English Language Skills (Troy)

English Language Skills (Troy)

I have a law degree, I've run an award-winning business, and I am a published author.

My most popular book is Funny English Errors and Insights: Illustrated.

My new book is The Funny Dictionary.

I have a particular interest in vocabulary improvement and speed reading.

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Here is another instalment in our exercises to deepen your vocabulary. Think carefully about the meaning of each word in the following groups of synonyms. Then write a sentence that captures the meaning of each word precisely. If you need help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary for you at the relevant spot.

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Here is the next exercise to increase your vocabulary. Think carefully about the different shades of meaning each word has in the following groups of synonyms. Then write a sentence that uses each word precisely. If you need help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary for you at the relevant word.

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Funny mistakes by others, or even your own funny mistakes, can help you to improve your vocabulary — so long as you learn from those mistakes. For example, the new book The Funny Dictionary is a collection of student bloopers, arranged in alphabetical form. Most of the funny definitions in The Funny Dictionary come from answers school children have provided to English exam questions. But in order to find the book's definitions funny, you must understand the child's mistake. For this, you need a good vocabulary. Study the following extract from The Funny Dictionary to see if you can work out the source of the child's confusion and why their definition is funny. It's much better if you can work out the joke for yourself, but we've given you some examples to help anyway. The Funny Dictionary is available in its entirety, for free, at the-funny-dictionary.com.

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