Safe, Safely, & Safety – Confusing English Words

Michael Confusing Words Leave a Comment

These days, NYC is a pretty safe city. The mayor and other local officials realize that safety is a big concern for a lot of people, so in the past 20 years, the city has done many things to make the Big Apple safe for everyone. You can easily and safely ride the subway, or walk around after dark.

For today’s free English lesson, I want to show you the difference between safe, safely and safety. Have a look at the paragraph above once more and then check out the lesson.

Safe is an adjective, and as you know, adjectives modify nouns:

  • These days, NYC is a pretty safe city. Not…a safety city.
  • The city has done many things to make the Big Apple safe for everyone.
  • The subways are safe at night, too!

Safely is an adverb, and as you know adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs:

  • You can easily and safely ride the subway.
  • If you safely use the gas stove, you’ll have no problems.
  • Please drive safely. It’s raining very hard.

Safety is a noun.

  • Safety is a big concern for a lot of people.
  • The railroad care about the comfort and safety of the passengers.
  • Your safety is important to us.

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!





Show your support →

CHECK OUT MY TRANSCRIPTS & BOOKS


Grammar Book

Everything Your GRAMMAR BOOK Didn’t Teach You

Yes, your grammar book probably taught you the difference between during and while, but it probably didn’t teach you how we actually use those words in everyday English. This book does!

You’ll also learn how to really use phrases such as:

  • By Friday and Until Friday
  • In the end and At the end
  • I’m bored and I’m boring
  • Even if and Even though
  • Just and Only
  • Much and Many
  • Stop doing it and Stop to do it…and so much more!

You’ll also learn how to use causatives, conditionals, frequency adverbs, modal verbs, articles, and prepositions.

It’s …Everything Your GRAMMAR BOOK Didn’t Teach You

GET IT NOW

eBOOKs & PAPERBACKS

set-of-4-happy-english-learning-booksFLAT




happy_english_books_kobo-sony-reader

Comments

comments