«Advice» or «advise»? «Farther» or «further»? «Principal» or «principle»? Легко перепутать слова, которые звучат, пишутся и означают примерно одно и то же. Давайте проясним некоторые ситуации.
Даже самый образованный «Native Speaker» не может избежать конфуза.
Посмотрите на эти предложения и догадайтесь, какое слово из двух не подходит.
- She worked harder (than, then) she had ever worked before.
- If I had known your number, I would (have, of) called.
- The bingo game has (all ready, already) started.
- (Whose, Who’s) shorts are hanging from the flagpole?
- Justin has (alot, a lot) of problems.
- The program changes will not (affect, effect) you.
- What is your (principal, principle) reason for moving to Chicago?
- (Whose, Who’s) hiding in your closet?
- Last year Becky (lead, led) the league in goals.
- Get your facts first, and (than, then) you can distort them as much as you please.
- The (affects, effects) of climate change are already appearing in places from Miami to Alaska.
- There cannot be a crisis next week: my schedule is (all ready, already) full.
- Computers are being called on to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework (formally, formerly) eaten by the dog.
- Kate (implied, inferred) that she had a good alibi, but Jack (implied, inferred) otherwise from her nervous behavior.
- Critics are predicting that the TV series CSI won’t last much longer because (fewer, less) people are watching it these (days, daze).
Ответы ищите ниже.
- a lot
- implied; inferred
- fewer; days
- device; your
- conscious; too; to
- Quiet; proceeded
- there; may be
- loose; have
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