Do you believe that English is easy…? I don’t thinks so.
The following text is discussing the difficulties in English. May be they are a bit funny but it could be one of your mistakes in English.
- There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
- Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
When the stars are out, they are visible,
When the lights are out, they are invisible.
- If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
- If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
- C’mon, let’s polish the Polish furniture.
- The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
- Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
- How can ‘A Slim Chance’ and ‘A Fat Chance’ be the same?
- How can ‘You’re so cool’ and ‘You’re not so hot’ be different?
- Why are ‘A Wise man’ and ‘A Wise guy’ opposites?
- A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. !!!
- The bandage was wound around the wound.
- I did not object to the object.
- The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
- Boxing rings are square.
- A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
- The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Now try some more confusing…!
- There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
- Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
- The farm was used to produce produce.
- English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.
And now, Some questions which have remained unanswered …!
- If brother becomes Brethren, why doesn’t mother become Methren?
- If tooth becomes teeth, why doesn’t booth become beeth?
- If one goose becomes two geese, why doesn’t one moose become two meese?
- If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
- How come Writers write but Fingers don’t fing?
And Grocers don’t groce and Hammers don’t ham?
A hat in the plural doesn’t become hose .
And a cat in the plural doesn’t become cose.??????
- A box in the plural becomes is boxes.
But an Ox in the plural never becomes oxes. (It becomes Oxen).
- A lone mouse can transform into a whole set of mice,
But it’s impossible for a single house to become a whole block of hice. (It becomes houses).
- Although the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, we must be grateful for small mercies of the language that the feminine pronouns after ‘She’ don’t become ‘Shis’ and ‘Shim’.
- If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
- A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
- How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
- He could lead if he could only get the lead out.
- They were too close to the door to close it.
- I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
- When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
- You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns down,
in which you fill in a form by filling it out
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
- It is only in the English language that people recite at a play and play at a recital.
- No sooner had my eye fallen upon the tear in the painting, then this eye of mine began to shed many a tear.
- I was given a number of injections to make the pain number.
- It’s not ridiculous, but entirely sensible to ship by truck and send cargo by ship.
- We are a strange lot to have noses that run and feet that smell.
- The buck does funny things when the does are present.
- I was proven right that I had the right of way.
- How come you never hear of a combobulated, gruntled, ruly, or peccable person?
- Why is it that whether you sit down or sit up, the results are the same?
- Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllable”?
- If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
- If people from Poland are called “Poles,” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holes?
- If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
- The human race has been running for a great many centuries now – but we’re not tired yet.
- “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
- The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
Now, Do you still thing that English is easy…?!
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