Common Mistakes 2

Index
Click the most suitable word or phrase in each sentence. ANSWERS
TEACH | LEARN
1) My grandfather is going to teach | learn me how to swim.
2) Where did you teach | learn so much about rock music?
HISTORIC | HISTORICAL
1) This is the historic | historical spot where the explorer first landed.
2) Who is your favourite historic | historical character? Mine is Napoleon.
TELL | SAY
1) I'm sorry to tell | say that we're going to have to lay off 60 employees.
2) I think you'd better tell | say me exactly what's happened to my car.
RISE | RAISE
1) If you know the answer, please rise | raise your hand.
2) The latest rainfall would cause levels to rise | raise again and stay high for several days.
STATIONARY | STATIONERY
1) She went to the stationary | stationery department to buy some pencils.
2) There was a stationary | stationery lorry in the middle of the street.
DESERT | DESSERT
1) The Sahara is the world's largest desert | dessert with only a small fertile part.
2) We had chocolate mousse and rice pudding for desert | dessert.
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CORRECT!

TEACH (V) => to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct.

INCORRECT!

LEARN (v) => to gain knowledge or skill!

CORRECT!

LEARN (v) => to gain knowledge or skill.

INCORRECT!

TEACH (V) => to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct!

CORRECT!

HISTORIC (ADJ.) => famous or important in history.

INCORRECT!

HISTORICAL (ADJ.) => having to do with (people or events from) history!

CORRECT!

HISTORICAL (ADJ.) => having to do with (people or events from) history.

INCORRECT!

HISTORIC (ADJ.) => famous or important in history!

CORRECT!

SAY (V) => say + (that) + clause / say + something + to + somebody

INCORRECT!

TELL (V) => tell + somebody / tell + clause when we include
him, me, us etc!

CORRECT!

TELL (V) => tell + somebody / tell + clause when we include
him, me, us etc.

INCORRECT!

SAY (V) => say + (that) + clause / say + something + to + somebody!

CORRECT!

RAISE (V) => something raises something / regular verb => raise, raised, raised.

INCORRECT!

RISE (V) => something rises / irregular verb => rise, rose, risen!

CORRECT!

RISE (V) => something rises / irregular verb => rise, rose, risen.

INCORRECT!

RAISE (V) => something raises something / regular verb => raise, raised, raised!

CORRECT!

STATIONERY (N) => envelopes, pens and other articles used in writing etc.

INCORRECT!

STATIONARY (ADJ.) => standing still, not moving!

CORRECT!

STATIONARY (ADJ.) => standing still, not moving!

INCORRECT!

STATIONERY (N) => envelopes, pens and other articles used in writing etc.

CORRECT!

DESERT (N) => a dry, often sandy region of little rainfall and sparse vegetation.

INCORRECT!

DESSERT => the sweet course of meal; pudding!

CORRECT!

DESSERT => the sweet course of meal; pudding.

INCORRECT!

DESERT (N) => a dry, often sandy region of little rainfall and sparse vegetation.

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