Did you know that there are special words called “homophones”? It has nothing to do with phones, if that’s what you thought. Homophones (омонимы) are words which have absolutely the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, if you write that you’re so board, people will misunderstand you, because you’re not a board made of wood from a tree, you’re bored, you’re not interested.
Can you find another example in the picture? I’ll give you a hint – it also has something to do with trees…
There are also words which have almost the same pronunciation, but still sound a bit different. For example, if you say “I want buy this” – it’s incorrect, because you meant “I won’t buy this”. One sound can make a great difference.
So as not to make fools of ourselves and do everything right, let’s find out a little more about…
Bye, buy и by
Все они произносятся абсолютно одинаково. На слух вы их не различите, однако в контексте вы уже точно поймете, где что.
Итак, bye – это у нас коротко от “goodbye”, ну а это уже всем понятно.
“Bye, honey!”, said my mother when I left for school.
Buy – это глагол. Buy, bought, bought – покупать.
I like to buy clothes in this shop.
Ну и наконец, by – это preposition, которая показывает кто сделал the action.
This meal has been cooked by my girlfriend.
А еще by означает next to, рядом.
The cat is by the dog. (The cat is next to the dog)
Tell me please:
1) Where do you usually buy your groceries?
2) What is by you right now?
3) Who said “bye” to you last?
Ответы в комментарии, and good luck!