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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Can YOU do it without making ANY mistakes?    

Can YOU do it without making ANY mistakes?


Can YOU do it without making ANY mistakes?

Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:


1.     The bandage was wound around the wound.

2.    The farm was used to produce produce.

3.    The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4.    We must polish the Polish furniture.

5.    He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6.    The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7.    Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8.    A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9.    When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10.  I did not object to the object.

11.   The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12.  There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13.   They were too close to the door to close it.

14.  The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15.   A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16.  To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17.   The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18.  After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19.  Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21.  How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

19 Feb 2011      


8 and 19 got me ;o) Thanks for sharing, Janet. 

19 Feb 2011     


Awesome! I can ´t wait to put my students to this test! Thanks a lot!

19 Feb 2011     


Brilliant! Can ´t wait to use it with my more advanced students! Thanks for sharing, Janet:)

19 Feb 2011     

Czech Republic

I have seen some of these before... It is really a nice collection :-)
Thanks for sharing!

19 Feb 2011