Examples 1. the man about town – светский человек; 2. the man in the street – обыватель; 3. the man on the road – бродяга; 4. the man of the world – умудренный опытом человек; 5. the man of the worth – достойный человек; 6. all to a man – все до одного; 7. an old man – старина; 8. I am your man – к вашим услугам.
CONVERSION Конверсия Love (сущ.) любовь - to love (глаг.) любить Cut (сущ.) порез, разрез -to cut (глаг.) резать, рубить Work (сущ.) работа - to work (глаг.) работать Dog (сущ.) собака - to dog-следовать по пятам
Commonly Misused Words and Phrases Омонимы Words that sound alike (homonyms)
Accept or except Accept is a verb meaning to receive. Except is usually a preposition meaning excluding. I will accept all the packages except that one. Except is also a verb meaning to exclude. Please except that item from the list.
EMIGRATE OR IMMIGRATE ? Emigrate from, Immigrate to: Emigrate means to leave one country or region to settle in another. In 1900, my greatgrandfather emigrated from Russia. Immigrate means to enter another country and reside there. Many Mexicans immigrate to the U.S.A. to find work.
PRINCIPLE OR PRINCIPAL ? Principal is a noun meaning the head of a school or an organization or a sum of money. Principle is a noun meaning a basic truth or law. The principal taught us many important life principles.
To, Too, Two To is a preposition; too is an adverb; two is a number. Whats the time? Its two to two. Oh, now its two to two too!
Words that don't sound alike but confuse us anyway: Lie, Lay: Lie is an intransitive verb meaning to recline or rest on a surface. Its principal parts are lie, lay, lain. Lay is a transitive verb meaning to put or place. Its principal parts are lay, laid. Hint: Chickens lay eggs. I lay the table. I lie down when I am tired.
Who, Which, That Do not use which to refer to persons. Use who instead. That, though generally used to refer to things, may be used to refer to a group or class of people. I just saw a boy who was wearing a yellow banana costume. I have to go to math next, which is my hardest class. Where is the book that I was reading?