Image, Imagine, & Imagination – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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Image, Imagine, & Imagination - Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

I imagine living near the subway must be very noisy.

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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.

I imagine a lot of people are thinking about where to go on their next vacation. Well, can you imagine spending time in the big apple? When you think if New York, what is the first image that comes to mind? Just use your imagination. There are lots of great restaurants, shopping, sightseeing and beautiful beaches. Yes, New York has got some great beaches too. Imagine that!

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 use 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.

Think you got it? Click here to see this lesson and take a quiz!

Image, Imagine, Imagination Quiz

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Question 1
Disneyland is a great place for people with an _____.
A
imagination
B
imagine
C
image
Question 2
I have some _____ in my pc that I need to organize.
A
images
B
imaginations
C
imagines
Question 3
The Grand Canyon inspires my _____ and gives me energy.
A
imagination
B
image
C
imagine
Question 4
Can you _____ what the boss will say when we give him the good news?
A
image
B
imagination
C
imagine
Question 5
This pizza is quite different from my _____ of Italian pizza.
A
imagine
B
image
C
imagination
Question 6
I have an _____ in my mind of her.
A
imagination
B
imagine
C
image
Question 7
I can _____ you had a nice time in Taipei.
A
imagination
B
imagine
C
image
Question 8
_____ walking down the streets in NY and meeting Johnny Depp.
A
Image
B
Imagination
C
Imagine
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