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apologize sau apologise

Ambele forme sunt corecte:   varianta “apologize” este preferata in engleza americana varianta “apologise” este preferata in engleza britanica! Exemplu: I apologize to him for my mistake!     Hai la cursul de engleza organizat de Crystal Mind si vei…

“been” sau “gone”

infinitiv trecut participiu trecut to go went gone/been Gone este participiu trecut pentru to go iar been pentru to be. Totusi putem folosi been daca vrem sa spunem ca am mers/fost  intr-un loc si ne-am intors deja. She has gone to…

“alone” vs “lonely”

alone = without other people around; on your own “Home alone” was a very funny movie! lonely = unhappy/sad because you have no friends, no company, nobody around you We moved house and I am very lonely here, I don’t…

“allude” vs “elude”

to allude – to make an indirect reference; pronuntie (ə-lo̅o̅d′) Exemplu: During the meeting Mr. Ionescu alluded to some of the problems but didn’t mention them. elude – verb- to cleverly escape from; to avoid; pronuntie (ĭ-lo̅o̅d′) Exemplu: The suspect managed…

“interested in/about/at”

CORECT: to be interested in = to engage or excite the attention or curiosity of somebody in something EXEMPLU: I am very interested in hearing your story.                     I’m not interested in football. I prefer volleyball. GRESIT: interested about/at  …

Diferente intre: say, tell, speak, talk

                 Say – a spune – utilizat atat in vorbirea directa cat si in vorbirea indirecta Atentie: 1. poate fi urmat de o propozitie care incepe cu that sau wh – word (mai ales la intrebari sau propozitii negative) Exemplu:…

“advice” sau “advise”

advice = (noun) a proposal for an appropriate course of action Example: Please give me some advice about learning English.  advise = (verb) give advice to; offer a suggestion Example: I advised him to see a lawyer. ATENTIE la pronuntie:…

“resident” sau “citizen”

resident – a person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis Example: He has been resident in Romania for 10 years. citizen – a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized…

“little” sau “a little”

little = nearly none/nothing; exprima o idee negativa Example: I can’t help you translate the text. I speak little Romanian. (nu vorbesc limba atat de bine incat sa te pot ajuta) a little =some but not much; exprima o idee…

“few” sau “a few”

few = none at all, almost zero ; exprima o idee negativa Example: He isn’t very sociable. He has only few friends.   a few = not a large number, some; exprima o idee pozitiva Example: A have a few…

“have” sau “have got”

In engleza vorbita have got poate fi folosit in locul lui have in urmatoarele 4 situatii: 1. cand vorbim despre lucruri aflate in posesia noastra: I have a friend in Bucharest. = I ‘ve got a friend in Bucharest. 2.…