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What makes English Difficult ? Funny aspects of English Language: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com What makes English Difficult ? Funny aspects of English Language 1 What makes English difficult?: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com What makes English difficult? It's vs. Its It's is the contracted form of It is . This form is used in sentences using "they" as the subject of the sentence with the verb "to be" used as either the helping verb (e.g. It's going ..., It's raining ...) or the principal verb of the sentence. Examples: It's difficult to find work these days. It's going to rain soon. 2 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com Its is the possessive pronoun form. This form is used to express that "it" has a specific quality, or that something belongs to "it". Examples: I found its taste to be superb! Its color is deep red, almost Burgundy 3 Has gone to vs. Has been to : April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com Has gone to vs. Has been to Has gone to vs. Has been to ... has/have gone to ... refers to someone who has gone to a place but has not yet returned. Examples: He's gone to the bank. He should be back soon. Where has Tom gone? 4 Funny aspect of Eglish…: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com Funny aspect of Eglish… There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple... English muffins were not invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. 5 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. 6 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose? 7 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? 8 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com In what language do people Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another? 9 PowerPoint Presentation: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it? 10 Some more…: April 5, 2008 www.dilipbarad.com Some more… The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. The bandage was wound around the wound. A box in the plural becomes is boxes. But an Ox in the plural never becomes oxes. (It becomes Oxen). 11 Thank You ! ! !: www.dilipbarad.com Thank You ! ! ! www.dilipbarad.com www.wikieducator.org/user:Dilipbarad 12

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