Commonly Misused Verbs Pages 198-199
Commonly Misused Verbs • Avoid confusing the following verb pairs: sit/set, lie/lay, can/may, teach/learn, rise/raise, and let/leave. • Some verb pairs are easy to confuse. These verbs are similar, but are not quite the same. Knowing the exact meanings of these verbs can help you use them correctly.
Directions for 1-5, page198: identify the word in parentheses that completes each sentence correctly. Example: A new student (teaches, learns) her classmates about astronomy. Answer: A new student teaches her classmates about astronomy.
Directions for 6-20, page 199: identify the word in parentheses that completes each sentence correctly. Example: “(Teach, Learn) us about gravity today,” the students say. Answer: “Teach us about gravity today,” the students say.
6. Some science textbooks (teach, learn) students about planet Earth.
7. The students (teach, learn) the difference between plants and stars.
16. On Earth special trainers (teach, learn) them about this natural force.
20. Astronauts (can, may) not leave the spacecraft without a good reason.