Рубрика: Confusing words

Confusing verb forms hung — hanged

Study the difference and do the exercise that follows. hang – hanged – hanged 1) вешать, казнить to hang oneself – повеситься beef, sir, is hung, men are hanged – говядину, сэр, подвешивают, а людей вешают to hang smb. for murder – повесить кого-л. за убийство to hang by the neck – юр. предать казни

Confusing verbs in exercises

The aim of this sheet is to provide English teachers with some practical material on such verbs as rise/raise, remember/remind, say/tell, worry/bother/excite, etc. which are often confused by pupils. The mentioned above confusing verbs are met not only in everyday school activities but in testing as well. We hope that the set of exercises will

The verb to appear

Appear = seem (not used in Continuous tenses) Appear = to perform (is used in Continuous tenses ) Appear = to become widely available or known about; be published (is used in Continuous tenses ) e. g. My little btother will be appearing as Guffy in the school performance soon. Fill in appear in its

The verb to smell

Smell- smelled, smelled (BrE also smelt, smelt )   Smell — to have a particular smell — пахнуть (not used in Continuous tenses)   Smell — to experience the smell of something by putting your nose close to it — нюхать (is used in Continuous tenses) Fill in smell in its forms. 1.     Dinner …

The verb to have

Have (got)= own, possess (not used in Continuous tenses) Have=to experience (is used in Continuous tenses) Fill in have in its forms. 1. An organiser said: «She … … such a great time she didn’t want to go. 2. … your secretary … a fax machine? 3. He …  much luck recently. 4. … you ever

The verb to taste

taste иметь вкус (not used in the progressive tenses) taste пробовать на вкус (is used in the progressive tenses) Fill in taste in its forms. 1. This drink … like sherry. 2. Whether an animal … … or smelling its food may be difficult to determine…. 3. I’… … the soup, to check if it

The verb to see

See— (not used in the progressive tenses) 1) to become aware of somebody/something by using your eyes 2) to have or use the power of sight ) to understand something See — (used in the progressive tenses) to meet Fill in see in its forms. 1. You can’t … colours at night… 2. My mother

The verb to think

Stative verbs describe a state rather than an action and do not usually have a continuous form. Some of them still can be used in Continuous tenses but with a difference in meaning. Study attentively the following definitions and do the excercise afterwards. think (not used in the progressive tenses) to have a particular idea