ENGLISH IS WEIRD

This is excellent instruction on the pronunciation of words spelt the same but with two different ways to do it.

It is good reading practice.  Read, memorise and speak aloud.

Here you go:

Here are ten sentences showing how the English language is weird.
The same word appears twice in the one sentence but is pronounced differently.
Be especially careful with ‘desert’ and ‘dessert’ and the use of ‘present’
The word can be a verb noun or adjective.

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object.

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