Confusing usage words part three
I think that I can climb that fence with little effort.
may (verb) to be allowed to
May I help you with those heavy bundles?
Lou found one cent under the couch.
scent: (noun) a smell odor (verb) to smell to perceive with the nose
Do you smell the scent of raccoon? (noun)
I scent a raccoon around here. (verb)
A respected attorney will often cite several cases in her argument.
site: (noun) piece of land; location
Our favorite restaurant chain plans to build a new establishment on
The continual good behavior of the class members earned them free
time each Friday.
continuous: (adjective) happening without interruption
The continuous noise of the hammers and saws disturbed the workshop
Steven doesnít think that we will need three umbrellas for the
donít: (contraction for do + not; considered substandard usage) do not
or does not
We donít know what the future will bring.
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General Knowledge 2013 - 15
Standard English Grammar Test
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.