PAIRS OF WORDS OFTEN CONFUSSED

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LUPITA

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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
 

Tdol

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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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