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Troublesome Verbs 4.3

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Nancy Nardone

on 6 December 2015

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Transcript of Troublesome Verbs 4.3

Troublesome
Verbs

There are several pair of verbs that seem to be particularly troublesome. Be careful not to misuse them.
When you teach you give out infor-
mation, and the person receiving that in-formation learns (if they remember it!). When you
teach
the
information moves away
from you; and when you
learn

it moves towards you.
Teach or Learn
Borrow or Lend
Lend
shows that
something
is (temporarily)
given
to another person.
Borrow
shows that
something
is (temporarily)
taken
from another person.
Lie or Lay
The main difference between the two words is that
lay
is a
transitive verb
, while
lie
is an
intransitive verb
. The only reason these verbs present a problem for anyone is that the past tense of the verb "lie" is identical in appearance to the present tense of the verb "lay."

Rise or Raise
The verbs raise and rise both refer to something going "up". The main difference between them is that
raise
is
transitive
and
rise
is
intransitive
. If you raise something, it means that you elevate it - you move it up or lift it to a higher level. If something rises, it means that it elevates itself - it goes up itself. No external force is needed to lift it. But note that there is not always a physical movement; sometimes the meaning is just "to increase".
Sit or Set
Sit
is an
intransitive verb
that means "to rest in an upright, seated position" or "to be in a place".
Set
is a
transitive verb
that

means "to put or place something".
Principal Parts for Teach & Learn
Principal Parts for Lend & Borrow
Principal Parts for Rise & Raise
Principal Parts for Sit & Set
teach taught (have) taught (are) teaching
learn learned (have) learned (are) learning
lend lent (have) lent (are) lending
borrow borrowed (have) borrowed (are) borrowing
rise rose (have) risen (are) rising
raise raised (have) raised (are) raising
sit sat (have) sat (are) sitting
set set (have) set (are) setting
4.3
Take
means
to take things to the place you are going
.
Bring
means
to bring things to the place you are
. You
bring
things
here
and
take
things
there
.
Take or Bring
Principal Parts for Take and Bring
take took (have) taken (are) taking
bring brought (have) brought (are) bringing
Principal Parts for Lie and Lay
lie lay (have) lain (are) lying
lay laid (have) laid (are) laying
Let or Leave
Let
means to
allow
or to
permit
. It is always transitive; therefore there will be a direct object.
Leave
means to
depart
or to
go away
or to
allow to be
. Depending upon its meaning in a sentence, it may be either transitive or intransitive.
let let (have) let (are) letting
leave left (have) left (are) leaving
Principal Parts for Let & Leave
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