can (verb) to know how to to be able to
I think that I can climb that fence with little effort. may (verb) to be allowed to May I help you with those heavy bundles?
cent: (noun) one penny 1/100 of a dollar
Lou found one cent under the couch. scent: (noun) a smell odor (verb) to smell to perceive with the nose
Do you smell the scent of raccoon? (noun)
I scent a raccoon around here. (verb)
cite: (verb) to quote
A respected attorney will often cite several cases in her argument. site: (noun) piece of land; location
Our favorite restaurant chain plans to build a new establishment on
continual: (adjective) happening over and over again
The continual good behavior of the class members earned them free
time each Friday. continuous: (adjective) happening without interruption
The continuous noise of the hammers and saws disturbed the workshop
doesnít: (contraction for does + not) does not
Steven doesnít think that we will need three umbrellas for the
beach today. donít: (contraction for do + not; considered substandard usage) do not
or does not
We donít know what the future will bring.
Of course the best way to immerse yourself in the English language is to live in an all English environment. You ll find yourself surrounded with the language everywhere you turn. It can be a more difficult and expensive choice, but you may find it to be a very valuable and helpful experience.