Amazing facts for students in English
What every student should know in English
Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.
Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:
We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.
Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.
Keen: Very interested in something.
Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.
Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.
Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.
There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.
Jot: A very small amount of something
Jot: To write something quickly
Certain words in English language appear to be similar but are quite different in meaning.
The table below shows some examples:
Synonyms should not be confused with the above instance. They are different words with similar meanings.
The only English word with five consecutive vowels is 'queueing'
The dot on the top of letter ‘i’ is called a tittle
The sentence below uses every letter in the English alphabet:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
The furry tufts of hair inside a cat's ear are called ear furnishings
There are only four words in the English language that end in 'dous'. These are:
The only English word that ends with the letters 'mt' is dreamt and its derivatives; that is: undreamt, daydreamt, and redreamt
Los Angeles is America's second largest city. It's original name is 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula'. In English language, this means: 'Town of our Lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula'
If you close your eyes in a completely dark room. When you open them, the color you see is called eigengrau, which means intrinsic gray
I.e is an abbreviation for id est which means 'that is,'
E.g is an abbreviation for exempli gratia which means 'for the sake of example,'
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Bacteria is a plural word. Its singular is Bacterium
That smell that comes after a rain has a name. It's called petrichor
The word 'orange' does not rhyme with any other word in the dictionary
The letters 'Ough' can be pronounced in more than 9 different ways
English is the official language of the air. This is so because no matter where you are flying to (around the world), your pilot and flight attendants will always understand English
In English Language, Coffins and Caskets are quite different. This difference is mainly attributed to their shape.
Coffins aren't perfectly rectangular in shape. They are wide at both shoulders. They are also tapered at the head and foot.
Caskets are rectangular in shape and are usually constructed with better quality timber.
In English Language, to leave a party without notifying anyone is called 'French Exit'.
In French Language, to leave a party without notifying anyone is called 'partir à l’anglaise'
Partir à l’anglaise means 'to leave like the English'
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