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ল্যাঙ্গুয়েজ কর্নার ॥ Issue 261 : Words with different meanings in plural forms (Part 1)

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আজ আমরা এমন কিছু শব্দ নিয়ে আলোচনা করব যাদের অর্থ এক বচন (Singular form) শব্দে এক রকম অথচ বহু বচন (Plural form) শব্দে সম্পূর্ণ অন্য রকম। আশা করি ইন্টারেস্টিং এই লেসনটি সবার ভাল লাগবে এবং কাজে লাগবে।

1. Air vs Airs

Air : atmosphere, wind

Airs : affected manners, way of presenting oneself

2. Blind vs Blinds

Blind : unable to see because of injury, disease, or a congenital condition.

Blinds : a screen for a window, especially one on a roller or made of slats.

3. Character vs Characters

Character : the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

Characters : People in a novel, play, or film

-Letters of the alphabet or symbols in a word file

4. Custom vs Customs

Custom : a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.

Customs -the official department that administers and collects the duties levied by a government on imported goods.

5. Content vs Contents

Content : Someone who is in a state of peaceful happiness.

Contents : the things that are held or included in something.

6. Good vs Goods

Good : having the required qualities; of a high standard.

Goods : merchandise or possessions.

7. Force vs Forces

Force : strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.

Forces : an organized military force equipped for fighting on land, sea or air.

8. Spectacle vs Spectacles

Spectacle : a visually striking performance or display OR Some visual scene.

Spectacles : a pair of corrective glasses for eyes.

9. Wood vs Woods

Wood : the hard, fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber

Woods : an area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees.

Quote on life :

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

-Martha Graham

Dear learners, stay happy and make others happy!