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6. Confusing words
LEND / BORROW
To lend something means to give it. I can lend you my dictionary.
To borrow something means to get it. You can borrow my dictionary.
QUITE / QUIET
Quite = rather It’s quite a nice city.
Quiet = silent The baby is very quiet.
LOSE / LOOSE
Lose = can’t find it I often lose my possessions.
Loose = not tight His shirt is loose - it is too big for him.
RISE / RAISE
Rise = increase The divorce rate rises steadily.
Raise = lift Community decided to raise money for charity.
TAKE / BRING
Take = move from here to there Can you take this book to the library?
Bring = move from there to here I’ll bring you some strawberries from my garden.
LAY / LIE /LIE
LAY (LAID, LAID)
Lay = place one thing on top of another You must lay the luggage on the floor.
LIE (LAY, LAIN)
Lie = to be in a fixed position Are you going to lie on the beach all day?
LIE (LIED, LIED)
Lie = to say something that is not true Statistically people lie at least twice a day.
Choose the right word.
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