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GRAMMAR FUN Confusing Words

IN THIS MONTH’S GRAMMAR FUN SECTION, WE’RE LOOKING AT SOME MORE CONFUSING WORDS.

fun / funny

“Fun” and “funny” are very similar in appearance, but they mean different things.

“Fun” is used to describe something enjoyable. For example:

a) Playing cards is fun.

b) I had so much fun last week at the beach.

“Funny”, however, has various meanings. It can be used to describe something that is weird or strange. It can also be used to describe something that makes you laugh. For example:

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