View Full Version : No wonder English is so hard to learn!

11-11-2004, 03:08 PM
We polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

A farm can produce produce.

The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.

The soldier decided to desert in the desert.

The present is a good time to present the present.

The dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.


11-11-2004, 03:16 PM
LOL!!! :D

11-11-2004, 03:22 PM

11-11-2004, 03:34 PM
Ahhh!! :D

11-11-2004, 04:57 PM
Here's (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27956&highlight=pope) an earlier thread on the same subject. First post has some repetition but other original examples.:)

11-11-2004, 05:05 PM
Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana:cool:

11-11-2004, 08:02 PM
English is pretty hard to learn, and sometimes confusing, but try learning a language like Latvian or Russian! :eek: I used to be an assistant teacher in Latvian school, and it was so difficult trying to explain verb usage to my friend/student. English is the most widely spoken language, despite its somewhat confusing words.

11-11-2004, 09:22 PM

11-11-2004, 09:53 PM
Chinese anyone? :p

Lilith Cherry
11-11-2004, 10:11 PM
I am finding Chinese amazingly difficult LOL but great fun with all my students as teachers.

Lilith Cherry
11-11-2004, 10:17 PM
Hers another similar piece of fun!

Spelling Checker

I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot see.
Eye ran this poem threw it.
Your sure real glad two no.
Its very polished in its weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a blessing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.
Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.
Bee fore a veiling checkers
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're laks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.
Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.
Now spelling does not phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.
To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.
Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too please.

Jeroen LoeffAll rights reserved
Copyright '96-'98

11-12-2004, 10:03 AM

11-12-2004, 02:17 PM
I taught English for a summer in high school, while I was still in Thailand. The biggest question I got was "why?" because the english language make NO SENSE!

1 house, 2 houses
1 mouse 2 ------ MICE
Though - tho
thought - thot
tough - tuff

It's a hell of a language to teach to non-native speakers. :)