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    PAIRS OF WORDS OFTEN CONFUSSED

    DEAR TEACHERS,

    I would like to know the difference between:

    RISE AND RAISE

    STEAL AND ROB

    LIE LAY LAIN / LAY LAID LAID

    DO AND MAKE ( IF THERE IS SOME RULE OF THUMB)

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

    LUPITA

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    Re: PAIRS OF WORDS OFTEN CONFUSSED

    RISE AND RAISE rise is intransitive (no object) and raise is transitive

    STEAL AND ROB steal the things you take and rob the person orplace

    LIE LAY LAIN / LAY LAID LAID lie is intransitive and lay transitive

    DO AND MAKE ( IF THERE IS SOME RULE OF THUMB) do with activities and make with results


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