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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #123244: Foreign - foreigner - strange - stranger
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    Foreign - foreigner - strange - stranger

    In English, and in most languages, I suppose, there are words in front of which foreign students are at a loss. We're going to study two of them (or rather four of them) in this lesson! 





    FOREIGN (= coming from another nation or country) is an adjective qualifying a noun

    - a foreign country / a foreign language


    FOREIGNER is a noun. It's preceded by an article (definite= "the" or indefinite, "a" in the singular, 0 in the plural. )

    - Marrying a foreigner is sometimes quite difficult if the two cultures are very different.





    STRANGE is an adjective meaning "causing curiosity". It accompanies a noun. Il has synonyms which are used depending on the contexts: peculiar/ odd/ bizarre/ weird (informal)/ unusual/ curious/ eccentric.

    - Paul was wearing a strange flowery shirt which made him look like a Hawaiian.


    STRANGER (a newcomer in a place) is a noun which is preceded by an article (the/ a/ 0). 

    - Little kids must never follow strangers or accept anything from them.






    There you are! That was quite easy, wasn't it?  You can test whether you have understood the differences!

    I give you the FORCE! 


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