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Common mistakes in English: adapt vs adopt

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Common Mistakes in English: Adapt vs Adopt

There are some very common mistakes in English that even native English speakers make.



Adapt vs adopt. What is the difference?

‘Adapt’ means to change something and make it suitable for a specific use or situation. ‘Adopt’ means to make something one’s own.

Examples of adapt and adopt:

The key to success is often the ability to adapt.

Martin and Anna adopted two orphans.


More common mistakes in English:
– Stationery or Stationary?

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– Does anybody or Do anybody?
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Learn English: anyone vs anybody

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Anyone vs Anybody

What is the difference between anyone and anybody?

Which one should I use, ‘anyone’ or ‘anybody’?


Anyone or anybody



Have you ever wondered which form is better to use? Here we have some help for you.

The answer is: both are correct and both mean the same. However ‘anybody’ is less formal and ‘anyone’ will suit more formal expressions. You will want to use ‘anyone’ in formal English or in writing whereas ‘anybody’ will sound natural in everyday informal English.

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– Does anybody or Do anybody?

– How to Learn English outside of the School

– Intensive English Courses in London



Learn English: ‘does anybody’ or ‘do anybody’?

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This is a question very often asked by our students: Does anybody or do anybody?



Does or do anybody, which is correct?


Answer: DOES is correct.

Does anybody vs Do anybody

Do you know why ‘Does anybody’ is correct?


‘Anybody’ is a third person singular form and takes -s in the present simple tense. That’s why the question form requires -s and ‘Does anybody’ is correct.
The same would apply to ‘Does anyone’, ‘Does anything’ etc. Here are some examples:

  • Does anyone have a pen I could borrow?
  • Does anybody know someone who speaks Croatian?


  • Find out about the difference between anyone and anybody.


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    Free London Attractions – Museums

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    FREE LONDON ATTRACTIONS – MUSEUMS

     
    London is an expensive city to live in or to visit but you might be surprised how many Free London Attractions are out there. Here is some of free London museums and the list is certainly longer!

    14 Museums in London to Visit for Free

    The British Museum – a museum of the world, for the world, with over two million years of human history and culture
    www.britishmuseum.org

    British Museum in London to visit with Link School of English social programme

    Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s greatest museum of art and design
    www.vam.ac.uk

    Museum of London – tells the story of London and its people. It holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe.
    www.museumoflondon.org.uk

    The Natural History Museum – a home to over 70 million natural history specimens, from spiders and giant squid to dinosaur bones, mosses and meteorites
    www.nhm.ac.uk
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    Hello world!

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    Welcome to our English language school blog!

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    Our English blog is for those interested in what’s going on in London, British culture, the English language language and exploring the best ways to improve English. Most of articles on our English language blog are written by English teachers at Link School of English.

    Everyone is welcome to post questions and answers. Practise English here and use this opportunity to learn English outside the classroom. Or maybe you have your own methods and suggestions for others. Any questions about studying English or the language? Feel free to ask.

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