Image, Imagine, & Imagination – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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I imagine you’ve already made your New Year’s resolutions and are working hard to make sure they are not just imagination. Many people make a New Year resolution to loose weight or exercise more, but sometimes the reality is different from their image. How about you?

A lot of students get confused with the English words image, imagine, and imagination. Today, I am going to show you the difference between these words and give you some example sentences to help you remember them.

Let’s start with imagine. Imagine is a verb, and is the key word & title of a very famous song by John Lennon. John asks us to imagine all the people, living life in peace!

  • I imagine visiting a tropical island must be nice.
  • Can you imagine what you would do if you won the lottery?
  • Jack said Vegas was better than he imagined.

Image is a noun. Image is like a picture or photo in your mind. As well, in the graphic design world, an image is a digital picture or graphic.

  • I still have the image of her face in my mind.
  • His stories are so detailed; you can really get a good image of the situation.
  • Let’s sue these three images for the brochure.

Imagination is both the ability of the mind to imagine, and the part of the mind the images exist.

  • Those kids have vivid imaginations.
  • Imagination is the key to creativity.
  • Use your imagination and tell me a story about a far away land.

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