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PostSubject: Same Words With Different Meanings   Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:28 pm

today our topic is talking about so many words has same the spelling but completely different by meanings

let's find out

(Note: Use a good English dictionary to
learn the correct pronunciation and meaning of the look-alike words in
the following sentences.)

1. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

2. We must polish the Polish furniture.

3. He could lead the team to victory if he would get the lead out.

4. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

5. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present to his mother.

6. When the shot came near, the dove dove into the bushes.

7. The medical insurance was invalid for the invalid.

8. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

9. The buck does funny things when the does are present.

10. The sewer in the shirt factory dropped a spool of thread down into the sewer line.

11. The farm was used to produce produce.

12. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

13. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

14- I did not object to the object placed on my desk.

15-They were too close to the door to close it.

16- Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear

How strange can a language be?

There is no egg in an eggplant. It doesn't look or taste like an egg.

There is no ham in a hamburger.

There is no pine nor apple in a pineapple.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

English muffins were not invented in England and French fries were not invented in France, so where did such names come from?

Some names seem to describe the opposite of what the things really are:

Quicksand pulls you down slowly.

Boxing rings are square.

Some examples of why you cannot blindly follow English grammar rules:

If writers write and painters paint and riders ride, then why don't fingers fing or hammers ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth and the plural of goose is geese, then
shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth and the plural of
moose be meese? Maybe they should be, but they aren't.

If the teacher taught, why didn't the preacher praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what do you think a humanitarian eats?

How can a house that is burning up finally end in being burned down?

At a bank or loan office, how can you fill in the necessary information as you fill out the forms?

Why is it that when the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible?

Why do people recite at a play, yet play at a recital?

Why do people park on driveways but drive on parkways?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If
you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

Answer: I simply don't know.

Best wishes


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