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Who'd be an 'English' teacher?

Old Sep 2nd 2010, 11:30 am
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You think English is easy???



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) 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 is 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 about how to row .

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

14) The buck does funny things when the 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) 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?

I know some will think the above was a waste of time-- [not mine- I didn't compile it]
But if it makes some hapless student of english, [whether it be their mother tongue or whether they are E2L learners] feel a little less daunted by all the idiosyncracies of the language- it was time well spent.
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Old Sep 7th 2010, 3:12 am
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I've printed this out to take in to the primary school where I work as a teacher aide. Thanks!
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Old Sep 8th 2010, 9:52 pm
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Just spent the morning teaching my son these words or rather homophones eg pair, pare & pear or write & right. These english teacher do like to use confusing language.

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