English Phrasal Verb Lesson – Find Out

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Find Out is a phrasal verb in English, and it means to discover something; to discover some information.

  • I found out my grandmother worked in a restaurant.
  • If you want to find the information out, you need to check with the receptionist.
  • Did you find out why Jack got fired?
  • What kind of information did you find out about our competitors?

Scare, Scary & Scared – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Scare, Scary & Scared  – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

I really don’t like scary movies. Do you?

Do you like scary movies? I’m not a big fan of them. I guess that’s because I get scared easily. The music in horror movies also scares me. I think those movies probably wouldn’t be scary if there was no music. Today, let’s look at scare, scary, and scared. We will check out the difference between these words and give you some example sentences to help you remember them.

Scare is a verb, and something scares a person.

  • The music in horror movies scares me.
  • The dark often scares children.
  • What scares you?

Scared is the past tense of scare and can also be used as a participle adjective to describe a person’s feeling.

  • I was scared walking around in the city alone at 2am.
  • You look scared. Is everything ok?
  • The movie Clockwork Orange really scared me!

We use scary to describe the thing that makes us feel scared.

  • Do you like scary movies?
  • Her yelling was very scary.
  • Earthquakes and other natural disasters are quite scary.

How was that? Clear? How about writing a few sentences using these words in the comment box below? I’ll review them for you!

Image, Imagine, & Imagination – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Image, Imagine, & Imagination – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Do you have a vivid imagination?

I imagine you’ve already made your New Year’s resolutions and are working hard to make sure they are not just imagination. Many people make a New Year resolution to loose weight or exercise more, but sometimes the reality is different from their image. How about you?

A lot of students get confused with the English words image, imagine, and imagination. Today, I am going to show you the difference between these words and give you some example sentences to help you remember them.

Let’s start with imagine. Imagine is a verb, and is the key word & title of a very famous song by John Lennon. John asks us to imagine all the people, living life in peace!

  • I imagine visiting a tropical island must be nice.
  • Can you imagine what you would do if you won the lottery?
  • Jack said Vegas was better than he imagined.

Image is a noun. Image is like a picture or photo in your mind. As well, in the graphic design world, an image is a digital picture or graphic.

  • I still have the image of her face in my mind.
  • His stories are so detailed; you can really get a good image of the situation.
  • Let’s sue these three images for the brochure.

Imagination is both the ability of the mind to imagine, and the part of the mind the images exist.

  • Those kids have vivid imaginations.
  • Imagination is the key to creativity.
  • Use your imagination and tell me a story about a far away land.

How was that? Clear? How about writing a few sentences using these words in the comment box below? I’ll review them for you!

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