Confusing usage words part four
Evelyn has been a good physicians assistant for many years now(adjective)
This is about as good as it gets for this group. (adverb)
well (adverb) in a pleasing or desirable manner fittingly to a larg extent
I felt well after the challenging mountain climb.
Pierre fit in well with the new group of students in his new school.
These girls are well schooled in how to stay fit.
Fewer people participated in last yearís fundraiser.
less: (adjective used to modify singular nouns) not so much; smaller in size
Edith felt less fear about going on that ride.
I could have finished the recording in two hours.
of: (preposition) used in prepositional phrases, but not in verb phrases
She was a woman of great dignity and service to her country.
Did the speaker imply that we should be doing more to preserve the society?
infer: (verb) to draw a conclusion from facts
What did you infer from the speakerís words regarding global warming?
Itís starting to rain.
Itís begun to drizzle.
its: (adjective) the possessive form of it
The colorful umbrella has lost some of its color.
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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.
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