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Why English is tough [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-10-26 20:35:30 |Display all floors
Twenty-one reasons why English is hard to learn.

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

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

7. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10. I did not object to the object.

11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12. There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.

13. They were too close to the door to close it.

14. The buck does funny things when does are present.

15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

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

18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

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

21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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Post time 2005-11-21 19:56:37 |Display all floors

English is tough

Good examples King Leo.

Of course other languages have their difficulties too.

For me the idea that the "tone" delivery of a word can change its meaning dramatically is a tricky concept to deal with.

Every language has its idiosyncracies.


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Post time 2005-12-15 08:49:38 |Display all floors
Why do we call a building as building when it's been built? :)

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Post time 2005-12-15 09:37:49 |Display all floors

Bona Fide!!!

Rendevous( different when pronounce)

Kindergarden( german kindergarten)


Different countries but English!!!

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Post time 2005-12-16 00:39:46 |Display all floors

You are righ! Explain, Ma ma ma ma?................

Did mother scold the horse?

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Post time 2005-12-16 14:53:00 |Display all floors


The grammar, especially modern slang) is unreasonably confusing compared to Chinese. The laziness and simplicity of the pronounciation and alphabet needs the grammar to be more complexed otherwise there is no skill needed to learn english.

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Post time 2005-12-16 15:00:54 |Display all floors

It took me quite long to master Grammer during primary school!!!

Now as easy as calling grandma!!!

Thxs for the education
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