243 – Give, Present, & Present – Confusing Vocabulary

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243 - Give, Present, & Present - Confusing Vocabulary

A fur coat is a luxurious present. I wonder who gave it to her.

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The noun present and the verbs give & present can be confusing to use. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at the difference between these words and how to use them in everyday English conversation and writing.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

Using the noun present:

  • I gave my sister a fun present!
  • Jack got many nice Christmas presents.
  • A present for me! How nice!

Using the verb give:

  • I gave her a nice present.
  • We gave Tom two presents for Christmas.
  • My mom always gives nice presents to us.

Using the verb present:

  • The school principal presented each student with a diploma at the graduation ceremony.
  • Tom Hanks has been presented with several Academy Awards.
  • The baseball hero was presented with a special award for his performance.

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