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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #57929: Word confusion
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    Word confusion



    Clarifications of words that are often misused or confused.

    to light (lit ou lighted):

       to light a candle

         

    to switch on;

    to switch on the lamp

      chimney       fireplace    
     a cup of coffee

                 a pub     
    desk      office    
         he works in an office
      girl (≠ boy)
    (a female child)
     
       a girl            a boy
    daughter (≠ son)
    (a person's female child)
         
          mother and daughter
    woman (women)
    adult female person
     
    a woman        a man
    wife (wives) (≠ husband)
    (married)
          
              he kisses his wife
     sheet (of paper)       
               sheets of paper
    leaf (leaves)    
     house        
        a house with a blue roof
     home    
             they are at home
     queue     tail     
     coast  rib          
     straight (line)       
                 a straight road
     right    
          a right hand
     skipping rope
     
           
     violin string
     
              
     piano wire
     
          
     vocal cord
     
         
     scene
     stage  
     poucethumb

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    1. Tom fell off the cherry tree and broke two .

    2. I'm waiting for a I don't know. She is a friend of my .

    3. As soon as she arrived home Linda the light and the fire.

    4. Santa Claus enters a house down the and puts the parcels in front of the .

    5. We've just moved into our new (building), but it doesn't feel like yet.

    6. Some people say that the is linked to the distance between the tip of the
    and the first joint.

    7. Oh no! I have forgotten an important file on my I must go back to my .







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