English Lesson: Confusing Words Part III

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I went to a fun pub last night. There was a live band and before the band, a really funny comedian. The comedian went on stage early, and he performed for an hour. He told a funny joke about his dead pet bird. He said the bird died from his jokes. Then the band played. It was a fun night, but it went too fast. I’m glad I made the trip there.

Today, I would like to continue going over some sets of similar and sometimes confusing words in English. I used some of these words in the paragraph above. Have another look at it, then check today’s lesson:

Fun Vs Funny

Something that is fun is enjoyable. Something that is funny makes you laugh.

  • I went to a fun pub last night.
  • It was a fun night
  • There was a really funny comedian at the pub.
  • He told a funny joke

Early Vs. Fast

Early means to do something before the expected time. Fast is the opposite of slow. It means quick.

  • The comedian went on stage early.
  • I will leave work early because I have a doctor appointment.
  • It was a fun night, but it went too fast.
  • Jack’s new car is very fast, especially on the highway.

Died Vs Dead

Died is the past tense form of the verb die, which means to stop living. Dead is an adjective which means “not alive.”

  • He said the bird died from his jokes.
  • JS Bach died in 1750.
  • He told a funny joke about his dead pet bird.
  • I found a dead mouse in the basement this morning.

Travel Vs. Trip

Travel is a verb meaning to go somewhere. Trip is a noun meaning a journey, for business or pleasure.

  • Jack is a salesman and travels every two weeks
  • I need to travel for business, usually by plane.
  • My last trip to Asia was really exciting.
  • Jane is planning a two week trip to Eastern Europe next spring.

Do you like to travel? Where was your last trip? Feel free to leave a comment here and let us know!

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