The Great English Language – Present, Present, or Present?

ia Daily Prompt: Present

Good morning bloggers, thank you for visiting.  After yesterday’s emotional event that was happening with Sue, from My Loud BiPolar Whispers, I had a hard time sleeping last night.  I’m frustrated because I don’t know how to help with this situation.  This post isn’t about yesterday’s event but out of the frustration I’m feeling, today’s daily word prompt made me think of the English language and how frustrating it must be to learn it.

I know, I must think in a real strange way.  It has been said by some who have learned different languages, English is the most difficult to learn.  Could it be because we have so many words that are spelled the same, but sound different or mean something different?

  • Present – another word for gift; I received a present for my birthday.
  • Present – remember the old days in school?  Say, “here” when I call your name if you are present.
  • Present – I would like to present this award to you.

The above word when adding an s on the end are pronounced different, spelled the same and of course different meanings..

  • Presents – I received many presents for my birthday.
  • Presents – When he presents these awards, they have to be present to receive them.
  • Presence – This word, pronounced the same as the other two, but spelled differently and of course has a different meaning.  I feel his presence here.

Are other languages this complicated?  I mean, this is just one word.  There are many just like it.

Are you in the process of learning the English Language?  Are you finding it difficult?  I don’t know any language other than English, so I can’t offer advice, but I use to spell really well.  As I get older, it is harder to get the correct spelling.  I am forgetting some of the general rules of spelling sometimes.

If you are having a bad day, try thinking about something else.  Does this post about the English Language make you think?

I’m thinking so hard today, it’s not even funny.

I’m Frazzled Again.


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  1. English is my first language but I also speak quite a bit of Spanish as well ( part cuban). I will say its never easy to learn another language; it takes patience and alot of practice. Half the time i dont get responses because i dont look latino so i can be frustrating and I take to heart. Anyone who says just learn English is ignorant. Id like to place them in foreign and see how quickly they adapt and learn the language. Really gets to me. great post!

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  2. Thank you, it took us all of lurs years of schooling and half of us still don’t know the difference between there, their and they’re. You see another word that is spelled three different ways, three meanings and sounds the same, lol!

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  3. English is the official language in my country…. Although we have our own version we call Broken English or Pidgin English then our Various Indigenous Language…. Still 80% can’t speak a polished English… I am learning too…. English is really wide, but I enjoy learning it than French…. I remember those days in junior high and senior high school (French class is usually hilarious)….

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    1. They were fun! It looks like I really don’t know how to spell when I am using this ipad as well. It ends up having strange and mispelled words. I have to start being more careful, or stop using my ipad for writing comments.

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