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04/03/19 Grif.Net – It is Hard to Learn English

04/03/19 Grif.Net – It is Hard to Learn English

[A friend who teaches ESL – English as a second language – =
shared some sentences that caused trouble for her students to =
understand]

 

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

 

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

 

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

 

4) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

 

5) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. =

 

6) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to =
present the present.

 

7) A bass was painted on the head of the bass =
drum.

 

8) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. =

 

9) I did not object to the object.

 

10) The insurance was invalid for the invalid. =

 

11) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. =

 

12) They were too close to the door to close it. =

 

13) The buck does funny things when the does are present. =

 

14) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. =

 

15) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. =

 

16) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

 

17) After a number of injections my jaw got number. =

 

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. =

 

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. =

 

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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