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    Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Hello,

    "Learning English is really fun/funny" Here I do not know which of the two(fun and funny) would be more suitable. I know I can say "He is funny" but not "He is fun". Also I know "Have fun" is used in day to day life. So I think the answer I want should be "funny". But I am still not sure. What is your view?

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    "Learning English is really fun/funny" Here I do not know which of the two(fun and funny) would be more suitable.
    'Fun' (enjoyable) is more likely than 'funny' (amusing).
    I know I can say "He is funny" but not "He is fun".
    A person can be fun (to be with).

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I know I can say "He is funny" but not "He is fun".
    Strictly speaking, you can only 'know' something that is true. (You can say "He is fun."). Far too many learners use this line wrongly.
    I'd suggest using, "I believe, I've learnt, I think ...".

    To begin an English paragraph with "I know we can <insert something we cannot do>" is wrong.

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Strictly speaking, you can only 'know' something that is true. (You can say "He is fun."). Far too many learners use this line wrongly.
    I'd suggest using, "I believe, I've learnt, I think ...".

    To begin an English paragraph with "I know we can <insert something we cannot do>" is wrong.



    Great suggestions Raymott. These are week points of those who are still learning English and non-native speakers. Your duty is to correct us and we are really grateful to all of you for that. Many many thanks. I will always be thanking those who correct us. Please do not let us make mistake even a little. That is what I personally expect from you. If there is any mistake please let us know and help to correct them. I know, as teachers or moderators all of you always dedicate to correct us and share your knowledge with us. Here after I will be using your suggestions; "I believe, I've learnt, I think". May your God bless you.

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Fun' (enjoyable) is more likely than 'funny' (amusing).A person can be fun (to be with).



    Just knew that a person can be fun. Till now I knew that a person can be only funny. Great!

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    These are week weak points of those who are still learning English and non-native speakers.
    It's a good idea not to think of rules that you read as absolutes, but as guidelines. People make laws by looking at usage and trying to find patterns. There are often exceptions, so think of them as pointers and guides rather than laws that must be applied universally.

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    Re: Learning English is really fun/funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Just knew that a person can be fun. Till now I knew that a person can be only funny. Great!
    Which reminds me of the brief incident about a mushroom that walks into a bar. Whereas the barkeep announces to the mushroom that the establishment has a policy of not serving mushrooms. The mushroom complains and announces, "Why not? I'm a FUNgi!"

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