319 – Check, Confirm, & Make Sure – Confusing Vocabulary.

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319 - Check, Conform, & Make Sure - Confusing Vocabulary.

Before the fashion show, Steve always makes sure that the clothes fit.

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Check, confirm, and make sure. Yesterday one of my students asked me what the differences between these three words. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how we can use check confirm and make sure in everyday English.

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:

  • I checked online to find a new restaurant for lunch.
  • I want to buy a new suit. Maybe I’ll check Macy’s after work.
  • I need to check the address and the closing time of that restaurant.
  • Before taking something to the cashier you should check the price.
  • Before taking something to the cashier you should confirm the price.
  • I called Jack to confirm the starting time of the meeting.
  • Can you confirm how many chairs we need for the party?
  • I called Jack to make sure of the starting time of the meeting.
  • Can you make sure of the price of this tea? The sign said it’s on sale.
  • I called to Jenny to make sure she can come to the party.
  • Can you make sure how many chairs we need for the party?

If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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