet somebody for the first time or in a date To meet is when you talk to a person for the first time. To meet is also when you see in a date or appointment, or you just encounter, somebody you already know.

You meet somebody for the first time or in a date

To meet is when you talk to a person for the first time.

To meet is also when you see in a date or appointment, or you just encounter, somebody you already know.

Know - Meet When people meet they kiss , greet and/or shake hands

When people meet they kiss , greet and/or shake hands

Know - Meet You know somebody when you have already met him or her once or more times. You know somebody when you have information about him or her usually because you've met before once or more times.

You know somebody when you have already met him or her once or more times.

Know - Meet You know somebody or something when you have some information about him, her or it, even if you haven't met before. Do you know these people?

You know somebody or something when you have some information about him, her or it, even if you haven't met before.

Know - Meet Choose the best verb I was on my way to work when I ______ my brother in law.

Choose the best verb

Know - Meet The answer is: I was on my way to work when I met my brother in law.

The answer is:

Know - Meet Choose the best verb I ________ all Isabel Presley's children. They are quite famous.

Choose the best verb

Know - Meet The answer is: I know all Isabel Presley's children. They are quite famous.

The answer is:

Know - Meet Choose the best verb I ______ Mary for lunch.

Choose the best verb

Know - Meet The answer is: I met Mary for lunch.

The answer is:

Know - Meet Choose the best verb I _______ Mary very well. I remember when she was very shy. But at the party, she danced all night and told lots of funny jokes.

Choose the best verb

Know - Meet Choose the best verb I know Mary very well. I remember when she was very shy. But at the party, she danced all night and told lots of funny jokes.

Choose the best verb

Confusing verbs Waste – Spend

Waste – Spend

Waste - Spend Have you ever heard that time is money? So both can be spent or wasted

Have you ever heard that time is money?

Waste – Spend To spend is to use money or time buying or doing something

To spend is to use money or time buying or doing something

Waste – Spend If you spend too much money, you’ll waste it To waste is to spend too much money, too much time or to use some resource more than what is necessary

Waste – Spend What are they doing? wasting or spending?

What are they doing? wasting or spending?

Confusing verbs Carry – Wear

Carry – Wear

Carry - Wear You wear something that your body holds. You carry something that you hold with your hands or your back...or your mouth.

You wear something that your body holds.

You carry something that you hold with your hands or your back...or your mouth.

Carry - Wear What are they carrying ?

Carry - Wear What are they wearing ?

Confusing verbs Earn – Win

Earn – Win

Earn - Win You earn money with your work. You win a competition, money or a prize, with an effort made in a particular moment.

You earn money with your work.

You win a competition, money or a prize, with an effort made in a particular moment.

Earn - Win Are they earning or winning?

Confusing verbs Say – Tell

Say – Tell

Say-Tell We say when we speak for any purpose without having necessarily anyone hearing us.

Say-Tell We tell when: We give oral information about something or someone to another person. We narrate a story.

We tell when:

We give oral information about something or someone to another person.

We narrate a story.

Say - Tell Choose the best verb Laura ________ her friends that she was going to have a party on Saturday. The teacher _________the class to open the books.

Choose the best verb

Say - Tell And the answer is... Laura told her friends that she was going to have a party on Saturday. The teacher told the class to open the books.

And the answer is...

Say - Tell Choose the best verb Bob and Carol _______ they had already had dinner. My father _______ I was doing very well at school.

Choose the best verb

Say - Tell And the answer is... Bob and Carol said they had already had dinner. My father said I was doing very well at school.

And the answer is...

Say - Tell Choose the best verb Lisa _______ she was happy with the presents we gave her. Her parents _______ Susan that she had forgotten her bag.

Choose the best verb

Say - Tell And the answer is... Lisa said she was happy with the presents we gave her. Her parents told Susan that she had forgotten her bag.

And the answer is...

Say - Tell Choose the best verb We ______ John that this time it was his turn to clean up. They ______ they loved the Swiss Alps.

Choose the best verb

Say - Tell And the answer is... We told John that this time it was his turn to clean up. They said they loved the Swiss Alps.

And the answer is...

Confusing verbs See – Look at – Watch

See – Look at – Watch

See - Look at - Watch You watch something when you observe it or guard it, or just when you pay attention to it for a while

See - Look at - Watch You look at something when you pay attention to it, usually for a short time

See - Look at - Watch You see something when your eyes are open and the image gets into your retina

See - Look at - Watch The kids are watching a film but the baby in the front is looking at the camera

See - Look at - Watch The lifeguard watches the beach but he sometimes looks at his watch

Confusing verbs Do – Make

Do – Make

Confusing verbs Hope – Wait

Hope – Wait

Confusing verbs Look – Look like

Look – Look like

Confusing verbs Hear – Listen to

Hear – Listen to

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