Contoh Kalimat Confusing Verbs dan Soal

Top 30 Commonly Confused Words in English Contoh Kalimat Confusing Verbs dan Soal kali ini kami sajikan kepada sahabat semua demi memperdalam ilmu bahasa inggris kamu menjadi lebih baik lagi. confused words dalam bahasa Inggris. Banyak sekali penggunaan kata seperti kata penghubung, kata keterangan, kata ganti dan sebagainya yang salah atau kacau (confused) diterapkan dalam bahasa inggris.
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Masukkan kata kunci tentang confusing word, dan semua kata terkait akan muncul di halaman PC/laptop kamu. Kalau mau artikel berbahasa Indonesia, kamu hanya perlu menambahkan kata kunci, misalnya: “confusing words adalah” “apa saja confusing words” “berbagai macam confusing words” dan lain sebagainya. Contoh dari beberapa confusing words yang mungkin sering kita temui yaitu:

Beberapa contoh kasus penggunaan kata yang sering kacau, tidak tepat (confused) dalam kalimat bahasa Inggris dan sering kita jumpai.

Verb Meaning/ Use The Verb in Context
borrow To take a loan Can I borrow $20 from you please?
lend To give a loan I will lend you $20.
  1. To report someone’s words
  2. To ask about how to use a language
  1. Did she say anything about me?
  2. How do you say “hello” in Spanish?
  1. To instruct
  2. To narrate
  1. Tell him to stop the car.
  2. He’s telling a good joke.
do To carry out activities or tasks He needs to do his homework.
  1. To cause to happen
  2. To create or build something
  1. Don’t make him angry.
  2. Don’t forget to make a list.
  1. To show ability
  2. To request (informal)
  1. can contact the company if you would like me to.
  2. Can I help you?
  1. To express a possibility
  2. To request (polite)
  1. may see you later at the party.
  2. May I help you?
  1. To come into contact with someone
  2. To be introduced to someone
  3. To arrange to see someone
  1. He met her for the first time yesterday.
  2. I will meet you in front of the main building.
  1. To be familiar with someone
  2. To understand a fact or truth
  1. I’ve known Sheila for a long time.
  2. He knows a lot about geography.
waste To fail to use something valuable in an effective way
  1. Don’t waste your time watching too much TV.
  2. Don’t waste water! We don’t have enough of it.
  1. To pay out
  2. To pass time
  1. spent a lot of money at the shop yesterday.
  2. He spends much of his time at the beach.
  1. To recline or to rest
  2. To not tell the truth
  1. The cat lies in the sun most of the day.
  2. The documents are lying on the table now.
  3. He lay on his bed in pain last night.
  4. He lied to me about the money he’d spent.
lay To put, place or set down
  1. He lays his keys on the counter every day.
  2. He laid the mail on the table when he came in.
bring To carry towards someone or somewhere He brings me flowers every week.
take To carry away from someone or somewhere He always takes his brother to hockey games.
adopt To take or claim as one’s own They adopted a child from Vietnam last year.
  1. To get used to
  2. To change
  1. John adapted to the weather in the East quite quickly.
  2. That company adapts and resells the ideas of others.
  1. To get up
  2. To go up
  1. He rises at 5:00 every morning
  2. Gas prices are steadily rising.
raise to make higher The government is raising the price of fuel.
emigrate To leave a country Joshua emigrated from the UK in 2001.
immigrate To move to another country She immigrated to Canada in 2002.

Exercises – Confusing verbs

Choose the correct word from the parenthesis at the end of the sentence as in the example.

  1. As a child, I spent each summer in France with my grandmother. (spent/wasted)
  1. I have already ____ to the customs in this new country I live in. (adapted / adopted)
  2. Ed ______ Suzanne at a single’s party last month. (met / knew)
  3. The girls ____ money from their father to buy their mom a gift. (lent / borrowed)
  4. My father _______ the American flag on all US holidays. (raises / rises)
  5. He’s ________ down because he doesn’t feel well. (laying / lying)
  6. Cho left China and _______ to Australia in 1998. (emigrated / immigrated)
  7. I don’t know how to do it, but I’m sure the service department ________ help you. (can / may)
  8. I hope you will _______ your job well. (make / do)
  9. Anna parties every night. It has started _______ her work. (effecting / affecting)
  10. Please turn off the lights. We don’t like to _____ energy. (spend / waste)


  1. adapted
  2. met
  3. borrowed
  4. raises
  5. lying
  6. immigrated
  7. can
  8. do
  9. affecting
  10. waste


Salah: You don’t play the game like he does.
Benar: You don’t play the game as he does.

Salah: She doesn’t look as her mother.
Benar: She doesn’t look like her mother.

As adalah kata penghubung yang diikuti kata benda, atau kata ganti (sebagai subyek) ; sedangkan like adalah kata sifat yang diikuti oleh kata benda atau kata ganti (sebagai obyek).

Contoh lain:
Do as I say.
Do it like this.
He works as a servant (he is a servant).
He works like a servant (He is not a servant).


SUCH: Sedemikian

Salah: I have never seen so large animal before.
Benar: I have never seen such a large animal before.

So adalah kata keterangan yang menjelaskan kata sifat atau kata keterangan lain ; sedangkan such adalah kata sifat yang menerangkan kata benda.

Contoh lain:
He is so busy that he can’t leave the office.
He is such a busy man that he can’t leave the office.


FOOL: Orang bodoh
Salah: He said to me: You are fool.
Benar: He said to me: You are a fool.

Salah: He said to me: You are a foolish.
Benar: He said to me: You are foolish.

Catatan: Fool adalah kata benda yang harus dinyatakan dengan kata sandang; sedangkan foolish adalah kata sifat.


Salah: He was absent due to illness.
Benar: He was absent because of illness.

DUE TO: Karena
Salah: His absence was because of his illness.
Benar: His absence was due to his illness.

Catatan: Because of adalah kata sambung; sedangkan due to adalah kata sifat.

Contoh lain:
The play was cancelled because of rain.
The cancellation of the game was due to a heavy rain.


ALTHOUGH: meskipun, walaupun
Salah: Although sick, he came to school.
Benar: Although he was sick, he came to school.

IN SPITE OF: meskipun, walaupun

Salah: In spite of he was sick, he came to school.
Benar: In spite of his sickness, he came to school.

Catatan: Although diikuti oleh noun/pronoun (sebagai subyek): sedangkan in spite of diikuti oleh noun/gerund.

Contoh lain:
Although he was tired, he went on working.
In spite of being tired, he went on working.


LOSE: hilang
Salah: Be careful not to loose your money.
Benar: Be careful not to lose your money.

LOOSE: lepas, dilepas

Salah: The horse was lose in the field.
Benar: The horse was loose in the field.

Catatan: Lose adalah kata kerja, sedangkan loose adalah kata sifat.


AS FAR AS: Sampai
Salah: Go until the station and turn right.
Benar: Go as far as the station and turn right.

Catatan: until (sampai, hingga) hanya digunakan untuk waktu.

Contoh lain:
I had to walk as far as the main street.
We waited for him until 12 a.m. last night.
I can’t finish this work until next week.


BEEN: berada (pernah pergi)
Salah: Have you ever gone to Bali?
Benar: Have you ever been to Bali?

Salah: Father has gone to Bali twice.
True: Father has been to Bali twice.

Been menyatakan bahwa suatu ketika pernah berada/ pergi ke Bali (sekarang tidak lagi berada di Bali).

Father has gone to Bali. (Ayah sedang berada di Bali atau sedang dalam perjalanan menuju Bali).


Salah: I forgot your book at home.
Benar: I left your book at home.

Forgot melupakan sesuatu dalam alam pikiran; sedangkan left artinya meninggalkan (lupa untuk membawa).


EVER: pernah
Salah: I ever went abroad.
Benar: I once went abroad.

Catatan: ever tidak digunakan dalam kalimat positif, maka sebagai gantinya digunakan kata once (suatu ketika).

I once met a man named Ardyan.
I once drank champagne.

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