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Daily : Confusing Words

Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

TEMPERATURE AND FEVER
TEMPERATURE - the measured amount of heat in a place or in the body; you take somebody’s temperature if you use a thermometer to see how hot someone is. Note, in English we say a “temperature of 38 °“, i.e. the number comes after the word temperature.

Examples:

Does Stephen have a temperature?

Our local doctor examined him and took his temperature.

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The word FEVER is user to show that someone has a very high temperature. Fever can also mean a state of great excitement.

Examples:

The kids were in a fever of excitement all day.

Cindy had a fever and had to stay in bed the whole day.





 

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