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中国考生最易混淆的常用词

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中国考生最易混淆的常用词

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★ Fun vs. funny :
~Steve:That was funny, the other day.  
~Miranda:Yeah, it was fun. Wait, did you it fun or funny. 
~Steve:I said funny, but I think I meant fun.
~The party was fun. 
~Mike is a lot of fun.That was a fun party. Mike is a fun guy.
~Chandler is a funny guy.
~ Do you mean funny ha-ha or funny peculiar?
★interesting: special, unique, exciting, something worth talking about, something that makes you think.

★ Hear vs. listen; know vs. find out 
~We heard a strange noise in the middle of the night.
~Last night, I listened to my new Taylor Swift CD.
~Where did you find out that she cheated in the exam?
~I want to travel round the world and get to know people from different countries. (NOT …and know people from …)
~He’s from Singapore, as you can tell from his accent. 

★ In case vs. if 
œ ~Let’s buy a bottle of wine in case Mike comes.
œ ~Let’s buy a bottle of wine if Mike comes.
œ ~People insure their houses in case they catch fire.
 ~People telephone the fire brigade if their houses catch fire. 
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​★ Grateful vs. thankful
~I’m thankful that we got home before the sand storm started.
~We feel thankful that she didn’t marry him after all. 
~I am grateful for all your help.
~She wasn’t a bit grateful to me for all the things I did for her. 
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​★ Satisfactory vs. satisfying ​
~a satisfactory meal – meet your minimum requirement
~a satisfying meal – give you pleasure
~The working conditions are satisfactory (the working conditions are not bad.)
~The working conditions are satisfying (Everything is perfect. I love this place)