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Esta semana hacemos una prueba para ver como habéis aprendido el tema de los verbos que se suelen confundir y cuándo y cómo usar cada uno.
Hello, this is English explained with Addie, I am Addie. I am here to explain you English grammar and pronunciations tips and answer any of your English curios and get you well on your way becoming fluent in English. Commonly confused words. The quiz.
1. Matter vs. Mind
Mind – to be annoyed or worried by something (used in questions and negatives).
Matter– to be important or to affect what happens.
a. Will he matter/mind if I use his computer?
La respuesta: Will he MIND if I use his computer?
b. Will he mind/matter me using his computer?
La respuesta: Will he MIND me using his computer?
c. Do you think he would matter /mind me using his computer?
La respuesta: Do you think he would MIND me using his computer?
Remember that you can answer: “No, I don’t mind!” or “It doesn’t matter” if you do mind.
2. Prevent vs. Avoid
Prevent – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something.
Avoid – to prevent something from happening or to not allow yourself to so something or to stay away from something.
a. I hope to avoid/ prevent/ avoiding her from coming to my house.
La respuesta: I hope to PREVENT her from coming to my house. Meaning that I want to STOP her from coming to my house.
b. I avoid/ try to avoid/ prevent her coming to my house.
La respuesta: I avoid/ try to avoid/ prevent her coming to my house.
In this case all of them are available options, but they all mean different things.
In case of “I AVOID” this means that I avoid that it happens.
In case of “I TRY TO AVOID” means that I try to get myself in the situation, when she won’t come to my house.
In case of “I PREVENT” means that you actively stop her from coming.
c. I try to avoid her/ prevent her, she is very annoying.
La respuesta: I try to AVOID her, she is very annoying. Meaning that you don’t want to see her and you stay out of her way.
3. Realise vs. Notice
Realise – to understand a situation, sometimes suddenly.
Notice – to see or become conscious of something or someone.
a. Did you noticed/ realize that she changed her hair color?
La respuesta: It can be either/ or depending on the timing of the situation.
“Did you NOTICE” would be said if your colleague came to work that day with a new hair color, when you first observe it.
“Did you REALISE” would be something that had happened and that was a fact basically. Maybe she used to be blond and now she is brown and now you become aware of that fact.
Thank you for listening! I hope it’s helped!
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