#EngQAs: Some Questions from Fellas on Twitter

Today admin will discuss some word differences that some of you asked a while ago.

Someone asked: what is the difference between “home” and “house”? 

  • Home: a place where you live. | House: a building in which someone can live in.
  • “Home” lebih ke arah emosional sementara “house” lebih ke arah material.
  • Ada pepatah bilang: A home may be a house, but a house isn’t always a home.
  • Contoh (home): I’m staying alone far away from my family but my friends here make me feel like home.
  • Contoh (house): I want to buy a decent house next month.

Next is the difference between “victory” and “glory”

  • Victory: kemenangan (berhasil mengalahkan seseorang). | Glory: kejayaan (atas kemenangan).
  • Contoh: Members of the team gloried in their victory.

The difference between “if I was” and “if I were”? 

  • Secara grammar, “if I were” yg benar. Tapi dlm percakapan sehari2 “if I was” juga tidak salah u/ digunakan.
  • Jangan lupa, karena “if I were” adalah ungkapan seandainya, maka tense yang digunakan adalah past tense.
  • Contoh: If I were you, I wouldn’t eat your sister’s cake.

Someone also asked the difference between “good evening” and “good night”

  • “Good evening” dipakai u/ menyapa seseorang di malam hari. | “Good night” dipakai jika kita berpisah dgn org tsb.
  • “Good night” sama seperti “good day”, hanya “good day” kita pakai di siang hari.

Last for today is the difference between “believe” and “believe in”. :D 

  • “Believe” artinya kita merasa bahwa sesuatu itu benar. | “Believe in” berarti kita memercayai sesuatu/seseorang.
  • Contoh (believe): I believe you (Arti: Aku rasa kamu mengatakan hal yang sebenarnya).
  • Contoh (believe in): I believe in you (Arti: Aku memercayaimu).

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on August 13, 2012

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