197 – Succeed, Success, & Successful – Confusing English Words Lesson

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Succeed, success, & successful are a little tricky to use for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how we use these words in everyday English.

Here are the example sentences:

Listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details

Using Succeed:

  • Tom works hard, so I am sure he will succeed.
  • Jack succeeded at his job, so the boss promoted him.
  • ABC Company has succeeded in their new business venture.
  • I succeeded in convincing my boss to let me go home early.
    • Bob succeeded Joe as the CEO when Joe retired.
  • The school principal quit, so we are looking for someone to succeed him.
  • Using success:

    • Tom works hard, so I am sure he will have success.
  • Jack had success in his job, so the boss promoted him.
  • Using successful:

    • Tom works hard, so I am sure he will be successful.
  • Jack was successful in his job, so the boss promoted him.
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