Najčešće greške u engleskom jeziku, VII deo

Reci u engleskom jeziku, VerbalistiDanašnjih deset primera rešava nedoumice kod korišćenja pojedinih reči i to:

61. Is it “lightening/lightning”?
The word lightening is a verb that means to make something lighter in color as in “We lightened the dining room by painting it white.” Also, lightening refers to the process of making something lighter in weight. The word lightning is a noun and means a phenomenon that is followed by thunder.

Pogresno upotreba engleskih reci, Verbalisti62. When to use “loose/lose”?
Loose is an adjective, the opposite of tight. For example, “These shoes are too loose.” And, the word lose is a verb that means to miss from one’s possession. For example, “Don’t lose that money.” The words are pronounced differently with loose rhyming with moose and lose rhyming with choose.

63. “The majority is/majority are”?
The word majority can be either singular or plural. If the word is to be used for a collection of individuals, then the word majority should be treated as plural: “The majority of students do not like when the tuition is raised.” If the word refers to a collective group, then it should be treated singular: “A 75% majority agreed to the decision made by the president.

64. “May/might”?
May is used for the possibility: “You may leave now.” And the word might is used when there is a limited possibility: “I think it might snow tomorrow.”

66. “Drown/sink”?
Drown is a verb which means to die of suffocation by being underwater too long: “Many migrating wilder beasts drown while they cross the fast flowing river.” The word sink is to mean a process of being immersed: “The fishing line will sink with the bobber.

67. “Mislead/misled”?
Both words are verbs. Mislead is the present tense while misled is the past tense. Mislead means to give someone false information as in “I believe that the company’s recent comment was made to mislead the shareholders.” Misled is the past tense form of mislead as in “We were misled by his deceiving statement.Prava rec na engleskom, Verbalisti

68. “Minute/minuet”?
Minute is a unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour (60 seconds). Minuet is a form of dance that is slow and graceful. This dance was popular in the 18th century.

69. When to use “overlook/oversee”?
Overlook is to forget to check something either intentionally or accidentally like when a teacher overlooks a small mistake in an essay and she wants to concentrate on the intent of the essay. Oversee means to check or supervise as a manager or boss would do of people’s work.

70. The difference between “parameter/perimeter”?
Parameter is a limit like when your boss sets a parameter for certain rules of using the internet on the job or a dress code, or even a quota you need to reach. Perimeter is a noun that refers to the border of an enclosed space. You have a perimeter of a room, your yard, etc. The words are pronounced differently as the first and second syllables contain a short “a” sound (parameter) or a short “i” sound followed by a short “e” controlled “r” sound (perimeter).

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