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Teacher Tips and Answers

Using Words Correctly 2

students playing sports

Watch out for these commonly confused words.

  • bring, take: Bring means to carry toward the speaker. Take means to carry away from the speaker.

    Bring your bat here to home plate and take a swing.

  • chose, choose: Chose means to select in the past (long O sound). Choose means to select in the present (long U sound).

    Yesterday, when we chose teams for baseball, I made sure to choose Lucia.

  • doesn't, don't: Doesn't equals "does not." Don't equals "do not."

    At the plate, she doesn't miss. Unfortunately, I don't hit.

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