English does not make sense!

Hi, everyone! 😀

You might be surprised by the title of this post and I confess: me too! This morning, while I was checking the news on Engvid’s Facebook page, this was their latest post and I got myself reflecting on how it is challenging to study and get fluent in any additional language.

As our choice is for English, watch here Ronnie’s latest lesson showing some words and expressions that just do not make sense and take the quiz here after watching it.

And more: some time ago, I read this text by chance on the internet and I decided to share it with you. It is always marked as by anonymous when any attribution is given and you can read its full version here.

“We’ll begin with box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.

If one is a tooth, and a whole set is teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be beeth?
If the singular is this, and the plural is these,
Why shouldn’t the plural of kiss be kese?”

Tell me: have you ever seen any word or expression that drove you nuts because it makes no sense? 

If so, share with us in our comments section!

The most important, however, is to use these challenges as MOTIVATION to keep on pursuing our goals instead of getting frustated with them. Do you agree?

Have an awesome day! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “English does not make sense!

  1. Wesley Henrique Pereira (Nem) says:

    That teacher is very cool, she talks with a funny way kkkk. Well about the words, what can we do? This is english, however, soccer was the best. kkk Thanks again Mirelle!
    Bye.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mirellenascimento says:

      Hey, dear! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
      Yeah, I also enjoy her lessons a lot! As you said brilliantly, what can we do? We’ve gotta read and be open to learn! And yeah, soccer was the best! kkk
      Glad you liked it!
      Bye! See you soon! 😉

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