why the english language is … difficult..

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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One response to “why the english language is … difficult..

  1. English is not really difficult. Millions of people can speak it. All languages have ways to say things. Other languages have words that look or sound the same and other languages have words that can be both nouns and verbs. When speaking, the adjective ‘close’ and the verb ‘close’ do not sound the same. The same with ‘wind’ in 17 (and other examples above)- they have different vowel sounds so they are easy to differentiate. For reading, there are indicators that guide a reader to differentiate between nouns, verbs and adjectives so a basic knowledge of the structure of English is all you need to understand that the examples above do not prove that English is difficult – or any more difficult than any other language.

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